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Old 12-02-2008, 06:17 PM
 
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Which sunny state has the most "Rust Belt-malcontents" ?

 
Old 12-02-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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From looking at where my peers are going, i would say North Carolina.

My brother is teaching school on the coast with at least 5-10 people he went to school w/at Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. All of these teachers are from Trumbull and Columbiana Counties in NE Ohio.

Then there are the 20 or so people living there..........who i can think of off the top of my head......... all of whom hail from the same little town i grew up in, pop. 6500.

Here's a story about Mount Union grads in Gaston County. My brother and his friends teach in Onslow County.
https://www.muc.edu/news/mount_union...north_carolina

I also know several Ohioans in Colorado, Florida, Arizona, California, South Carolina, and Virginia.

If you look at the Cleveland Browns (http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/fans/backers/clubs.php - broken link) website you will see that there are Ohioans all over. According to this website, the largest Browns Backer fan club is in AZ.

Here's a link to an OSU alumni page in NC. Welcome Buckeye Alumni!
 
Old 12-02-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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I'd agree with NC. Just go look at any Rust Belt state's forum and see how many live, used to live, or intend to live in NC. That's where the jobs went.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Real America
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Alabama. They got tje Pittsburgh of the south.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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Alabama. They got tje Pittsburgh of the south.
Just because Birmingham is/was considered the Pittsburgh of the South, it doesn't mean a lot of rust belters live there. It just means they make/made steel there.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm not sure if we could win that competition, but Florida is certainly very close to the top - we're probably behind California in terms of absolute number of Rust Belt transplants, but I seriously doubt if any other state has a higher percentage of its total population composed of that group of people. Some counties in FL have 2 - 3 residents born out of state for every native Floridian (and I'm talking about "native Floridians" who are largely the first generation in the their family born in the state...largely to parents from Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, etc. etc.)
 
Old 12-03-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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I'm not sure if we could win that competition, but Florida is certainly very close to the top - we're probably behind California in terms of absolute number of Rust Belt transplants, but I seriously doubt if any other state has a higher percentage of its total population composed of that group of people. Some counties in FL have 2 - 3 residents born out of state for every native Floridian (and I'm talking about "native Floridians" who are largely the first generation in the their family born in the state...largely to parents from Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, etc. etc.)
Many years ago when I was in high school in Miami, our teacher asked the class how many were born in FL. Only about 4 hands went up. Then he asked how many had a parent who was born in FL. Only one!

I think the answers would be different today. While many of my classmates have left FL like I did, I am sure there are still many others there, and their kids would be in high school now.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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I would agree, that booming, business friendly and profit driven economy, led by Bank of America, had many a New York banker coming down to North Carolina with hat in hand last month.

What about "Rust Belt Malcontents" bringing their politics with them? Are they inviting economic disaster in the Southern states just like the Rust Belt by voting more Democratic and being sympathetic to unions?
 
Old 12-03-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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They are all here in Florida making less wages then they did in the rust belt,lol.
 
Old 12-03-2008, 01:24 PM
 
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North and South Carolina are full of them.

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