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Old 06-03-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Now if we could just get rid of the illegals, Miami would be better off.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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I doubt they are coming for the jobs.If they are,I would love to know where the booming fields are because I just interviewed for a position that requires skill and education and was told by the recruiter that they were flooded with applicants and had to turn away resumes of people qualified to apply.Maybe the Health care industry,but I doubt everyone migrating down here is a physician.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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I have a wide circle of friends in Miami and none of them ever were unemployed for too long. Most of them are in finance or health care. The more people that go to Miami, the more the economy of Miami will grow. This is a great trend! If things are still good down there when I graduate I hope to start my professional career in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Boston is great for educational and professional growth but I feel like thats a ll this city has to offer. There is no leisure and the sun goes down at 4pm in the winter....so depressing.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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The economy doesn't grow just because more people move here. Can we see the demographics of who's moving? If it's a lot of low to unskilled labor, you have a lot of people moving in and taking low-pay jobs where they can barely afford to live here. I bet there are also a lot of people who have established themselves elsewhere and are moving just to be consumers of the lifestyle, but aren't trying to relocate a company or establish a start up.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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I have a wide circle of friends in Miami and none of them ever were unemployed for too long. Most of them are in finance or health care. The more people that go to Miami, the more the economy of Miami will grow. This is a great trend! If things are still good down there when I graduate I hope to start my professional career in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Boston is great for educational and professional growth but I feel like thats a ll this city has to offer. There is no leisure and the sun goes down at 4pm in the winter....so depressing.
The economy does not grow just because people move to the area, and/or because of high birth rates.

"Boston is great for educational and professional growth but I feel like thats a ll this city has to offer."

Yea, because Boston and the entire NE is known for not offering much besides education and professional growth.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:22 PM
 
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These same estimates also showed that the county in the United States that had the largest increase in non-Hispanic White residents since 2010 was...Miami-Dade County (+22,000)

Most Children Younger Than Age 1 are Minorities, Census Bureau Reports - MarketWatch

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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I have a wide circle of friends in Miami and none of them ever were unemployed for too long. Most of them are in finance or health care. The more people that go to Miami, the more the economy of Miami will grow. This is a great trend! If things are still good down there when I graduate I hope to start my professional career in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Boston is great for educational and professional growth but I feel like thats a ll this city has to offer. There is no leisure and the sun goes down at 4pm in the winter....so depressing.
Weren't you the one who made that big thread about how much you hated Miami?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:23 AM
 
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I don't know where they are going to find work.

Who needs work with Democrats in office!

BTW who needs work when crime pays also!
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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^ so miami is full of socialists and freeloaders now?
what type of progress is that?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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I have a wide circle of friends in Miami and none of them ever were unemployed for too long. Most of them are in finance or health care. The more people that go to Miami, the more the economy of Miami will grow. This is a great trend! If things are still good down there when I graduate I hope to start my professional career in Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Boston is great for educational and professional growth but I feel like thats a ll this city has to offer. There is no leisure and the sun goes down at 4pm in the winter....so depressing.
Not necessarily. As someone stated earlier, more people coming does not mean growth. Depending on who is coming, it may not benefit South Florida much. If you have unemployed, uneducated people coming, what good are they to an area that's already suffering from high unemployment? The same group won't bring or create jobs either. What should make locals happy, is bringing more jobs, opportunities and businesses to the area (before gaining migrants).

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The economy doesn't grow just because more people move here. Can we see the demographics of who's moving? If it's a lot of low to unskilled labor, you have a lot of people moving in and taking low-pay jobs where they can barely afford to live here. I bet there are also a lot of people who have established themselves elsewhere and are moving just to be consumers of the lifestyle, but aren't trying to relocate a company or establish a start up.
The article is vague. I want to know the same things. Who is coming? Are they relocating businesses? Are they professionals/skilled laborers? People who live in South Florida should not jump for joy yet. More people coming will make life for others who may already be struggling, even harder (finding work, promotions, housing/rentals). Gaining people is not always a great thing, especially if the area is already depressed (housing, work, opportunities etc). Don't cheer by just statistics alone.
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