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Old 01-04-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Hickory is a very depressed area because they've lost the furniture mfg., and although they are marketing it for retirement lately, there are very few jobs there. Check the newspapers Green Hornet ... that is the best way to see what types of jobs are available in a given area. WNC is a retirement haven, low paying jobs are the norm; and what you ran into in Franklin is also the norm in most of the small towns, unless you know someone or are just plain lucky. Have you investigated a larger town, like up near the Winston-Salem area? Here's a great newspaper link for you to search any newspaper anywhere: www.thepaperboy.com/au (broken link) Hope this helps.

No, Hickory is not a depressed area. I understand that you mean lots of factory type jobs have been lost over the past decade. But the area itself is not depressed.

Hickory is a nice city that I think plans well for growth. Hickory doesnt approve of every housing or commercial development that comes its way, unlike most other NC areas.

As areas around the Lake Norman area are overpriced and built out, other areas will build up.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Way back in the woods in,NC
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No, Hickory is not a depressed area. I understand that you mean lots of factory type jobs have been lost over the past decade. But the area itself is not depressed.

Hickory is a nice city that I think plans well for growth. Hickory doesnt approve of every housing or commercial development that comes its way, unlike most other NC areas.

As areas around the Lake Norman area are overpriced and built out, other areas will build up.
I like Hickory.They are a lot of very nice people there.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:14 PM
 
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After being fortunate enough to spend summers in NC for many years, I can offer my perspective. Have family that live there, etc, and we went to college there. Spent a lot of time in Cashiers area. True, the locals and the folks who headed up there years ago,can be very clanish. It may take years to break in. If you can hang financially, probably worth the try. Brevard is good, so is Hendersonville or in between on HWY 64. I would go back there anytime except I am a diehard beachbum gatorgal!
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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what is a good salary from up in michigan?
OK-I will put it to you this way. When I quit the HVAC business to go to college full time in 1982, I was making 12.50 an hour. When I was in between jobs in Eastern NC, in 1994, the most I could find installing HVAC was about 6.50 an hour.
My Dad's take was that the business owners in NC, were making a killing, but the workers were not doing so well.
Of course, that probably varies from company to company and depending on your skills.
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