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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 06-17-2015, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I have met several people from Charlotte, Raleigh, and parts of South Carolina that come every year for Nashville's numerous attractions. They feel welcomed with open arms, I don't see it as a stretch at all to call it a hub. Many people are highly aware of Nashville's music industry, but becoming even more aware of its economic performance and population growth. The business community has taken notice, and the same could be said for Charlotte and Raleigh. My favorite North Carolina city is Asheville although it will never be a hub of any sort.
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Old 06-18-2015, 09:20 AM
 
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Poor little South Carolina, we have to sit on the sideline and watch everybody else play. I picked Raleigh, followed by Nashville, both are going crazy. I don't know what's holding Richmond back, it should be a monster.

Hey I know how you feel, in New Mexico we have to watch as the surrounding states prosper while we lose population lol.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:40 PM
 
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SC is in top 5 fastest growing states. You could easily put Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville in this poll. I think all 3 of them are growing faster than Lousiville, Birmingham, and Memphis.
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Old 06-19-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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SC is in top 5 fastest growing states. You could easily put Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville in this poll. I think all 3 of them are growing faster than Lousiville, Birmingham, and Memphis.
Problem is they are pretty close to two other much larger, even faster-growing cities that are already established hubs: Atlanta and Charlotte.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:02 PM
 
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I think Charleston may have a bright future ahead of it, but I really don't think highly of any other city in South Carolina.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think either Raleigh or New Orleans.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:24 AM
 
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I think Charleston may have a bright future ahead of it, but I really don't think highly of any other city in South Carolina.
How many other cities in SC have you actually been to? Not played around on Streetview, but actually been to?

SC's three largest in particular (Charleston, Columbia, Greenville) are all doing quite well, but none will ever truly be a hub. Charleston probably could become a mini hub for the coastal region, but it doesn't have enough connectivity.
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Old 06-20-2015, 06:43 AM
 
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You can't agree because its not true. Yes St. Pete is great, but its not downtown Orlando. Don't even get me started on downtown Tampa.
Please do tell what exactly Downtown Orlando has over Downtown St Petersburg, preferably minus the head cheerleader view and utilizing some actual facts.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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Charleston would be the smallest of the 3 big cities in SC, if it didn't have all the military related installations and contractors, the Ports authority, and the 3rd largest public university in the state.

North Charleston will actually be the hub, not Charleston, if the area continues to grow. There isn't any room left in Charleston for new companies.

Nobody in the south considers Louisville part of the south. It is Midwest, Cincy, Indianapolis are the cities that it is usually grouped with.
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:22 AM
 
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Charleston would be the smallest of the 3 big cities in SC, if it didn't have all the military related installations and contractors, the Ports authority, and the 3rd largest public university in the state.

North Charleston will actually be the hub, not Charleston, if the area continues to grow. There isn't any room left in Charleston for new companies.
Charleston is still the historical urban core and what gives the larger region its identity. The North Charleston/Charleston division really only exists on paper.

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Nobody in the south considers Louisville part of the south. It is Midwest, Cincy, Indianapolis are the cities that it is usually grouped with.
Anyone who's ever paid attention to history and geography knows that Louisville is in the South, albeit with Midwestern influences. I've never understood why people always want to give border cities in the South to the region they border; makes no sense to me.
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