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Old 08-10-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Kind of a dumb, unrealistic list. It's basically a list of cities that have been growing fast the last couple decades, not those "set to boom". Also, it assumes the status quo as far as building practices and population movements, which seems very unrealistic after what has been going on the past 5 years. Things have changed since 1995 or 2005.

Edit: If you read the article, they basically base their rankings in part from those done in 2004. Way to stay current.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Because the lists are basically taking historical population growth trends and then saying they're going to hold out for the next 30 years.
Exactly. It's a worthless list. It might be fun to read and speculate about, but that's about it. For all we know, Fargo, ND is going to be the next major boom town in 30 years.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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I seriously, seriously doubt these projections. Texas I get. North Carolina I get. Las Vegas? Las Vegas has serious problems. So does just about any city in California.
NC has serious problems too.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Good thing about Charlotte...It's growing and developing newer and learning from the larger cities past mistakes
So why is its economy crap right now?
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: NC
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So why is its economy crap right now?
Can't answer your opinion
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Mexico City, formerly Columbus, Ohio
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Can't answer your opinion
Steady, high unemployment (10%), steady/rising number of unemployed, etc. An opinion would mean the facts don't necessarily support the statement, but in this case they do.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:20 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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Charlotte is good, I wish they would widen their primary and interstate highways, and offer a direct freeway from the airport to the downtown area. Other than that nothing will stop it.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Charlotte's economy is better than most other cities that were on the list...
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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Charlotte's economy is better than most other cities that were on the list...
I think that area and South Carolina will be the next to bloom. Charlotte spreading further south into the state and Augusta spreading further west the state is receiving double support from Georgia and North Carolina.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:57 PM
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Kind of a dumb, unrealistic list. It's basically a list of cities that have been growing fast the last couple decades, not those "set to boom". Also, it assumes the status quo as far as building practices and population movements, which seems very unrealistic after what has been going on the past 5 years. Things have changed since 1995 or 2005.

Edit: If you read the article, they basically base their rankings in part from those done in 2004. Way to stay current.
Well it is Huffington Post, so you know the credibility is pretty weak.

Atlanta, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Riverside are all hurting. Even if things today were similar to 2004, which they aren't, all 4 of those cities have serious water issues. I don't think any of those 3 western cities can double without people dying of thirst. Atlanta has plenty of water around, they just haven't had the foresight to get the rights to it and develop it.
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