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Old 01-23-2009, 08:52 AM
 
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Would it have killed you to mention exactly what state you're talking about??
Sorry. Alabama. Economists predict that our unemployment will probably spike at 5.9% this year, way below the national average. And, with our foreclosure rate practically non-existent compared to large swaths of the country, it means more preserved wealth. And our per capita income has really shot up in the past ten years compared to other states. Yes, it's still modest compared to say, Connecticut, but our rate of growth over the past five years bodes well for the future.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: California
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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

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Hogwash. I live in NC. With such absolutely woeful public teacher pay here our schools are going to junk, higher education budgets are getting cut and the universities are starting to suffer. Add the fact that we have essentially no viable public transit pretty much everyone who can't afford a car and insurance is screwed. Eventually due to supply and demand oil prices will skyrocket again and lots of people will be left high and dry.

CA will have its bullet train network, and MA will still produce some great jobs thanks to having the best graduates in the nation. I'm guessing Texas will be able to use their remaining oil to produce a nice public transit network while still keeping taxes reasonable and fostering growth. The southeast is still going to have problems adjusting to the 21st century however.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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Connecticut.

We have everything here from great public schools to a vast array of well paying jobs. You are 2 hours away from two of the best Cities, an hour way from beaches and the woods. We have everything here.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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Connecticut.

We have everything here from great public schools to a vast array of well paying jobs. You are 2 hours away from two of the best Cities, an hour way from beaches and the woods. We have everything here.
You just described New Jersey too. Except closer distances depending on where you are to start.
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Old 05-28-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado, even with this depression we're still growing about 100,000 a year. In fact most of 'em from bigger and richer states such as CA, TX, IL, FL, NY.
Close, more like 84,000 but still. My wonder is where everyone is working?
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:34 PM
 
Location: IN
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Close, more like 84,000 but still. My wonder is where everyone is working?
A good chunk of them probably left Kansas, but Colorado attracts people from all over the place.
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Old 05-29-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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A good chunk of them probably left Kansas, but Colorado attracts people from all over the place.
How true!!
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:36 PM
 
Location: USA
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Not Connecticut I can tell you that...
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:18 PM
 
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The problem with states up North is everybody wants to leave so some you are saying they have the best jobs up there but it aint enough to keep the middle class from fleeing down south and west to enjoy lower taxes. I'm sorry states that are stagnant are not going to magically get any better unless some things change. FL,TX, GA, NC,CA, AZ, WA, AZ are going to do just fine because they are still very attractive even though some people don't think so.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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The problem with states up North is everybody wants to leave so some you are saying they have the best jobs up there but it aint enough to keep the middle class from fleeing down south and west to enjoy lower taxes. I'm sorry states that are stagnant are not going to magically get any better unless some things change. FL,TX, GA, NC,CA, AZ, WA, AZ are going to do just fine because they are still very attractive even though some people don't think so.
No we don't.
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