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Old 01-16-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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I'm considering moving to NC from MI, I have heard good things, but I worry that perhaps too many people are moving there and it may become saturated soon. Any thoughts on this? ALso, how is the economy doing? Are jobs hard to come by? I am an attorney and would hope to find a good job there. Any info would be apreciated.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Out of 100 counties only 14 counties may experience high growth but however those areas tend to be where the jobs are. As shown below some counties will loose population.

This is the map of projected growth for the year 2010 to 2020

http://demog.state.nc.us/demog/gif/prog32.gif (broken link) (broken link)

This map shows population density person per square mile for the year 2010

http://demog.state.nc.us/demog/gif/densb10.gif (broken link) (broken link)
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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NC Unemployment Rates

In November, the state's unemployment rate was 4.6%. The national rate was 4.5%. The NC rates for December are scheduled for release on January 18th.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Personally, I think we could use some more people, but I am not in the majority on that one. The market here is not like other markets. This is a large state. 9 million are spread out all over and there is a lot of open land. Georgia (9.5 million people) and Atlanta are growing faster than we are, and there is plenty of country to go around there too. You will be fine here.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:14 PM
 
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Notice in the first map the two top counties are Cumberland and Onslow. I'm going to guess this is due to Bragg and Le Jeune.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:44 PM
 
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I know a couple attorneys in NC (personal relationships not professional ) and I've heard that the exam to become licensed to practice law in NC isn't that bad compared to other states. And if you're already licensed in another state, they make it real easy to move here and continue practicing. I really don't think you'd have a problem finding a job somewhere in much of the state, though personal contacts make it much easier to become established in the area, though it's like that in any profession. If things start looking lean, if I remember correctly, I believe you can request to be a public defender though I'm not sure what the guidelines are and they may change from locality to locality.

With the title of the thread I thought this was going to be a complaint about the population in the state and traffic in the more populated areas. Which has been an adjustment for me to get use to. But I'll leave that thought for if that thread ever comes up ... lol
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:58 AM
 
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I'm considering moving to NC from MI, I have heard good things, but I worry that perhaps too many people are moving there and it may become saturated soon.
I think we're a long, long ways away from being saturated with people across the state. Eastern NC (like northern Michigan and the UP) is covered in wetlands that nobody really wants to inhabit. A lot of these counties are losing people, not gaining them.

Having said that, NC's biggest problem is that it seems like everyone is looking for the same thing: 1 acre on a cul-de-sac, within 20 minutes of a city, preferably on the water. People aren't moving to these small towns where growth is needed; they are moving to suburban areas of cities, where growth is overwhelming infrastructure and environmental regulations.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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NC Unemployment Rates

In November, the state's unemployment rate was 4.6%. The national rate was 4.5%. The NC rates for December are scheduled for release on January 18th.
Unemployment rates for December 2007:

North Carolina - 4.9%
Nationwide - 5.0%
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Default Beaufort area?

Just a quick NC question.....what's a North Carolinian's (or even "recent" resident's .....) take on the Beaufort area? Never been.

Several people who know me well have said, "you should move there. It's you." Now, keep in mind these people were not FROM there and visited as vacationers.....different slant, maybe.....

Just a few quick words, if you don't mind, from anyone who might have them????
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Just a quick NC question.....what's a North Carolinian's (or even "recent" resident's .....) take on the Beaufort area? Never been.

Several people who know me well have said, "you should move there. It's you." Now, keep in mind these people were not FROM there and visited as vacationers.....different slant, maybe.....

Just a few quick words, if you don't mind, from anyone who might have them????
I have only visited, but it is a lovely area! If your friends who know you well suggest this town for you I would say you should definitely check it out!

http://www.historicbeaufort.com/
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