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Old 05-09-2010, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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If you could put the southern Cities in Tiers, what tiers would each fall in?

Tier 1
Atlanta
Houston
Dallas
Miami

Sub Tiear 1a
Nashville
New Orleans
Fort Worth
North VA Suburbs

Tier 2
Charlotte
Raleigh
Orlando
Jacksonville
Birmingham
Memhpis
Oklahoma City
Richmond
Virginia Beach
Columbia
Austin
San Antonio
Louisville
El Paso

Tier 3
Norfolk
Durham
Greensboro
Greenville SC
Augusta
Montgomery
Jackson
Knoxville
Baton Rouge
Mobile
Asheville

If I left any cities out, sorry. You guys can fill in the left out cities or debate why some cities can be moved up or down into different tiers. Cities are not in order in tiers. and One note about Tier 1a, I didnt feel right about putting those cities in tier 1 or 2 so I had to make a inbetween tier
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:37 AM
 
Location: The City
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Overall pretty good!

Just a couple of my thoughts

NOVA - if you are going to include it is solidly tier 1 - on par with any

I would do away with 1a

I would put a new tier with NOLA, Charleston, and Savannah as just Southern gems

Also Nashville to tier 2

And Ft Worth is really at this point part of the DFW Metroplex - by itself it is quite charming but not above the tier 2's by itself and I think better left as part of DFW
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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You could add several cities to Tier 3...Huntsville, Charleston, Lexington, Savannah, Winston-Salem, Tallahassee, Little Rock, etc.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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If there's going to be a sub tier 1A, it would have to include Charlotte and Austin, in that order followed by the next cities. Charlotte is just too much of an economic engine in the region to have it behind Nashville or NOLA. It has the 21st largest GAP in the nation, compared to Nashville(38), NOLA(41), but Austin's is 37th, so you could put it behind these 2 cities for other reasons.

Putting Nashville/NOLA over Charlotte would be like putting Miami over Houston. Also San Antonio should be much higher, it has the 36th largest GAP, ahead of Nashville, NOLA, Austin, etc.

Of course, if this wasn't in any order, then never mind my comments, except about including Charlotte in tier 1-A.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:16 AM
 
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Way to hard to do after Tier 1 and Tier 2 (my lists are not in any order within each tier)

Tier 1
Atlanta
Houston
Miami
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Tampa Bay-St.Pete

Tier 2
New Orleans
Charlotte
Raleigh
Nashville
Orlando

Tier 3
Other cities not going to even try to name all the important ones at this level

Tier 4
Small cities, towns, and rural places
El Paso
Jacksonville
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Way to hard to do after Tier 1 and Tier 2 (my lists are not in any order within each tier)

Tier 1
Atlanta
Houston
Miami
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Tampa Bay-St.Pete

Tier 2
New Orleans
Charlotte
Raleigh
Nashville
Orlando

Tier 3
Other cities not going to even try to name all the important ones at this level

Tier 4
Small cities, towns, and rural places
El Paso
Jacksonville

Small cities, towns, and rural places? Whatever your personal opinion about Jacksonville and/or El Paso, they are certainly not small and don't belong at the bottom of the list.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Overall pretty good!

Just a couple of my thoughts

NOVA - if you are going to include it is solidly tier 1 - on par with any

I would do away with 1a

I would put a new tier with NOLA, Charleston, and Savannah as just Southern gems

Also Nashville to tier 2

And Ft Worth is really at this point part of the DFW Metroplex - by itself it is quite charming but not above the tier 2's by itself and I think better left as part of DFW
Fort Worth has the 3rd largest economy in the state by itself and does stand on its own without Dallas.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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Fort Worth has the 3rd largest economy in the state by itself and does stand on its own without Dallas.
Source Please
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Way to hard to do after Tier 1 and Tier 2 (my lists are not in any order within each tier)

Tier 1
Atlanta
Houston
Miami
Dallas-Ft. Worth
Tampa Bay-St.Pete

Tier 2
New Orleans
Charlotte
Raleigh
Nashville
Orlando

Tier 3
Other cities not going to even try to name all the important ones at this level

Tier 4
Small cities, towns, and rural places
El Paso
Jacksonville
I think Orlando is above Tampa
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Source Please
Here you go...


http://www.hartford.gov/news/12-10-04%20per%20capita%20ranking.pdf (broken link)
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