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Old 08-21-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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Albany NY may be a sleeper due to population growth in the metro and in each of the 3 center cities in that metro between 2000-2010. Its average annual income is on par with many growing areas too: Here are the highest-paying markets for employees in all jobs - The Business Journals
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I could understand Pittsburgh and Oakland to some extent.

But wait a minute. Did Seattle boom in the past, and then go downhill, and now it's going uphill? I was under the impression that Seattle was on an uphill incline for over a century.
Seattle's economy took a nosedive in the late 70's early 80's when it was a one company town (Boeing). It's 'renaissance' if you will, happened in the 1990's when its economy started to diversify in the earlier chapters of the internet and the city started becoming trendy. However it's well past the point of renaissance as its pretty much gone gangbusters since and continues to do so. Its worst recession in memory is over 30 years behind them.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I hear Rochester, NY is doing better than it was. You could also throw Duluth, MN in there as well.

It was mentioned earlier, but downtown Birmingham, AL was the first city I thought of when I read this thread.

Oh, and Savannah has been growing consistently for a good while now, but maybe it still counts?
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:34 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Birmingham, AL
What's going on in Birmingham? When I was in Atlanta I toyed with the idea of a side roadtrip there but ended up spending another day in Atlanta instead.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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What's going on in Birmingham? When I was in Atlanta I toyed with the idea of a side roadtrip there but ended up spending another day in Atlanta instead.
This article will give you an idea of what is going on there.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/re...anted=all&_r=0

I'm really happy for my neighbors to the west. They need this kind of attention.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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A nice article on Cleveland and Pittsburgh: America's Top Young Adult Workforces: A Rust Belt Rebirth?*|*Richey Piiparinen

Turn around of Downtown Cleveland outline -- $5.5 billion since 2010: http://www.downtowncleveland.com/med...2-2014-DCA.pdf
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Cleveland
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh
I've heard a bit about Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Especially Pittsburgh. I LOVE the topography of that area.

Not as much Cincinnati, though I am aware it is growing. I recently took a drive through downtown Cincinnati and was disappointed in the vibrancy...or lack thereof. It was around 7pm on a weekday. Maybe I chose the wrong time?
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:30 PM
 
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Cleveland
Cincinnati
Pittsburgh

I like this list and I would add Indianapolis to it.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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It was still pretty back then, if just for the mountain backdrop, the waterfront, and the Space Needle... but yes. Nowhere I would have wanted to move to at that time. There was a general atmosphere of depression and boredom that permeated the whole city. Everything looked old and neglected. Hardly any new construction. People were losing their jobs and moving away. I was a teenager at the time, and I was amazed at just how little there was to do for young people. Lots of bored, frustrated kids who's only outlet was getting high or drunk. Not much of a music scene. Pretty much the opposite of what it's like today.
Aside from the Grunge craze that emerged in the late '80s?
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