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Old 12-12-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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Portland is definitely a good model city and it would be great if there were more cities that use similar tactics like it in the country. Jackson suffers from the same history that many southern cities do, and that is the abundance of land. Jackson has all of what you speak - even parks, gardens, very graceful older areas and bright spanking new modern structures, yet they are all spread out across the city which can make it hard to visualize all at once, especially for someone new to the city. Jackson also has a pulsating progressive youthful glow, but with a metro population of roughly 10% of what Atlanta's metro is, you may not feel the pulse as much. Jackson may never be an Atlanta, and I would hope it never does (not saying I don't want Jackson to grow by any means) because every city should be different and they all have their good and bad qualities.
Good points. I totally agree--makes sense.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:03 AM
 
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I would have the same question. What's to love? Urban sprawl, cookie cutter subdivisions, and inner city grime coupled with a bit of architecture? I guess I have to take another look at the place.

Sounds just like Chicago.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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I liked it enough to choose it over several other areas to start a business (although I may start one in Hattiesburg eventually as well). It had a good feeling to it for me. Like I said, the locals there are awesome.
Go with your gut. if you felt a genuine connection to the area and the possibilities for your business being in Jackson or Hattie-town, then go for it. don't let the opportunity pass or naysayers cast doubt. just jump in.


old cliche' quote:

"In every pool, somebody has pee'd in it, so just swim and keep your mouth closed"
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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Pearl is the perfect location for the future. Easily accessible from anywhere in Jackson Proper. Police dept is strict and therefore crime is under control. I-20 is being upgraded to 6 lanes and there is plenty of growth especially around Hwy 468 interchange. Yes you will get business from downtown. A new corridor will be built from downtown and Pearl will ultimately become the Eastern downtown area. If the Two-Lake project becomes reality Pearl will explode with growth exponentially.
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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Pearl is the perfect location for the future. Easily accessible from anywhere in Jackson Proper. Police dept is strict and therefore crime is under control. I-20 is being upgraded to 6 lanes and there is plenty of growth especially around Hwy 468 interchange. Yes you will get business from downtown. A new corridor will be built from downtown and Pearl will ultimately become the Eastern downtown area. If the Two-Lake project becomes reality Pearl will explode with growth exponentially
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