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Old 03-28-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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It's sad because the second tire cities didn't start losing ground to Atlanta until the 80's. I just can't imagine the people in Columbus wanting to be apart of the Atlanta metro.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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If Columbus had a more proactive business community, they could have been more than what they are now. And Macon hasn't even come close to leveraging its plethora of advantages.
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Old 03-28-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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If Columbus had a more proactive business community, they could have been more than what they are now. And Macon hasn't even come close to leveraging its plethora of advantages.
Columbus has an extremely proactive business community. We have one of the strongest public/private partnerships in the state if not the country. That's how we got the RiverCenter and Whitewater projects along with the National Infantry Museum. Columbus is blessed to have this partnership and it shows.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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Atlanta receives a majority of the growth, and will probably continue to,but it obviously won't receive all of it. If it did, all of the other metros would be stagnant/losing people,and they aren't(other than Macon). Other counties are growing at a very fast rate outside of the Atlanta metro,such as Columbia County in the Augusta Metro. Its the 2nd fastest growing in the entire state only behind Forsyth. That shows that Atlanta is definitely not getting all of the people. Most of these cities are also on the border of the state,so its not like they can't add people on both sides of the border,especially since those states(South Carolina and Alabama,especially SC)don't have one extremely dominant metro. Just because Atlanta will get most, doesn't mean that it will get all. Its not impossible that another metro can undergo continuous rapid growth over the years and become another major metro.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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It's sad because the second [tier] cities didn't start losing ground to Atlanta until the 80's.
The 1980's is about the time that Atlanta started becoming hyper-aggressive with developing its land area outside of the I-285 Perimeter.

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I just can't imagine the people in Columbus wanting to be apart of the Atlanta metro.
Columbus probably would never really become part of the Atlanta metro area.

If more movement and exchange were to be fostered between Columbus and Atlanta, the most that would likely happen would be for Columbus to be made apart of the Atlanta CSA (Consolidated Statistical Area) by the U.S. Census Bureau as has been done with Gainesville and Athens because of the commuting patterns between those smaller MSA's (Metropolitan Statistical Area) and the Atlanta MSA.

But given Columbus' size and distance away from Atlanta (over 100 miles away from Atlanta), even that would be a very-remote possibility, though it is at the very-least a very-remote possibility.


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Columbus has an extremely proactive business community. We have one of the strongest public/private partnerships in the state if not the country. That's how we got the RiverCenter and Whitewater projects along with the National Infantry Museum. Columbus is blessed to have this partnership and it shows.
This is an excellent point.

Columbus has a very-large business and corporate community for a city and metro area of its relatively-modest size.
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Old 03-28-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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Atlanta receives a majority of the growth, and will probably continue to,but it obviously won't receive all of it. If it did, all of the other metros would be stagnant/losing people,and they aren't(other than Macon). Other counties are growing at a very fast rate outside of the Atlanta metro,such as Columbia County in the Augusta Metro. Its the 2nd fastest growing in the entire state only behind Forsyth. That shows that Atlanta is definitely not getting all of the people. Most of these cities are also on the border of the state,so its not like they can't add people on both sides of the border,especially since those states(South Carolina and Alabama,especially SC)don't have one extremely dominant metro. Just because Atlanta will get most, doesn't mean that it will get all. Its not impossible that another metro can undergo continuous rapid growth over the years and become another major metro.
These are good points.

I agree that its not impossible that another metro area other than Atlanta can undergo continuous rapid growth.

Though, it may be extremely-difficult (if not impossible) for another metro area in the state to grow to become a major metro on the scale of Atlanta, mainly because of the massive cultural and logistical amenities that Atlanta possesses.

(...Cultural amenities like being perceived as the "Black Mecca" by African Americans, having an extremely-large social scene, having one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing multimedia entertainment scenes (music, film, TV), being home to one of the nation's largest international communities, etc...
...Logistical amenities like being home to the world's busiest airport, being located at a nexus of 3 major transcontinental Interstate superhighways, being a major hub for the trucking industry, etc.)

Other metro areas around the state likely will not grow to become a major metro area on the scale of Atlanta, but metro areas like Columbus, Augusta, Savannah and Macon will have their chances to experience substantial growth, particularly if those and other outlying metro areas are somehow able to tap into Atlanta's continuing massive growth.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: 30461
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Some other findings from today's release...
Bulloch, which was one of the fastest growing in the nation in 2011, lost 1,523 last year and suffered a 2% decline. Lowndes County lost 1,722 and is now sitting at 112,916. Georgia really needs to focus on helping South Georgia, we can't continue to put all our eggs in Metro Atlanta.
Wait, Statesboro actually LOST people? WHAT?!
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:41 PM
 
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Columbus has an extremely proactive business community. We have one of the strongest public/private partnerships in the state if not the country. That's how we got the RiverCenter and Whitewater projects along with the National Infantry Museum. Columbus is blessed to have this partnership and it shows.
Columbus's companies could have done much more for the city though. For instance, why have they not historically been more involved in urban development? Columbus could have been a model of modern downtown revitalization like Greenville or Chattanooga had the business community been proactive in that regard.
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Columbus's companies could have done much more for the city though. For instance, why have they not historically been more involved in urban development? Columbus could have been a model of modern downtown revitalization like Greenville or Chattanooga had the business community been proactive in that regard.
What!

Have you been to Columbus? I'm surprised to even see this question. The only major companies that's not located in downtown Columbus is Aflac and Realtree.


Located Downtown

R.C Cola
Toms/Lance
TSYS
Synouvs
W.C Bradley
CB&T
Carmike

So yes historically they all have been involved in urban development.

Have you not seen what the W.C Bradley did with the riverfront so far?

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Old 03-28-2014, 11:34 PM
 
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What!

Have you been to Columbus? I'm surprised to even see this question. The only major companies that's not located in downtown Columbus is Aflac and Realtree.


Located Downtown

R.C Cola
Toms/Lance
TSYS
Synouvs
W.C Bradley
CB&T
Carmike

The W.C Bradley the reason why Columbus riverfront is being redeveloped.
I'm not just talking about them being located downtown, but spurring downtown development. For instance, a city like Greenville doesn't have a downtown corporate presence like Columbus, yet its downtown is light years ahead due to public-private partnerships that served as the catalyst for revitalization which began in the 70's/80's. And now its downtown even serves as an economic development tool.
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