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Old 12-09-2014, 12:23 PM
Location: 304
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I'm pretty sure that location is a factor. For example, a small city located away from other cities/competition would take on a diverse economy because it serves as a regional hub. Take Elkins, WV (population around 8k) for example.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:10 PM
Location: france
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I don't know if some of you are interest in the micro ational world (as sealand). So it means those country can't be viable with a normal economy?
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:28 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I used to live in Champaign-Urbana IL, 130 miles south of Chicago in the heart of corn/soybean country. The two cities together had a population of ~100,000 at the time. The economy was the University of Illinois far above all others for employment. I'm not sure what order the other "major employers" are in but they were Kraft Foods, and the local health providers and public schools. As for retail, everything in Champaign was always on "back order". I had a Ford Fiesta and no auto supply store carried the spark plugs, they had to be ordered. When we moved to Denver, it was like Christmas. You could actually find what you wanted the first time out, didn't have to order stuff and wait.
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