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Old 01-15-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Pretty much, any state in the Sunbelt is poised to grow.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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as well as largely rural states experiencing brain-drain and offering harsh climates or little to no jobs (North Dakota down to Kansas, Maine, West Virginia, Mississippi).
The central US should do quite well. In fact, as the rest of the country loses jobs, much of Central US from Texas to the Dakotas has held steady or gained jobs.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Great lakes states. IL, MN, WI, MI.

You sunbelters just wait until that mass water shortage kicks in. Bwahahahaha. TAKE THAT SUCKERS!!!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: IN
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The central US should do quite well. In fact, as the rest of the country loses jobs, much of Central US from Texas to the Dakotas has held steady or gained jobs.

Well, Manhattan, KS just picked up some more jobs recently.
Kansas gets final homeland security OK for biodefense lab - Kansas City Star (http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/977432.html - broken link)
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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Great lakes states. IL, MN, WI, MI.

You sunbelters just wait until that mass water shortage kicks in. Bwahahahaha. TAKE THAT SUCKERS!!!!
What mass water shortage? My state has more square miles of water per inhabitant than any other in the country, Minnesota included. Heck, with 55 inches of rain a year, we're not having any problems.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Well, Manhattan, KS just picked up some more jobs recently.
Kansas gets final homeland security OK for biodefense lab - Kansas City Star (http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/977432.html - broken link)
Manhattan, Kansas is the greatest place on earth!!!! I love it there.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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South Dakota is attractive to many larger cities nearby (Denver, Minneapolis, Omaha). I see growth in the future. I'm not just saying that because I live here either. Growth can be bad too.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Based on growth patterns, where jobs are headed, which places are becoming more educated, offer great recreational opportunities and better weather, great QOL, 21st century development and design, and do not face the current problems of "over-crowded" states like New York, Florida, and California...

The states with the brightest futures in the next 50 years will be in the Southeast:
North Carolina
Virginia
Georgia
Tennessee

and in the West:
Colorado
Oregon
Utah
Idaho

along with Texas

The states with the bleakest futures will be the obvious Rust Belt states (Michigan, Indiana, Ohio), the over-crowded over-taxed states (New York, New Jersey,Massachusetts), as well as largely rural states experiencing brain-drain and offering harsh climates or little to no jobs (North Dakota down to Kansas, Maine, West Virginia, Mississippi).

Please note: this is not to say that the aforementioned states cannot turn things around. My guesses are just based on current trends. For all we know, Mississippi could be the North Carolina and South Dakota could be the Colorado of 2025.
Actually, New York is only crowded Downstate, but Upstate is not crowded really at all. There are some areas doing OK in Upstate too.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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South Dakota is attractive to many larger cities nearby (Denver, Minneapolis, Omaha). I see growth in the future. I'm not just saying that because I live here either. Growth can be bad too.
Sioux Falls has already been growing steadily for a while now. A sleeper of a city, in my opinion. It has over 100,000 people and is even getting increasingly more "diverse" too.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: IN
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Manhattan, Kansas is the greatest place on earth!!!! I love it there.
The little apple Ya can't really compare it to the big apple, eh?
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