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Old 07-31-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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How could a city like Shreveport Bossier let a city like Greenville out paces them in almost every area. If the city want to know how to revitalize downtown go to Greenville and see how it is done. The diversity of restaurants, industries and people makes up a hip city. Downtown lofts!!!!!!!! I can only see laziness is the cause of this by local developer and city officials


What gives!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Greenville serves as a downtown for a MUCH larger area than Shreveport...apples to oranges
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC CSA 1,264,930 (larger than New Orleans)
Shreveport-Bossier City-Minden, LA CSA 432,060 (nearly 1/3 the size)
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Louisiana - someday Maine
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How could a city like Shreveport Bossier let a city like Greenville out paces them in almost every area. If the city want to know how to revitalize downtown go to Greenville and see how it is done. The diversity (that't the key word)of restaurants, industries and people makes up a hip city. Downtown lofts!!!!!!!! I can only see laziness is the cause of this by local developer and city officials


What gives!!!!!!!!
The diversity of Greenville, Clemson, and Anderson SC was not met with the resistance to development from their local government. The education community got a wonderful school for the arts. The Arts community in Greenville is more active and supportive to young artist. Probably the best chance for Shreveport is in the one area that some progress is made. The motion picture area. The physical asset in Shreveport in the area of architecture is in a critical state of weathering. The community could make these many wonderful building that are going to waste. Instead the community, both private and public should be irrate in seeing this marvelous opportunity degrade in front of their very eyes. Also, Shreveport has another asset that needs its support and that is Centenary College. Why not think of scholarships for the talented students to be support for a quality education, so the future leadership is homegrown and supported. The other major asset is on the Bossier side of the river, I am refering to Bardsdale Air Force Base. Why are the two parishes and two cities not out courting support buisnesses for the entertainment, aviation, moving pictures, and the arts. This would improve the quality of life and give more fruitful employment opportunities with these communities. These two cities should become partners in the endeavor of elevating the region. The major reason that Greenville is so far ahead is because their local government, community, and most important their people care.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:54 AM
 
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The key word is care. A city's residence and leaders have to care to make things happen. I'm not so sure shreveport is always on that page. It has a lot of potential, but needs to wake up from that countryfied dream world it lives in. There is no future in that.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:24 PM
 
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The key word is care. A city's residence and leaders have to care to make things happen. I'm not so sure shreveport is always on that page. It has a lot of potential, but needs to wake up from that countryfied dream world it lives in. There is no future in that.
I agree wake up Shreveport, I mean wake up . What a waste in what was once a well known city in the South
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Shreveport is pretty much redneckistan compared to Greenville.

Redneckistan: I am quoting a local I know in S'port.
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Shreveport is pretty much redneckistan compared to Greenville.

Redneckistan: I am quoting a local I know in S'port.
Look at the rest of the state-is it any better?
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Kennesaw, GA
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I guess you could randomly grab any two cities on the US map and compare them, pointing out the negative.
Greenville is very nice. I agree with that. But I have been all over my neighboring state of SC and there are tons of towns and cities there that make Shreveport look like the Garden of Eden.
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I guess you could randomly grab any two cities on the US map and compare them, pointing out the negative.
Greenville is very nice. I agree with that. But I have been all over my neighboring state of SC and there are tons of towns and cities there that make Shreveport look like the Garden of Eden.
True, but you can say that about ANY Southern (and some non-Southern) state. We also have Columbia (a fine state capital and college town), Charlestion, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island, among other areas. The entire state, from the Upstate (Greenville area) to the Low Country, is attracting hordes of affluent retirees and "half-backers" as well.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:11 PM
 
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Git rdun Shreveport before you lose out on more industries
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