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Old 07-22-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I live in Columbus, OH, and for the last few years, I've noticed an influx of Texas license plates all over my city. Sometimes I will see several in a week. Just on my hour lunchbreak today, driving 5 miles to the restaurant and 5 miles back, I saw TWO Texas cars.

Why in the world are so many Texans moving to Ohio? You're going the WRONG WAY!!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:13 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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Cuz it's hot here?

I don't know. That'd be my reason if I were to head North!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Maybe it's to get away from all of the people who are moving here.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I personally know three families that PCSed to Wright-Patt this year from LAFB. Maybe it's a military thing?
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Because prosperity births mobility.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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Wright Patt is about an hour and a half from me.

We do have a large JPMorgan Chase building nearby, is that a big company in Texas?

I could think of many other places I'd go to get away from the heat other than Columbus, Ohio! lol
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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look at the map

shale25map - Business - Ohio

and while the hot spots are not right over Columbus driving 20-40+ miles to get to the heavy production zones is nothing in Texas and in the oil business in general especially if that drive gets you to a major city with plenty of rooms and plenty of industry to build things and work or parts and equipment
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Water? The great lakes are there. Cooler weather might be another draw. I sometimes miss my home in NY at this time of year.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Default Columbus for Oil,

TexasVines might be right , Texas oil business know-how might be in demand in Yankeeland, Ohio.
They do have the know how on machinery fabrication up there in Ohio.
And it Makes a lot more sense than a bunch of Wright-Patman transfers.
Wright-Patman is in Dayton not close to Columbus.
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look at the map

shale25map - Business - Ohio

and while the hot spots are not right over Columbus driving 20-40+ miles to get to the heavy production zones is nothing in Texas and in the oil business in general especially if that drive gets you to a major city with plenty of rooms and plenty of industry to build things and work or parts and equipment
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Maybe you should flag them down and ask. But I'd be careful. We all carry guns.
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