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Birmingham 22 36.67%
New Orleans 23 38.33%
Memphis 15 25.00%
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Originally Posted by biscuit_head View Post
Metro Memphis is experiencing stagnant growth in its metro, and is barely recovering from the losses it had from 2010-2015:


Memphis Metro Loses 30,467 Between 2010-15 ę Smart City Memphis



The Mississippi counties in that metro area are mostly growing due to the fact that Memphis itself is plagued with the same issues as Jackson, only on a much bigger scale and people are leaving the city for the farther out suburbs. However, the metro as a whole isnít attracting people from around the country or the world to the degree that Nashville is. Memphis historically has only been a favored destination for people from the Delta region/North Mississippi and never made a concerted effort to really draw people in from a wider net in terms of its economy. As usual, you delude yourself into thinking that Mississippi is going to catch up with the rest of the South in the foreseeable future when stats prove otherwise.
While it is true that Memphis has never coordinated a plan to pull people from nationwide in, Memphis is a destination to people from more than the Delta and Mississippi. Specifically, there is generations-long cross flow that Memphis shares with most of Arkansas (beyond the Arkansas Delta), and a pipeline going north to St. Louis and Chicago and the adjacent Illinois and Missouri areas...
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