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View Poll Results: Pick As Many As You Like (if I posted a city twice, only select it once please)
Phoenix, AZ 9 7.69%
Tucson, AZ 4 3.42%
Las Vegas, NV 7 5.98%
Albuquerque, NM 8 6.84%
Santa Fe, NM 3 2.56%
Austin, TX 34 29.06%
Dallas, TX 58 49.57%
Houston, TX 55 47.01%
San Antonio, TX 23 19.66%
Jackson, MI 2 1.71%
Atlanta, GA 41 35.04%
Jacksonville, FL 0 0%
Orlando, FL 9 7.69%
Miami, FL 22 18.80%
Tampa, FL 4 3.42%
Charlotte, NC 35 29.91%
Raleigh, NC 30 25.64%
Charleston, SC 3 2.56%
Virginia Beach, VA 5 4.27%
New Orleans, NO 6 5.13%
Los Angeles, CA 12 10.26%
San Diego, CA 9 7.69%
San Francisco/Bay Area, CA 13 11.11%
San Jose, CA 6 5.13%
Other (list in thread) 10 8.55%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 117. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-01-2010, 05:29 PM
 
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Title basically says it. What Southern cities do you think will be prominent in the next few years economically speaking? Like, if you had to pick a group of southern cities to potentially live in based solely on the job market, which ones would you pick?

Pick as many as you desire in the poll, but limit the discussions in the thread to the top 3-5 that you'd select and if possible, give reasons why (i.e. the health sector is booming, etc.).

thanks

EDIT: Also, I know I said outside of Cali, but I decided against excluding them. So feel free to vote and discuss them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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You would have to think those in Texas are in the best position to continue their momentum
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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MIAMI - with what is now statistically the 3rd largest skyline in the U.S. and it's proximity to Europe and South America combined.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Miami!!!
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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Really? Miami for economic growth? I'm not trying to hate, but Miami never really struck me as a finance/corporate hotbed. Can someone clarify why Miami is going to start dominating? Again, I just want an answer, not trying to diss your city.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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Orlando, Tampa, San Antonio, Charlotte, and Oklahoma City

I didn't notice San Antonio on the thread so it and OKC got my vote combined as Other
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:34 PM
 
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Really? Miami for economic growth? I'm not trying to hate, but Miami never really struck me as a finance/corporate hotbed. Can someone clarify why Miami is going to start dominating? Again, I just want an answer, not trying to diss your city.
I'm glad you have an open mind about this, unlike so many members of City-Data.

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MIAMI - with what is now statistically the 3rd largest skyline in the U.S. and it's proximity to Europe and South America combined.
Emporis.com
"Due to its diversity Miami has emerged as a major center of international trade and finance. Many multinational companies have based their Latin American headquarters in the city. A gleaming row of skyscrapers lines Brickell Avenue, the heart of the city's financial district and home to many foreign banks and financial service firms.

The Port of Miami is one of the largest cruise ship ports in the world as well as a major cargo container port in the US. While tourism plays an important role in the economy, it is international commerce that truly makes Miami the Crossroads of the Americas."

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Old 05-01-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Miami's Financial District from Wikipedia:

The Miami Financial District, is a neighborhood in the City of Miami, Florida, United States. It lies within the larger enclaves of Brickell and Downtown. It is bounded by the Miami River to the north, Southeast 15th Road to the south, South Miami Avenue to the west, and Biscayne Bay to the east.[1] Referred to as the "Manhattan of the South"[2], it is home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, mostly along Brickell Avenue, its main north-south avenue and along Miami Avenue, home to many popular restaurants, shops and places of entertainment.[3]

Miami Financial District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

But I didn't vote for Miami but smaller cities that I think will experience more growth. I don't see Miami making any significant gains in the near future, at least not economically. Maybe I misunderstood the thread.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:49 PM
 
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A lot of cities on the poll are already economically prominent; Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and so forth.


Back on topic, I'd chose San Diego or Charlotte.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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Hey guys, if possible, can you all state reasons about why a city is expected to grow? I know you're busy, but I think it will add more to the thread than just stating cities (since you can see what cities are popular on the poll anyway).

EDIT: Wow Miami is beating Houston now as well. Given how much people complain about it on these boards, I never would have dreamed this scenario...
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