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Old 09-26-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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It seems that this recession has reshuffled the power and economic landscape of the US, so that some of the mighty cities have fallen, and some of the weaker cities will come out ahead. Which cities are poised to come out on top after the recession, and which cities have fallen from their former statures?
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:27 AM
 
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DC, Boston, Houston and Seattle have evidently weathered the storm best, with DC and Boston the most consistent. NYC, Chicago and Atlanta have suffered the most in terms of lost jobs I think though clearly not "falling from former stature" as they're still major players. I would say cities like Raleigh and Charlotte have it worst right now as evidenced by struggles with the job market and oppressive recently elected state government that's not attractive to new business.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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San Jose and San Francisco, with their strong technology based company bases and educated workforce.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:26 PM
 
Location: south central
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Some cities that were down got kicked, like Detroit. But cities like Las Vegas and Phoenix that got hit extremely hard but were not hit in the sense that they've stopped growing, so they weren't hit "the worst". In fact, they're continuing to expand. Stockton is smaller but really suffered from housing.

Of the major cities I think Miami got hit "the worst."
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I would say cities like Raleigh and Charlotte have it worst right now as evidenced by struggles with the job market and oppressive recently elected state government that's not attractive to new business.
Raleigh and Charlotte are two cities who actually, probably have it best right now.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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Raleigh and Charlotte are two cities who actually, probably have it best right now.
They're both mid-pack in terms of unemployment rates and heavily hit by downsizing in the tech and financial sectors. Like many areas in the Sunbelt the service sector is driving down the unemployment rate, not the white collar jobs that both cities are known for....and as a result wouldn't put either in the conversation for "best" right now.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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San Jose and San Francisco, with their strong technology based company bases and educated workforce.
Yes, they already have the hottest economies in the land.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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Yes, they already have the hottest economies in the land.
That's debatable if anyone has any knowledge of the Baltimore-Washington corridor or Greater Boston.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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Cities with the fewest foreclosed suburban mcmansions, and the most renting space and truly urban space available.

Cities that will come out very well

NYC, Chicago (the city itself), Boston, San Francisco, LA, DC

Not so well

Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Vegas
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Cities with the fewest foreclosed suburban mcmansions, and the most renting space and truly urban space available.

Cities that will come out very well

NYC, Chicago (the city itself), Boston, San Francisco, LA, DC

Not so well

Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Vegas
Many in your first list are recording high outbound migration and many in the second list are recording record high inbound migration. Funny if what you said were true.
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