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Old 04-25-2014, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Is there an end to this stupid argument? Just wondering.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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That's not true of all industries. Many still thrive off clustering which fosters innovation and creativity--hence why Silicon Valley will always be Silicon Valley. Many other places have attempted to duplicate the "magic" that occurs there, and while they have had some success, it can never be completely duplicated due to the critical mass present, supported by the human and physical infrastructure that's been in place for decades.
That's true. But, we've become so much more efficient in society, and so much more is based on electronic communications. And, in the coming years and decades, I really think pay and benefits for employees are going to plateau as society deals with the harsh reality of globalization and a lowering of the American standard of living from it.

Because of that, I think employee morale is the next great innovation of the American workforce. Companies that find ways to keep morale up will succeed the most, since just offering higher pay and sweet benefits are going to be a thing of the past.

So, having the ability to locate in a beautiful city will help.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:01 AM
 
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That's true. But, we've become so much more efficient in society, and so much more is based on electronic communications. And, in the coming years and decades, I really think pay and benefits for employees are going to plateau as society deals with the harsh reality of globalization and a lowering of the American standard of living from it.

Because of that, I think employee morale is the next great innovation of the American workforce. Companies that find ways to keep morale up will succeed the most, since just offering higher pay and sweet benefits are going to be a thing of the past.

So, having the ability to locate in a beautiful city will help.
Yep. I think the "back to the city" movement currently in place attests to that.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I'm strongly under the impression that the state of South Carolina's commerce department promotes the entire state county by county, town by town and city by city, but mostly county by county from what I can tell.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:27 AM
 
Location: NC
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Big urban gains, rural losses in the Carolinas | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte

Interesting article on the Carolina's growth and how urban areas are continuing to grow
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Big urban gains, rural losses in the Carolinas | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte

Interesting article on the Carolina's growth and how urban areas are continuing to grow
This is a good analysis and shows the trend of people wanting to live in larger metros and not in places like Orangeburg which is showing negative growth. Charleston is showing good growth driven by retirees and Boeing, Columbia and Greenville are growing at similar levels.

I don't see companies letting folks chose where to live on any large scale but companies are establishing multiple locations which almost splits out the traditional company headquarters functions like finance, IT, HR etc... These are the types of operations that are attracting folks to places like Charlotte including York and Lancaster.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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Big urban gains, rural losses in the Carolinas | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | UNC Charlotte

Interesting article on the Carolina's growth and how urban areas are continuing to grow
That's a horrible article given the title and a very subpar analysis as it is extremely NC-centric; the only SC metro specifically mentioned was Myrtle Beach. They would have been better off just showing the maps or making the title reflective of just NC. But that's typically how it is with a lot of "Carolinas" articles from an NC source.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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That's a horrible article given the title and a very subpar analysis as it is extremely NC-centric; the only SC metro specifically mentioned was Myrtle Beach. They would have been better off just showing the maps or making the title reflective of just NC. But that's typically how it is with a lot of "Carolinas" articles from an NC source.
I don't think the source is the problem, Raleigh and Charlotte are in different leagues in comparison with other Carolina cities. This article shows the extent to which counties like Meck and Wake are above others. This follows a national trend of folks moving back to cities. I have seen similar articles from private economist and even statistical info that shows how the so called B list cities like Charlotte are attracting more millenials.

The source is not the problem with the article, you may not like the message but it is not NC centric writing. Now before folks start crying about being a Charlotte homer, look below the surface numbers that are published in The Greenville News and Post and Courier.

I agree that SC needs economic development in ALL of SC however, outside of the three SC metros and Charlotte, there is not much else to sell a relocating company. Try showing Orangeburg to a company and see how fast they run.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't think the source is the problem, Raleigh and Charlotte are in different leagues in comparison with other Carolina cities. This article shows the extent to which counties like Meck and Wake are above others. This follows a national trend of folks moving back to cities. I have seen similar articles from private economist and even statistical info that shows how the so called B list cities like Charlotte are attracting more millenials.

The source is not the problem with the article, you may not like the message but it is not NC centric writing. Now before folks start crying about being a Charlotte homer, look below the surface numbers that are published in The Greenville News and Post and Courier.

I agree that SC needs economic development in ALL of SC however, outside of the three SC metros and Charlotte, there is not much else to sell a relocating company. Try showing Orangeburg to a company and see how fast they run.
You say that but Berkeley county SC grew at the 3rd fastest rate out of those counties, granted the counties at #1 and 2 gained fewer total people than Berkeley did.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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You say that but Berkeley county SC grew at the 3rd fastest rate out of those counties, granted the counties at #1 and 2 gained fewer total people than Berkeley did.
Berkeley surprised me, I thought Charleston Co would be the faster down there. What is the deal with Berkeley?
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