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Old 06-06-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I'd say they have to be. A sleeping giant implies that the giant was once awake.
I guess that's a fair point, so I'm okay with that assumption I suppose.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:13 AM
 
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The thread asks for sleeping giants. Charlotte is awake. Also, I don't think it's a giant-not yet at least. It's still got some more growth to do before it can be in the same league as the classic 20th century big cities. Charlotte is certainly a major player right now, but it will earn full respect as a city when the growth spurt is over and the dust has settled and it remains a force to be reckoned with.
Props to Charlotte for making moves and they will continue to progress in my opinion. But they are a NEW CITY so that alone disqualifies them from being a sleeping giant.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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Under that criteria, you can pretty much only come to one conclusion, Detroit.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Under that criteria, you can pretty much only come to one conclusion, Detroit.
Detroit is not a sleeping giant, it's a dying giant. It will never come back to the level that it was, and will have to shed some mass to survive.
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Allendale MI
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If all of the projected investment goes through in Buffalo, I think it could come back steadily. It sounds like there has been signs of investment recently. So, we'll see what happens.

Syracuse is like this as well and its location, along with its college presence could help in order for it to be discovered again.

I think that a city like Lansing MI, which is a state capital with a major university in East Lansing, could be like similar areas that are currently popular, if it can do similar things that allowed for those other areas to grow.
I would put Grand Rapids before Lansing.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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Detroit is not a sleeping giant, it's a dying giant. It will never come back to the level that it was, and will have to shed some mass to survive.
Disagree. I'd argue that its key location and its metro's importance keep it relevant and ready for a comeback. Plus, since a lot of it is gone, it is like a clean slate that can be redone and made anew. I bet Detroit will come back one day, and I'm certain that comeback will be gradual, but spectacular.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:57 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Props to Charlotte for making moves and they will continue to progress in my opinion. But they are a NEW CITY so that alone disqualifies them from being a sleeping giant.
New city? Surely you jest?

From Wiki: The area that is now Charlotte was settled by people of European descent around 1755, Charlotte, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:04 PM
 
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New city? Surely you jest?

From Wiki: The area that is now Charlotte was settled by people of European descent around 1755, Charlotte, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's a new important city. In 1950, it couldn't hold a candle to the classic industrial centers of the Midwest and Northeast. It was only around the 1980s that Charlotte really began to come into the spotlight. Charlotte as a political entity may have existed since the mid-18th century, but Charlotte as we know it today hasn't existed until recently-hence, Charlotte is "new" to us.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I went to Boise in 2012, and got the impression that it was a pretty underrated city. And I do hear about a lot of CA people like myself looking to relocate to the NW. I'm rather fond of Boise.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:11 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I went to Boise in 2012, and got the impression that it was a pretty underrated city. And I do hear about a lot of CA people like myself looking to relocate to the NW. I'm rather fond of Boise.
Well, obviously, Boise doesn't rate, either. It wasn't an industrial super-power in the 1950s.
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