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Old 03-20-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:13 AM
 
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Without clicking, I’m guessing the answers are:

-Near big cities
-Near universities
-Tourist areas

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I was wrong. The answer was energy and/or a single big employer. Sounds sustainable.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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North Dakota's sure got that oil workin' out for them, huh?
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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Uh, I guess.
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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Mostly ND and TX towns reliant on O&G. There that should save folks the trouble.
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:50 PM
 
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Without clicking, Iím guessing the answers are:

-Near big cities
-Near universities
-Tourist areas

Edit:

I was wrong. The answer was energy and/or a single big employer. Sounds sustainable.
I agree, screwed up criteria. I would say it's probably safer to consider the longevity (and consistency) associated with college towns or state capitals.
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Inland FL
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Be nice if more small towns had jobs other than medical, retail, sales and restaurants. In the fifties we had all the factories and manufacturing jobs.
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Be nice if more small towns had jobs other than medical, retail, sales and restaurants. In the fifties we had all the factories and manufacturing jobs.
Those are the largest employers in most big cities too.
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in a small metropolitan area that has a fairly large university, the HQ of a 15,000+ employee regional health system, and a fairly diverse medical community, with a smattering of other businesses. I work in a nearby small metropolitan area dominated by a large manufacturer.

The metro with the college has far more energy and dynamism than the tired, rundown manufacturing city. The economy is far from vibrant in either place, but small towns/metros need a university or some other factor to draw people in from the outside.

A city that doesn't have much to attract outside blood will die on the vine.
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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Those are the largest employers in most big cities too.
Which big cities?
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