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Old 07-09-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Borington
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Civic Report 89 | America's Top Metros: Who's Leading the Recovery, and Why

This was in another forum and I thought It was good info for here. The Manhattan Institute came out with it's annual rankings for metropolitan areas based on their economic performance. The data shows the growth from 2012-2009. I wasn't really surprised by the top 10 but some people may be. Before anyone gets up in arms over seeing a city they consider to be tops in the bottom or vice versa remember this is based on economic growth, not over all health and diversity of an economy. Manufacturing had a resurgence from 2009-2012 so certain rust belt cities that have a reputation for sluggish economies grew at a pretty fast clip. Thoughts anyone?

The top ten

1. San Jose
2. Nashville
3. Grand Rapids
4. Houston
5. Detroit
6. Austin
7. Dallas
8. San Antonio
9. Pittsburgh
10. Youngstown
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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Manhattan Institute is a right-wing, necon think tank, so, no...
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Borington
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So they make up economic numbers?
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Given the fact that these numbers were tabulated using 2009-2012 numbers I would say they've probably changed somewhat dramatically over the past year and a half in some instances, particularly with some of the cities ranked near the bottom which have seen noticeable improvement (i.e. Jacksonville) versus higher ranked cities that are more or less flat-lined.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Borington
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Certainly when 2013 numbers get released there will be some shifting, I don't think it will be very dramatic.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Manhattan Institute is a right-wing, necon think tank, so, no...
No doubt. We need the bastion of truth (Media Matters) to give us the real rankings.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:37 AM
 
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So they make up economic numbers?
No, they make up a methodology for ranking metros based on their economic biases.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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No, they make up a methodology for ranking metros based on their economic biases.
All methods are made up.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Borington
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No, they make up a methodology for ranking metros based on their economic biases.
I can totally see your logic, it makes sense that a conservative think tank would put the Detroit area in the top ten for economic growth. It must advance their agenda.
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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To consider Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL or Dalton, GA a metro takes guts to say the least:>) Lawton, OK is a military town.
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