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Old 01-14-2009, 10:43 PM
 
Location: IN
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Which states do you feel have the best potential moving forward after we move through this severe economic downturn? Which states will have the most trouble?
I am also looking for a larger picture view that includes many QOL aspects that do not include just economic growth alone.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: O'Hare International Airport
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The areas that have seen the most growth in the last 10 years are the ones that will still be growing after the economy turns around. The one exception might be the great state of Indiana which has had remarkable foresight about everything. Mitch Daniels is a freakin' genius and it's a pity that he doesn't want to run for higher office.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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The areas that have seen the most growth in the last 10 years are the ones that will still be growing after the economy turns around.
Dont know about that, Florida is in BIG trouble. There are large swaths of the state that based their whole economy on constuction, I'm right smack dab in the epicenter, we are really hurting here.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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The Dakotas!

You'll all come here once you've ruined the rest...
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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The Dakotas!

You'll all come here once you've ruined the rest...
But its sooooooo chilly! If it gets below 50 I'm wearing wool
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:57 AM
 
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The areas that have seen the most growth in the last 10 years are the ones that will still be growing after the economy turns around. The one exception might be the great state of Indiana which has had remarkable foresight about everything. Mitch Daniels is a freakin' genius and it's a pity that he doesn't want to run for higher office.
Can you expand on why he's a genius? Or provide some links? Interested in hearing about it.
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Road Warrior
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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.

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Old 01-15-2009, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Lets just be honest here and acknowledge the fact that Texas has the Brightest Future.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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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.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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North Carolina is the new Sunbelt state that's gonna boom. Diversified economy and attracting people of all types, skills and age groups.

California has already peaked, Florida has got to turn a lot of things around, Georgia is confined to Atlanta, Arizona is too much of a retirement location and Nevada cannot base the entire economy around gambling.
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