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Old 12-08-2008, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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The New York Times > Week in Review > Image > Cities in Trouble vs. Growing Cities

This link shows two maps: (a) metropolitan areas in or at risk of recession and (b) metropolitan areas with expanding economies.

Very interesting observations! Who'da thunk that Cambridge, Boston, Hartford, and Albany would be slated for large percentage economic growth? Who'da thunk that Columbus, Charlotte, and Nashville were in a recession?
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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The New York Times > Week in Review > Image > Cities in Trouble vs. Growing Cities

This link shows two maps: (a) metropolitan areas in or at risk of recession and (b) metropolitan areas with expanding economies.

Very interesting observations! Who'da thunk that Cambridge, Boston, Hartford, and Albany would be slated for large percentage economic growth? Who'da thunk that Columbus, Charlotte, and Nashville were in a recession?

sarcasm?

interesting map though...thanks for the post....
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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sarcasm?

interesting map though...thanks for the post....
Sarcasm? Well, not terribly so. I really thought the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and upstate New York people joined the ranks of Long Islanders and New Jerseyans in terms of moving south in droves.

As for the other way around, Charlotte is where many of the yankees and Midwesterners are relocating to. Nashville was also on some Yahoo! Top 10 list JUST TODAY for continuing to add jobs and remain strong in the midst of this recession.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:22 PM
 
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ah well some parts of New England are struggling like Rhode Island, NH and bits of Massachsetts but Boston and Cambridge have been going through a gigantic boom since 2005.

2003 and 2004 coming out of the earlier national recession were probably the only down years this decade for the city....but since then growth and population have continued upward. To go along with growth in 2000-2002.....

The current recession has hurt somewhat though not as much as most of the country.

The cold weather sucks though...this is gonna be a brutal winter I reckon...

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Old 12-08-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Greater PDX
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I wonder if all the WaMu layoffs are going to cause a domino effect to Seattle's economic expansion. Starbucks isn't exactly doing really well, either, and Windows Vista didn't set the world on fire.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Surprised to see Norfolk/Hampton Roads with an expanding economy.
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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Sarcasm? Well, not terribly so. I really thought the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and upstate New York people joined the ranks of Long Islanders and New Jerseyans in terms of moving south in droves.

As for the other way around, Charlotte is where many of the yankees and Midwesterners are relocating to. Nashville was also on some Yahoo! Top 10 list JUST TODAY for continuing to add jobs and remain strong in the midst of this recession.
but it's talking about the metropolitan area. if Columbia is included in the Nashville metro, you better believe that place is dragging it down. hah.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha's in a recession? Really?
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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^ and Des Moines? I was just reading how their economy is doing better and growing faster than it has since the mid-20th century.

I just got back from Iowa City and the University is still heavily developing and investing in research/development, and the amount of new housing and commercial construction wasn't affected by the national housing issues. It's in a recession?
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Wow, look at Texas...
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