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Old 06-07-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Pretty cool story this morning on Good Morning America, in which Greenville, SC was featured as prospering compared to the other Main Street. Overall a great story, and video, in the link below:

Tale of Two Main Streets: One Community Struggles, Another Holds Its Own - ABC News

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Old 06-07-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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As I said in another forum, this is definitely good publicity, and not bad for a little town of 60,000.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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I thought it was fairly interesting in the video package that the footage from Greenville was shot back when the trees were still dormant. I wonder why this story was so slow to be aired? If they could see Main Street now, they would realize that it is even more vibrant because the weather has warmed up and the pleasant shade under the trees is more attractive to pedestrians. It is also somewhat surprising that they didn't show any of RiverPlace in the package.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I thought it was fairly interesting in the video package that the footage from Greenville was shot back when the trees were still dormant. I wonder why this story was so slow to be aired? If they could see Main Street now, they would realize that it is even more vibrant because the weather has warmed up and the pleasant shade under the trees is more attractive to pedestrians. It is also somewhat surprising that they didn't show any of RiverPlace in the package.
Totally agree that I was surprised by what they chose to show about Main Street in downtown Greenville. Then again, they also did a scene transition right before they actually showed the falls at Falls Park. River Place, Fluor Field, Westin Poinsett, etc. They could have chosen to show a much better picture of Greenville, but we still looked awesome compared to the alternative.

As for population, we could also get into another annexation debate, since the city of Rockford (IL) is 217% larger (in land mass) than Greenville, SC. Meanwhile, Greenville's MSA is 77% more populated than Rockford's MSA. Watching the story would make you think that Greenville is much smaller than Rockford.
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:00 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Rockford has been in trouble for a long time. This is not news to me. I did not see the piece on TV though I did read the narrative from the link you posted. If there was a video there I missed it and will have to go back and check. They need high speed rail up there so they can go to Chicago for work but that is not likely to happen. Some probably make the drive but it's a miserable drive that probably averages 3 hours in rush hour. I know few people that would invest that amount of time into a commute.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:07 PM
 
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Thanks for the link. Kinda bummed that they apparently shot it back in the winter. I really wish someone had the cajones to state the obvious, the cities where the economy is still flourishing is fairly conservative/republican, where as the areas that are in the toilet are all run by dems.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Thanks for the link. Kinda bummed that they apparently shot it back in the winter. I really wish someone had the cajones to state the obvious, the cities where the economy is still flourishing is fairly conservative/republican, where as the areas that are in the toilet are all run by dems.
WTF? Greenville's unemployment is 9.6% which is above the national average. You're just mad because the courts are making Sanford accept the money. Wahh, wahh, wahh.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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Thanks for the link. Kinda bummed that they apparently shot it back in the winter. I really wish someone had the cajones to state the obvious, the cities where the economy is still flourishing is fairly conservative/republican, where as the areas that are in the toilet are all run by dems.
That's debatable. Columbia is doing ok and its dem, and so is Atlanta. This thread isn't about politics. Let's please stick to the topic.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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WTF? Greenville's unemployment is 9.6% which is above the national average. You're just mad because the courts are making Sanford accept the money. Wahh, wahh, wahh.
The national % is 9.4, are you really going daffy over.02%?
Current Population Survey (CPS)

My point is, and I've seen this first hand is that people are leaving the midwest and northeast in droves (google Thomas Golisano) due to insanely high taxes; income and property. These people are relocating to the southeast, namely the Carolinas, Tennessee and Georgia as wells as Texas, where the taxes are much lower. The problem is they then turn around and vote in politicians that are very liberal and pro taxes, seemingly forgetting why they left in the first place; see NC electing Obama. I do not understand their disconnect.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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That's debatable. Columbia is doing ok and its dem, and so is Atlanta. This thread isn't about politics. Let's please stick to the topic.
You are correct, but they're both very republican state wise. Look at most of the states that are losing the most jobs; nearly all very heavily run by libs. But, since you did ask so nicely, I will drop the politics talk. I promise.
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