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Old 06-14-2007, 11:03 PM
Location: Chicagoland area
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Which states, in the next 5-10 years, do you expect to begin booming?
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:34 AM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Hard to tell. The Southern states obviously. Texas and Oklahoma will still likely be booming. Maybe the Midwestern states have a chance given the Midwest cities are slowly beginning to bounce back (I live in one that's doing just that)
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:03 AM
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Trust me: New Hampshire...the "Mass"-hole exodus from Taxachusetts has already begun! I'd venture a guess too, as more people continue to migrate south to warmer climates and less taxing and government regulated states, South Carolina more than any place in the south. North Carolina is already becoming the next Florida, while Tennessee and Georgia too have seen dramatic shifts. The shift isn't quite so dramatic in S. Carolina I believe...yet.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:24 AM
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I think alot of the western states will do very well they seem to have alot of retirees moving in states like Oregon and Washington they seem to have alot of energy going on and also Idaho.

Alot of people say Utah is booming but its a poor state they have a very high bithrate and no matter how much economic success stories they have the per-capita income for the state is still going to be one of the lowest in the nation just because of all the babies they have.

With Arizona and Nevada I wonder if anyone has looked at what the per-capita income's are they arent that impressive, they have very good economic growth but the per-capita income's tend to be lower then one would think for those states.

Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota have been really been having good economic times as of late and if the oil prices stay very high they will continue to enjoy very good times. In fact Wyoming and Colorado seem to in competition with which one is more affluent, the oil and natural gas economy really has brought tremendous prosperity to Wyoming.

Another state that is doing exceptionally well in the midwest region is South Dakota. South Dakota is probubly has the most potential of the great plains/midwestern states. Its really an economic engine up there. One can say what they want about how Sioux Falls is sprawly and visually unappealing with planning to be desired but it is a big economic success story as is Brookings an hour up the road.

Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico will probubly also continue to have very good economies although in Oklahoma and New Mexico's case they are just playing catch-up and its mainly because have lots of natural resources also Oklahoma benefits from its good proximity and location.

Who knows about the ethanol, if the ethanol continues to be very politically popular then I would include Nebraska and Iowa. Both states have been doing rather well especially in alot of the rural areas.

All and all, The plains states are doing much economically better then the great lakes states and will probubly continue to do so. While the Great Lakes states lose ground compared to the national average for the most part, the plains states are doing rather well especially where they have corn or oil nearby.

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Old 06-15-2007, 05:24 PM
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I think Wyoming is really going to pick up the pace. It has a highish growth rate but nowhere near that of neighboring Colorado and Idaho or the rest of the West and I think the appeal of the West that a lot of Americans seek as far as open land, cheap living, breathtaking scenery still exists there and many Americans who moved out west to places like Colorado and Arizona now dejected with the overcrowding and quality of life, will eventually find themselves there.

And as was said, I also think if ethanol ever really takes off, Iowa will be a cash cow.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:40 PM
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Smile where's the money?

North Central West Virginia...Morgantown, Bridgeport and surrounding areas.
Such a threat that Penn State and Carnegie Institute have built campus's to slow the Pennsylvania out migration to WVU at nearby Uniontown...
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:45 PM
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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The Northeast. Everyone who moved to the South probally get tired of the heat, or their kids want to live somewhere with snow. Or skin cancer is rampant in the south and people move up north to lessen their chance of skin cancer.

Than the Northeast will be a booming place, with home prices cheap, great economy, schools, and weather.

One can only wish haha.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:10 PM
Location: Jersey City
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^Tymel, I think that's more like 20-30 years from now rather than 5-10.

I do think one northeastern state is seeing significant growth. Eastern Pennsylvania is receiving a lot of expat New Jerseyans. Although you'd never know it from looking at these boards, more NJ residents leave to go to PA than to NC or VA or any other southern state. I expect that trend to continue and the Delaware Valley counties to grow quite a bit.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Location: IN
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I expect most of the Western states to continue to grow much faster than population than the national average. Also, economic growth will likely continue to be strong in states like Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and North Dakota. A lot of these states are benefiting from the energy boom economy as well. Other states that will likely continue to benefit from in-migration include South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Florida, and Georgia.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:18 AM
Location: The 12th State
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The projected growth for North Carolina is 4 million by 2030 bumping it from 11th to 7th in most populated state

Projected Change
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