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Old 04-23-2016, 02:12 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Atlanta is obviously the largest city in the Deep South (which includes LA, MS, AL, GA, SC and parts of neighboring states), as well as the most commercially important and cosmopolitan. Is there an obvious "second city" of the Deep South, or one that is growing and could one day compete with Atlanta and help make the region more economically competitive? Consider places like New Orleans, Birmingham, or Memphis... (Texas and Florida don't really count)
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:22 PM
 
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I'd consider NOLA the second city for the most part.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Memphis and Jackson are stagnant. Nashville is the answer, if you count all of TN in the "Deep South". If not, then Birmingham or New Orleans.
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Houston
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Old 04-23-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Atlanta is obviously the largest city in the Deep South (which includes LA, MS, AL, GA, SC and parts of neighboring states), as well as the most commercially important and cosmopolitan. Is there an obvious "second city" of the Deep South, or one that is growing and could one day compete with Atlanta and help make the region more economically competitive? Consider places like New Orleans, Birmingham, or Memphis... (Texas and Florida don't really count)
East Texas is part of the deep south.... look up deep south on wiki east Texas is included.
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Old 04-23-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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If you don't consider Texas or NC, it's between Memphis & Birmingham. That area from MS to SC is very underwhelming excluding ATL. But will they compete with ATL? No. ATL's competition is in Texas or Florida.
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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Nashville isn't Deep South at all. Memphis is, but the majority of TN is very Upper South.

Charleston seems to be going down a good path.
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Austell, Georgia
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Nashville isn't Deep South at all. Memphis is, but the majority of TN is very Upper South.

Charleston seems to be going down a good path.
You are 100% wrong! Tennessee is quintessentially deep south through and through.
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:03 AM
 
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Charlotte nc is bigger than atlanta within its city limits already
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Old 04-24-2016, 07:25 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Charlotte nc is bigger than atlanta within its city limits already
...only because Charlotte's municipal limits are more than twice the size of Atlanta's.
If we are going to use that sort of reasoning, then Raleigh's bigger than Miami.
Silly, just silly.
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