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View Poll Results: Which Midwestern Rust Belt city has made the strongest recovery?
Detroit 5 8.77%
Cleveland 10 17.54%
St. Louis 11 19.30%
Milwaukee 11 19.30%
Cincinnati 20 35.09%
Voters: 57. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-08-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm talking cities like Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and St. Louis. Cast your vote and explain why. Which cities have gained population from the lows they hit, which ones are gaining population today vs. losing population, etc. Which cities have the most projects going on downtown, etc.
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Old 07-08-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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I voted Cincinnati which while flying under the radar has shown a lot of redevelopment, particularly downtown. Detroit gets a lot of bad-mouthing, however anyone familiar with what Dan Quinn (Quicken Loans) has done/is doing have it on the verge of passing other Rust Belt cities over the next several years.

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Old 07-08-2016, 01:13 PM
 
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Probably Cincinnati, but it wasn't quite as industrial as the others so deindustrialization didn't affect it as much.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:19 PM
 
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I voted Cincinnati which while flying under the radar has shown a lot of redevelopment, particularly downtown. Detroit gets a lot of bad-mouthing, however anyone familiar with what Dan Quinn (Quicken Loans) has done/is doing have it on the verge of passing other Rust Belt cities over the next several years.

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I think you mean Dan Gilbert?

Anyway, yeah, Detroit is a very close second. Just watching development news for the downtown area, almost every single abandoned building is being renovated and refilled, and plenty of empty lots are seeing infill as well. It's truly impressive, and is a great comeback story in the making.

But my #1 vote goes to Cincinnati. It's probably the only Midwestern city with any neighborhood seeing gentrification on a coastal city level, and that's being done in the OTR neighborhood (which is spectacular btw). Cincinnati also has a very strong corporate base and thus is recovering quicker than its peers. There's a lot of development downtown going on as well, it's pretty damn impressive. And it's not just downtown either; other 'hoods such as Walnut Hills and Uptown are seeing a lot of new stuff going on as well. Because its renaissance is so widespread, compared to the other cities here where it's only in and around downtowns, Cincy gets my vote.
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Old 07-08-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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I think you mean Dan Gilbert?
Yep! I blame it on the heat!
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:39 PM
 
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None. To be the strongest, one of them would have to be making a strong recovery, when in reality, the best of them are seeing modest recovery and there are a couple candidates for "not actually" or "barely" recovering on that list.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:48 PM
 
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Pittsburgh isn't on the list.
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Old 07-08-2016, 08:19 PM
 
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Pittsburgh isn't on the list.
Pittsburgh isn't in the Midwest.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Pittsburgh isn't on the list.
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Pittsburgh isn't in the Midwest.
Hopefully, ASAP, the OP will settle this hot button issue before it quickly derails the thread; it's been debated, ad nauseam, elsewhere.

Other such issues that will derail the thread are dwelling on either the parameters of the Rust Belt or on two other large cities that weren't included, Columbus and Indianapolis.
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Old 07-09-2016, 10:09 AM
 
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1. Cincinnati (has a very clean, conservative feel, a very well managed decline and really smart planning downtown and riverfront area)
2. St. Louis (going crazy with eds/meds right now but shedding old economy just as fast, could really take off if it got its archaic governmental system under control)
3. Milwaukee (never fell is hard as the rest, reflected by not losing near as much as population)
4. Cleveland (still suffering from regional decline, but a lot of good development happening downtown and along Euclid corridor)
5. Detroit (the scale of the destruction will be hard to recover from, bright spots, but Detroit is so much larger and was really a one industry town)
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