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View Poll Results: Which Sunbelt City is the next hotspot
Columbia SC 22 30.56%
Birmingham AL 14 19.44%
Abilene TX 4 5.56%
San Angelo TX 7 9.72%
Chattanooga TN 22 30.56%
Columbus GA 2 2.78%
Myrtle Beach-Conway SC 15 20.83%
Lakeland FL 5 6.94%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-25-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The reality is that people will start to move to the "next hotspots" when the economy of those areas create jobs. I'd also offer that hotspots won't be predominantly manufacturing economies. Which cities and/or states are building the foundation for that future job growth? What are these places doing to attract the next generation of workers? I'd offer that regressive social policies at the states' level that don't align with the "under 35" crowd are going to be a problem. While the current set of larger Sunbelt hotspots are more aligned with the "under 35" crowd and temper regressive policies from the states simply through local cultural differences and norms, I suspect that it will be difficult for smaller/emerging areas to bridge that gap. Those that can are likely to emerge will likely have some combination of university presence, significant arts scene, offbeat personality, and a more highly educated adult population.
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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why
Much of those named cities are suburbs or exurbs of larger cities.

Frisco (Dallas)
San Marcos (Austin and San Antonio)
Pearland (Houston)
League City (Houston)

With Frisco, it's just the next burb that grew after Plano met max capacity.

The others like McAllen, Laredo, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa are either two isolated from the rest of the state and heck, even nation, with very little economic diversity; or they are just not that interested on being a fast growing city. Which is a problem for Waco as well. I can see some of these sustaining modest growth which are Killeen (though they also need to diversity their economic base), suburbs of DFW, Houston, and Austin, B/CS, and even Waco. But next hotspot like a fast grower in both raw numbers and percentages, I don't see it.
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:36 PM
 
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Frisco
Midland
Pearland
Bryan
League City
McAllen
Odessa
College Station
McKinney
https://wallethub.com/edu/fastest-growing-cities/7010/

Just to name a few.
I am shocked that Midland and Odessa are still some of the fastest growing cities considering West Texas Intermediate is still cheap.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I am shocked that Midland and Odessa are still some of the fastest growing cities considering West Texas Intermediate is still cheap.
Oil Companies pay pretty good.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:51 PM
 
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Oil Companies pay pretty good.
I know that but West Texas Intermediate is still pretty cheap.
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Old 04-02-2017, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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I think one area that should be on the list, if it is considered sunbelt, is Cedar City/St. George, Utah.
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Old 04-03-2017, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I know that but West Texas Intermediate is still pretty cheap.
The land is ripe for the taking. The way things are looking right now and the foreseeable future, the Permian Basin is looking at another growth spurt.
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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The land is ripe for the taking. The way things are looking right now and the foreseeable future, the Permian Basin is looking at another growth spurt.
True....however some people are predicting oil to be in the low 40's this year.Nobody can predict the price of oil.I saw that the recent growth in shale production could cause prices to sink again.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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For all the talk of Birmingham, the latest Census numbers sure don't validate it. The CSA grew another 2,393 or another 0.2% like years past.
I think Huntsville is more likely to boom than Birmingham. Also I assume the OP thinks Greenville SC has already boomed. Otherwise it should be included on this list.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: El Paso, Texas
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El Paso is growing and is one of the sunniest spots in the US!
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