Charlotte Business Journal: Checkers Skating on Thick Ice
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11-18-2012, 05:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Triangle
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The Triangle is richer and better educated than Charlotte and growing faster.
On average, yes. I'm not sure if that's still true if you're looking only at gross numbers.
Basically, Charlotte is starting to have big-city problems and the Triangle isn't. Average income, education and growth rates are harder to sustain as a city gets larger. I don't see the Triangle making any particular effort to stimulate the kind of out-of-control growth that Charlotte experienced in the 1990s and 2000s, which resulted in some very cool amenities along with some very serious community issues.
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