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View Poll Results: What city is most poised to become another powerhouse of the South
Richmond, Va 27 9.96%
New Orleans, LA 24 8.86%
Nashville, TN 107 39.48%
Jacksonville, FL 14 5.17%
Louisville, KY 10 3.69%
Raleigh, NC 71 26.20%
Birmingham, AL 16 5.90%
Memphis, TN 2 0.74%
Voters: 271. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-16-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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Actually I think the Triangle is probably most similar to the Triad than any other metro. There's more than just breakneck growth and sprawl to consider here.
That's true, I won't argue against you on that front. Also, in that case, you could draw similarities between Raleigh/Durham and Richmond.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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I agree with you that it makes no sense that Charlotte should be behind Nashville or Raleigh although I think its entirely possible that Raleigh will be on the level of Charlotte someday within the next 10-20 years.

Yet I disagree that Charlotte is nowhere on the level of Atlanta or especially Houston,
Well Houston is the largest and richest city in the south it also has the biggest economy.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:49 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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I still prefer Austin over Houston. I do love Houston's hip hop culture though.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Nashville, I interviewed for jobs in Nashville in the health care field and they had candidates from NYC, Chicago, SF and even LA and Seattle I was shocked. Nashville economy is booming in the health care field. Lucky for me I had connections so I got a job. Nashville hopefully doesn't become Atlanta in the next 10 years, their population is soaring because of no state tax and a pretty healthy overall economy. I heard Austin, Dalllas, Houston all have great economies as well. A buddy of mine is moving from New York to Texas this summer as well. I don't know if Texas is considered part of the South thou, its sort of a its own region. Anyhow Nashville rocks
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:57 PM
 
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Nashville, I interviewed for jobs in Nashville in the health care field and they had candidates from NYC, Chicago, SF and even LA and Seattle I was shocked. Nashville economy is booming in the health care field. Lucky for me I had connections so I got a job. Nashville hopefully doesn't become Atlanta in the next 10 years, their population is soaring because of no state tax and a pretty healthy overall economy. I heard Austin, Dalllas, Houston all have great economies as well. A buddy of mine is moving from New York to Texas this summer as well. I don't know if Texas is considered part of the South thou, its sort of a its own region. Anyhow Nashville rocks
Become Atlanta as far as big and sprawly? Atlanta's economy is booming at the moment if that's what you're referring to.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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All these idiotic comments "oh we don't want to be another Atlanta". If you don't want it, you will never be a MAJOR city..PERIOD
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:06 PM
 
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All these idiotic comments "oh we don't want to be another Atlanta". If you don't want it, you will never be a MAJOR city..PERIOD
I have to agree. If you get the growth on the level of Atlanta, unfortunately, you're not going to avoid the sprawl. 100k people aren't going to be moving into the central per year or you'll be as urban as European or NE cities in 10 years.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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How you figure Delta is a terrible airline when it ranked #1 last year?
Sports capacity ratings for five major professional sports - The Business Journals
I'm guessing you had the wrong link copied when you wrote this.

In any case, Delta does deserve credit for being the world's largest unscheduled airline.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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All these idiotic comments "oh we don't want to be another Atlanta". If you don't want it, you will never be a MAJOR city..PERIOD
I love Atlanta but the traffic and sprawl in Atlanta is really bad.
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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Could you explain your rationale behind Raleigh and Nashville at 2 in front of Charlotte? You've stated don't like Charlotte due to it's "orientation", but it's clearly a much larger economic engine than either Raleigh or Nashville, by quite a large margin.
Charlotte seems like it's almost there already. Since it has more competition in the area of the things it does well I'm not sure how much more room to it has to grow. Probably more than I realize though.

Maybe the city should seal the deal by hosting the Olympics?

Although when I think of Charlotte there really isn't one city characteristic that stands out to me.

When it comes to Raleigh & Nashville I just hear about them a lot more from all sorts of people.

Nashville is a destination city. When someone says Nashville you definitely get a picture of what that entails (even if it isn't accurate). Much the same way Austin calls to mind a certain idea and if Nashville booms to the level of Austin look out.

Also, I think once Raleigh starts approaching Charlotte's level it will offer more to people from different walks of life. Don't like Raleigh's flavor? Check out Durham. Not really feeling either of those two? Go to Cary.

Guess we'll just have to check in with them in another 10 years?

Just remembered that New Orleans, as far as I know, isn't all that interested in change and growth into something else. So I doubt it will ever become a hub without losing what makes it special.

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