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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

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Old 04-18-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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This isn't even close.

The Raleigh-Durham area is an international hub for medical research and biotechnology. In terms of economic productivity and innovation, it is arguably on par with Seattle, Austin, Boston, and San Francisco. The other cities listed...not so much. There is plenty of empirical data to support this claim too. Enrico Moretti's The New Geography of Jobs provides a pretty good summary.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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I would take off Nashville and probably Raleigh and add Oklahoma city and Tulsa. Oklahoma city is on path to pass Memphis in metro population very soon. Okc metro sits at 1,319, 667 now.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:08 PM
 
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Atlanta competes with Dallas, TX and not these other cities.
Atlanta does compete with smaller cities like Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Don't confuse economic competitors with peer cities.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I would take off Nashville and probably Raleigh and add Oklahoma city and Tulsa. Oklahoma city is on path to pass Memphis in metro population very soon. Okc metro sits at 1,319, 667 now.
Very few people consider OK to be part of the South...
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Very few people consider OK to be part of the South...
Only southeast Oklahoma is southern.
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:57 PM
 
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Greenville SC due to its location between Atlanta and Charlotte and close to mountains and best downtown in America.
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Atlanta does compete with smaller cities like Nashville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Don't confuse economic competitors with peer cities.
Agreed.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Greenville SC due to its location between Atlanta and Charlotte and close to mountains and best downtown in America.
LOL,Ok r-i-g-h-tttt.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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As a tourist/pedestrian, I don't consider ATL's downtown all that great.

OT to this thread as ATL is definitely the #1 hub but I just don't see that much going on at street level downtown. Last time I was downtown it was a ghost town at night. Has it changed much in 4 years?
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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^probably. I'm not an expert on Atlanta as I really only go for work, which mostly means I hit the same places at the same times (Thursday-Sunday, Downtown/Midtown/University Center) but on the weekends I can say it does seem lively on the street. Especially in Midtown, you can tell from all the infill construction that there is a huge demand for walkability. Every blue moon I'll get out to other areas like Buckhead, Virginia Highlands and Little Five Points but mostly I'm stuck in either Midtown or Downtown and it's been changing rapidly over the years.
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