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Old 02-25-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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What cities in Georgia most epitomize the concept of The Sunbelt City? (Naturally Atlanta first comes to mind) but what others do? And what cities in the state most resemble the post industrial rustbelt cities of the northeast and midwest??
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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Um...none?

Georgia is a sunbelt state. You can't take indivudual cities & make a "rustbelt" comparison as we don't have that sort of post-industrial situation here.

Ok, Hapeville would be rustbelt-ish, as a stretch, due to the closed Ford plant.
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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Hapeville, yes.. I would also say Rome, Macon, Columbus, and Augusta seem more rustbelt than sunbelt.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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What cities in Georgia most epitomize the concept of The Sunbelt City? (Naturally Atlanta first comes to mind) but what others do? And what cities in the state most resemble the post industrial rustbelt cities of the northeast and midwest??
Most of the rustbelt has long since shed that burden. If you look at cities like Pittsburgh, PA which epitomized the rustbelt, they have moved on and are nothing like they were 20 to 30 years ago. Much of New England has transformed old mills and factories into condos and apartments, and their economy is a mix of high tech, biotech, and service, and they're doing better right now than the sunbelt states, where real estate has ravaged the economy.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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I was in upstate NY recently... Syracuse, Utica, Rome.. etc.. and those cities reminded me a lot of Macon, Augusta and Columbus.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:30 AM
 
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Atlanta was/is a fairly industrial city. There are large commercial/industrial/warehouse areas all over the city. At one time recently there were 3 active automobile plants...and the areas around Peachtree Industrial, Fulton Industrial, Cobb Industrial, Atlanta Industrial, Ellsworth Industrial, etc. are full of manufacturing companies that produce food products, chemicals, paper, lumber, glass, metalworks, and any other industry one can imagine.

Dalton is an industrial city with the carpet mills and associated industries.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:43 AM
 
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Most of the rustbelt has long since shed that burden. If you look at cities like Pittsburgh, PA which epitomized the rustbelt, they have moved on and are nothing like they were 20 to 30 years ago. Much of New England has transformed old mills and factories into condos and apartments, and their economy is a mix of high tech, biotech, and service, and they're doing better right now than the sunbelt states, where real estate has ravaged the economy.
This is true, with the execption of Detroit. The auto industry as it used to be is dying, and that city seems intent on going down with the ship.
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