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Old 03-06-2015, 10:52 PM
 
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? Do you think it's possible ?
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:59 PM
 
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It isn't a question of IF it is possible, it is WHEN.

Birmingham is on the right track.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:46 AM
 
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As I look at the Bham skyline in a distance. I see potential for a Metropolis , alabama ' s true Big city an urban mega center an a hub. I see those things , if Bham can encourage other people around the state to reside in it as Atlanta Is to Georgia
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Old 03-07-2015, 06:52 AM
 
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Given that Birmingham is on Atlanta's doorstep, I'm surprised the population isn't bigger, as some people (and companies) may look at closer alternative like B'ham to escape all the traffic and expenses.

One thing to point out: in the early 2000s, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article called Charlantingham, which spells out that Atlanta, Charlotte and Birmingham will all merge and form one giant urban area. Pretty far-fetched, but who knows?
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:08 AM
 
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Charlantingham ? Pretty cool name lol.
BHAM could get some UP'S from the Atlanta region. I wouldn't mind seeing BHAM Larger as if it's not already than memphis , on part with Nashville but below Atlanta a lil bit .With I22 Completion I think that will start growth on the North end of the metro.
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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Memphis' metro has 1.3M, compared to your 1.1M. That's rather impressive for a metro with a small central city population. Memphis proper is about 650K. B'ham is about 210K. Add 400K and you all would be over 1.5.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:11 AM
 
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But to have Memphis 650k an a metro of 1.3 million vs Bham 212K city proper an a metro of 1.1 million I still think BHAM is the one who if doesn't let off the gas is on another level . I imagine BHAM population city proper with its full potential should be 450,000 an a metro of 2.3 million .
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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I saw a history of Birmingham's population. It started declining after the 1960 census (340K), and steadily been downward since. Had the steel industry not declined in the U.S., there's no telling how much better off Birmingham would be.
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Old 03-07-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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LOL hahahaahahaha all the talk about Atlanta will lose companies because of traffic issues to BHAM. How long has that talk been happening now i think since i was in high school in 2000s. Yea traffic messed up but its messed up in other cities/metro areas also. atlanta is a city with 450,000+ in the city and 5.3 million in metro and 6.1 million in the CSA. Atlanta metro region covers many counties/cities but its 5 core counties is what helps atlanta be atlanta. traffic will always be an issue everywhere so stop with the traffic talk with BHAM vs Atlanta and find another reason why companies will leave Atlanta for BHAM....side note MARTA has extended into Clayton County and a proposed 3-5 train stations and routes have been determined. Gwinnett will probably be next with MARTA and then Cobb also they looking to extend the north line by 2-3 train stations. BHAM wants to take some companies away from Atlanta it better get on the roll with public transportation
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:01 PM
 
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No one said Atlanta will lose a ton of businesses to other cities. Even if one company left the ATL for, say, B'ham, about four or five more will take its place. Some companies may decide to put a branch location elsewhere (Bellsouth/AT&T, for example) and let employees transfer, but the company will still call Atlanta home.
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