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View Poll Results: Which area do you think has the brightest future ahead of it?
Cincinnati 28 17.50%
Columbus 26 16.25%
Indianapolis 22 13.75%
Louisville 21 13.13%
Pittsburgh 53 33.13%
Dunno 10 6.25%
Voters: 160. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-07-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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Which do you think has a brighter future over the next few years?

Longer term?

Why?
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Which do you think has a brighter future over the next few years?

Longer term?

Why?
I said Louisville.

The city and region is getting BRAC jobs that willl bring in 3000 folks at least and i visited there and it is a very charming city.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:47 PM
 
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Default Cincinnati

The city of Cincinnati is putting over a billion dollars into new development with "The Banks" project, Queen City Square, renovated convention center, two new stadiums. On top of that Cincnnati and Dayton are growing together and will be counted as one metro area by the 2010 census.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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Given the current conditions, Columbus and Pittsburgh are literary competing to see who can become the "Austin of the North," with Columbus at a solid (but not astronomical) lead. Louisville and Indianapolis seem to be more stabilized with their growth rate, nothing to get too cheery or worried about.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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Pittsburgh, more diverse, more cultural (stronger universities, more established/stronger museums, theatre, etc), much better transit, stronger/more interesting downtown, stronger, more diverse residential areas and suburbs. Cincy would be the closest 2nd (but considerably behind); ... Louisville, Indy and Columbus don't even belong in the same conversation.
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Pittsburgh, more diverse, more cultural (stronger universities, more established/stronger museums, theatre, etc), much better transit, stronger/more interesting downtown, stronger, more diverse residential areas and suburbs. Cincy would be the closest 2nd (but considerably behind); ... Louisville, Indy and Columbus don't even belong in the same conversation.
Indy and Louisville are as strong as Pitt in a lot of categories. They have theater, museums, all that stuff. To say Cincinnati is considerably behind, no. Cincy and Pitt might as well be twins, or close cousins.

The only thing Pitt has that I wish Indy had, is a BCS level college football team. As it is, I have to settle for the hour drive to Purdue (which is fine). Of course, Indy has NBA basketball and Monument Circle, and Woodruff Place.
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Old 06-27-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Indy and Louisville are as strong as Pitt in a lot of categories. They have theater, museums, all that stuff. To say Cincinnati is considerably behind, no. Cincy and Pitt might as well be twins, or close cousins.

The only thing Pitt has that I wish Indy had, is a BCS level college football team. As it is, I have to settle for the hour drive to Purdue (which is fine). Of course, Indy has NBA basketball and Monument Circle, and Woodruff Place.
While, in my mind, Pittsburgh has the others clearly beat, I'd put Louisville slightly ahead of Indy -- even though Louisville is smaller, it's got more 'flava' with the Ky Blue Grass thing -- plus, in terms of bigtime annual races, I'll take the Kentucky Derby (more history, culture) than the Indy 500.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:21 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Louisville I think, primarily because of its being a Southern city experiencing the impact of the Reverse Migration.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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It's seems like presently, Columbus and Pittsburgh are shining brightly.
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Old 06-27-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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I said Louisville.

The city and region is getting BRAC jobs that willl bring in 3000 folks at least and i visited there and it is a very charming city.
Also Indy and C-bus are getting Brac jobs as well. Both cities have lucrative Defense Finance Centers that are remaining open and all the other finance centers have closed except for three. Those two centers( Indy and C-bus] are receiving jobs that have tranferred from the closed centers. Those jobs have numbered in the thousands in both cities combined. Also C-bus has a major Defense Supply Center which employs a couple thousand more associates and that is located in the same base as the Finance Center. That being said it is a boost to the economy of both cities.
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