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Old 01-28-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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According to studies by the epwu the Greater El Paso Area which consists of El Paso & Dona Ana Counties will reach 1,052,000 inhabitants in the next two years. According to the article the Greater El Paso population was 927,000 in 2005 and will be adding about 25000 people per year over the next few years. Keep in mind that a lot of the growth will be fueled by the massive Ft Bliss expansion. The article also states that there will be between 2,000 to 2,500 high tech jobs created in part to the Future Combat Systems at Biggs.

http://www.epwu.org/public_info/rfq_ne1006.pdf (broken link)
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Mo City, TX
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[quote=usmc el paso;7211541]The article also states that there will be between 2,000 to 2,500 high tech jobs created in part to the Future Combat Systems at Biggs.

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Maybe not, if president Obama has his way. I do not think he will be to friendly to new weapon system development.

You wanted free health care though.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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Good news if everything follows through.
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:22 PM
 
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The article also states that there will be between 2,000 to 2,500 high tech jobs created in part to the Future Combat Systems at Biggs.

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Maybe not, if president Obama has his way. I do not think he will be to friendly to new weapon system development.

You wanted free health care though.
I know what you mean, but oh well.
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Don't show this thread to that guy from Albuquerque.....
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Don't show this thread to that guy from Albuquerque.....
LOL!! I know, he is bound to have a heart attack!
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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People here had better enjoy living like sardines. They're going to pack the people in, no more space in between. Get ready for the problems of overcrowding.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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I don't know about that. The city is still expanding outwards in three directions.
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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I don't know about that. The city is still expanding outwards in three directions.
Not too long ago, when El Paso was about half it's current size, there was still a wonderful rural atmosphere in some parts. Not just the desert, but lush green fields of alfalfa, cotton fields, pecan orchards, chilis, dill, onions, east and west of town. The valleys were once one of the most fertile regions of this country, where practically anything could grow. Nothing was better than driving through either valley with alfalfa fields in bloom and a million yellow butterflies but it's all being paved under as fast as they can pave it under and get this cement city built over it.

Unbelievable as it seemed once, many children in El Paso won't hear the yipping of coyotes, or see the Big Dipper at night, they'll never see a cow or horse close up. Oh well. It was nice while it lasted. The city lights can be beautiful but they don't replace the stars.

I don't see why so many people prefer a big smoggy congested city to what El Paso once was.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Glory Road - El Paso, Texas (R.O)
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How long ago is "not long ago?" El Paso seems to be expanding outward. I know there is a lot of development inside the city but most seems to be outward. I know there are a few examples but I can't think of a lot of the stuff you mention being cemented over. I can think of a lot of empty desert lots being developed but that is a good thing.
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