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2019-07-21 Economy
As U.S. 'superstar' cities thrive, weaker ones get left behind
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-21 01:39|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6526 views ]  Top

#1 Scare quote olympics: "Investing" "government revenue" to create an "urban miracle" from the "magic dirt." Dear sweet Lord in Heaven, save the poor taxpayer!
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-07-21 06:04||   2019-07-21 06:04|| Front Page Top

#2  UH! OH! There's a problem with cities not drawing enough businesses.
I have an idea! Let's spend more taxpayer's money on a government project!
Waitaminit! Let's give a boondoggle amount of money to Universities that no longer love our country.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-07-21 10:51||   2019-07-21 10:51|| Front Page Top

#3 If major cities, Detroit, Chicago, Philly, LA, San Fran, St Louis were to clean up their crime and vagrant issues then maybe businesses would consider holding events and investing there. But as is stands just who would hold a convention in that city? Who would build a factory there? Who would even build a new grocery store there? No one in their right mind would. When the city decides to cut the welfare out, people will go back to work, and things will change. See ya in 20 years.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-07-21 12:02||   2019-07-21 12:02|| Front Page Top

#4 Maybe if these "weaker" (read, corrupt, incompetent) cities want to get some businesses to move in, maybe they should focus less on government and graft and more on running efficiently and lowering the crime rates and cost of doing business in their borders. Making fewer completely asinine and moronic public statements probably wouldn't hurt either.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-07-21 12:43||   2019-07-21 12:43|| Front Page Top

#5 I think no state tax doesn't hurt, either. Now, what a concept!
Posted by Clem 2019-07-21 14:19||   2019-07-21 14:19|| Front Page Top

#6 High crime and lousy schools are not attractive to anyone. Why most major city governments think they are good ideas is beyond me.
Posted by Tom 2019-07-21 14:58||   2019-07-21 14:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Ref #6: High crime and lousy schools are not attractive to anyone.

Pretty effective method of ridding the community of 'white privilege.' Clayton County, GA. being a pretty good example.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-07-21 15:31||   2019-07-21 15:31|| Front Page Top

#8 I'm sure it helps if people don't have to step over bums sleeping on the sidewalks between that nice new Marriott and the new convention center like they would in LA or San Francisco.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-07-21 15:34||   2019-07-21 15:34|| Front Page Top

#9 Is this right?

Columbus is thriving. Nashville is thriving. So are Charlotte, Dalllas-Fort Worth, Atlanta. Pittsburgh and Cleveland have come back from the edge.

This story seems like junk news from a slow news day.
Posted by Lex 2019-07-21 17:13||   2019-07-21 17:13|| Front Page Top

#10 The west is littered with dozens of ghost towns. When their reasons to exist were exhausted, they went the way of thousands of cities since ancient times. Reward success not failure.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07-21 21:01||   2019-07-21 21:01|| Front Page Top

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