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Unread 07-30-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Oh, please. This is NOT an ego blow for us...And we'll find out, who's truly more populated when the Census data is released.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Oh, please. This is NOT an ego blow for us...And we'll find out, who's truly more populated when the Census data is released.
1. Even if the Census puts Meck first, it's only temporary.
2. To the person who purposely went into the Wake page, it WAS an ego blow. if it weren't, he/she would have left it alone. I am glad it's not an ego blow for you.
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Unread 07-30-2010, 10:45 PM
 
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I always have to laugh at the idea of the Texas Triangle given that the cities are so far apart. But, then again, in Houston alone, the suburbs go on forever!
My purpose for bringing up the Texas Triangle is that their respective economies actually complement each other and not necessarily compete against each other. Think about how the economy of the state would be if the Triad, Triangle, and Metrolina(?, just trying to throw in a nickname for us) all had economies that complemented each other? Tht along with the business friendly environment of NC, it would truly make NC a force to be reckon with. Then we'd beat GA fot sure. NOW TAKE THAT!!!!
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Unread 07-31-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Yup, but still no Whole Foods in Charlotte! So odd for such a "big" city! Especially since "smaller" Raleigh has one with a second one being built!
That's because Raleigh has more Stepford wives than Charlotte.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 11:42 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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My purpose for bringing up the Texas Triangle is that their respective economies actually complement each other and not necessarily compete against each other. Think about how the economy of the state would be if the Triad, Triangle, and Metrolina(?, just trying to throw in a nickname for us) all had economies that complemented each other?
In a way, I think they do. You've got finance in Charlotte, biotech/high-tech in the Triangle, and manufacturing/transportation in the Triad.
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Unread 07-31-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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Metrolina(?, just trying to throw in a nickname for us)

Actually it's an old nickname, but is not in wide use anymore. Look in a phone book, though, and you'll see severl business that still have it incorporated in their title.

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Nicknames and regional identity

The regional area around the city was at one time called Metrolina, a term which has fallen out of widespread general use, though it is still maintains a presence and is used by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The term does retain a marketing value, and is thus also used by many businesses in the area. Metrolina refers to the region that includes the cities of: Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia and Rock Hill. The name Metrolina came into fashion when North Carolina's other two large metropolitan areas took on nicknames— the Triangle for Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and the Triad for Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point. The Triad now goes by the name Piedmont Triad to distinguish it from other tri-cities.
The term Charlotte USA is sometimes also used as the metro's name, though again in more official and professional circles than in general public usage. The term is championed by the Charlotte Regional Partnership, a non-profit organization made up of both private- and public-sector members from throughout the Charlotte metropolitan area.[6]
Region J of the North Carolina Councils of Government, of which a majority of the Charlotte area municipalities and counties belong, uses the term Centralina in its body's name, Centralina Council of Governments. This term, however, is used only sparingly among locals.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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My purpose for bringing up the Texas Triangle is that their respective economies actually complement each other and not necessarily compete against each other. Think about how the economy of the state would be if the Triad, Triangle, and Metrolina(?, just trying to throw in a nickname for us) all had economies that complemented each other? Tht along with the business friendly environment of NC, it would truly make NC a force to be reckon with. Then we'd beat GA fot sure. NOW TAKE THAT!!!!
I thought that there was a name for the combination of the 3 major metros: Piedmont Crescent! It's just used all that often. It is a good idea for the state to start marketing itself with that branding.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:18 PM
 
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I thought that there was a name for the combination of the 3 major metros: Piedmont Crescent! It's just used all that often. It is a good idea for the state to start marketing itself with that branding.
The Piedmont Crescent is the name I normally use for all three NC metros. But it appears that Charlotte's nickname hasn't really gained main street credibility.
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Unread 08-02-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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In a way, I think they do. You've got finance in Charlotte, biotech/high-tech in the Triangle, and manufacturing/transportation in the Triad.
To an extent you do have a point. But I think the Texas Triangle (odd name for an area of 4 cities) is a bit more cohesive. As you have also pointed out, the expansion and growth of the NC metros often comes at the price of another. If the economic cohesion was better, in this case Wake and Mecklenburg counties would be experiencing growth that complemented and not competed with each other. Now, that I'm thinking, Wake and Mecklenburg do seem a bit more cohesive.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The South Carolinians get in "fights" with Charlotte or among themselves?
I don't know that I understand what you are saying.
Amongst themselves.
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