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Old 04-09-2011, 07:12 AM
 
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The Nashville area ranked 16th among the country's top 100 metros in February job growth from a year ago, according to a report issued Wednesday morning by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's almost as many jobs as were added in Raleigh and Charlotte NC combined (and it's more than triple the number of jobs added in Charlotte).

This report listed only the 100 largest metro areas in the country. Here's how Tennessee's four metro areas on the list scored:

Metro ... Jobs Added ... National Rank (out of 100)
Nashville ... 16,500 ... 16
Knoxville ... 6,300 ... 37
Chattanooga ... 4,600 ... 50
Memphis ... -5,600 ... 99

The full list is available here:
Palm Bay-Melbourne extends losing streak, but most markets are adding jobs | The Business Journals
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Excellent data!

Thank you!
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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Most likely that is going to change for Memphis soon.

Already this year 3 big employers announced coming to Memphis. Mitsubishi, Electrolux, City Brewing Co. They are expected to employ thousands. "More announcements like these are soon to come". -Mayor Wharton.

Also, there's been a load of new retailers are making debut in Memphis this year already.
http://memphisdailynews.com/editoria....aspx?id=57540 (broken link)
Now lets see when the next time these ranking come in will Memphis be on the negative ;-)
http://images.loopnet.com/xnet/mainsite/attachments/viewImage.aspx?FileGuid=18B83834-E5FA-42FA-9671-9DCC41C35FC2&Extension=jpg&Width=631&Height=421 (broken link)

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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All three will employ just under 2,000.

Either way, that's an enormous improvement from when King Willie ruled the land. Thank goodness that man is gone. The people of Memphis deserved better and this is great to see. It's not a contest, hon. When one wins we all win.

But your link isn't working.
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:31 AM
 
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All three will employ just under 2,000.

Either way, that's an enormous improvement from when King Willie ruled the land. Thank goodness that man is gone. The people of Memphis deserved better and this is great to see. It's not a contest, hon. When one wins we all win.

But your link isn't working.
I agree. I hope Wharton is able to get Memphis headed in the right direction. Right now, 3 of the big 4 are growing pretty well...it would be nice to make it 4 for 4. Strength from all sides.

I'd rather it not be as much of a competition amongst Tennessee cities as competition of Tennessee amongst other states.
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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I noticed this story in the Business Journals of America the past week or so, but it's a pretty watered down statistic. It's a 5-year sample peering into the depths of the Great Recession with Memphis at a net loss of 5,000+ jobs. Actually, NOT including the recent/oncoming industrial sector boom, Memphis-proper more than doubled its' job creation last year compared to any time in the last 2 decades. The Electrolux deal alone is nearly 4,000 jobs in the pipeline when including suppliers, etc. and will reduce this 5 year deficit by over 2/3 in one swath.
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Nashville
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It's good to see the downward spiral reversing itself. It's hard to see a once great city suffer as it has over the past couple of decades. Indicators that I and many others see show that a turnaround is coming. The good people of Memphis are sick and tired of what happened to them and its my hope that new attitudes of the people there and the people in other cities will indicate good things to come. Hopefully, there will be no complacency as there's still an awful lot of work to be done. One only has to look at the pictures of the mid-century Memphis to realize what the city can hopefully become again. With cooperation of the administration, the city, the county and a reversal of sometimes hopeless sounding negativity, this place will rebound to the beautiful place it once was.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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It's good to see the downward spiral reversing itself. It's hard to see a once great city suffer as it has over the past couple of decades. Indicators that I and many others see show that a turnaround is coming. The good people of Memphis are sick and tired of what happened to them and its my hope that new attitudes of the people there and the people in other cities will indicate good things to come. Hopefully, there will be no complacency as there's still an awful lot of work to be done. One only has to look at the pictures of the mid-century Memphis to realize what the city can hopefully become again. With cooperation of the administration, the city, the county and a reversal of sometimes hopeless sounding negativity, this place will rebound to the beautiful place it once was.
Amen.
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