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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 04-23-2015, 11:24 AM
 
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Best way to gauge hub status for a region is to look at the airports.

A city that does a better job of connecting other places in its region to:

A) Other cities in its state
B) Other cities in its region
C) Other cities in its country
D) Other cities in its continent
E) Other cities in its hemisphere of the world (North and West for North America; so the Western Hemisphere at-large)
F) Other cities across the world

When a place has multiple options in each A-F categories (so more than just 1-2 options), it is a definite hub.

If it has A-F, it is undoubtedly a hub city. If it has only A, it is a local hub. If it has B-C, it is a domestically important player. If it has D-E, it is a very important place on this side of the world. If it has F, its reach goes worldwide.

When other people from other cities in your region HAVE to use your airport to connect, to go somewhere, or to gain a service they otherwise don't have, they are relying on your city for their amenity needs. It is that reliance that makes one place a more dominant staple in its area than anything else and it carries over to more than just beyond airports and airline service. It goes this way for businesses, investment, trade, logistics, so on.
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Old 04-23-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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Best way to gauge hub status for a region is to look at the airports.

A city that does a better job of connecting other places in its region to:

A) Other cities in its state
B) Other cities in its region
C) Other cities in its country
D) Other cities in its continent
E) Other cities in its hemisphere of the world (North and West for North America; so the Western Hemisphere at-large)
F) Other cities across the world

When a place has multiple options in each A-F categories (so more than just 1-2 options), it is a definite hub.

If it has A-F, it is undoubtedly a hub city. If it has only A, it is a local hub. If it has B-C, it is a domestically important player. If it has D-E, it is a very important place on this side of the world. If it has F, its reach goes worldwide.

When other people from other cities in your region HAVE to use your airport to connect, to go somewhere, or to gain a service they otherwise don't have, they are relying on your city for their amenity needs. It is that reliance that makes one place a more dominant staple in its area than anything else and it carries over to more than just beyond airports and airline service. It goes this way for businesses, investment, trade, logistics, so on.
Based on this, Atlanta is the obvious first, then Charlotte would probably be second since their airport is fairly significant as well.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Based on this, Atlanta is the obvious first, then Charlotte would probably be second since their airport is fairly significant as well.
Yeah I was wondering why Charlotte wasn't an option in the poll...it gets my vote as the South's second city behind the big 4.
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Old 04-25-2015, 03:45 AM
 
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Columbus, GA
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:13 AM
 
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Because CLT and ATL already are hubs. The question is what will be he next hub.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:42 AM
 
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How is Charlotte a hub but New Orleans isn't? I don't get how some people here forget that New Orleans is one of the most important ports in the world ...
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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But you have to admit, it's put Huntsville on the map in a notable way and has lead to substantial private investment. However, it's still quite one-dimensional compared to Birmingham.



That's anywhere in the country. Ever check out the online comments section of any newspaper article anywhere in the country that deal with race?
True.
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Old 04-25-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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How is Charlotte a hub but New Orleans isn't? I don't get how some people here forget that New Orleans is one of the most important ports in the world ...
It used to be a century or two ago. Now it's just a city known for partying and debauchery.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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It used to be a century or two ago. Now it's just a city known for partying and debauchery.
By city-data maybe. Actual data disagrees. Louisiana has something like 1/4 of the countries ship captains and a large portion of very key goods are handled in the NOLA metro area. NOLA is much more of an actual hub than any of the cities on this poll and the shipping industry is projected to skyrocket here because the feds either must use the vastly underused river (energy efficient) or build more rail (extremely costly) to replace the overused infrastructure it has.

Or maybe I could learn something by just asking what is a hub to everybody here? Just a population center? If that's the case then no, NOLA won't ever be a hub ... thank God.
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Old 04-25-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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It used to be a century or two ago. Now it's just a city known for partying and debauchery.
I consider NOLA a Gulf Coast hub due to its outsize cultural profile and relative isolation. Besides partying and debauchery, it also has a convention and tourism industry that can go toe-to-toe with the "big boys" of the South (Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Miami) and a decent higher ed scene.
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