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America's Red State Growth Corridors


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These trends point to a U.S. economic future dominated by four growth corridors that are generally less dense, more affordable, and markedly more conservative and pro-business: the Great Plains, the Intermountain West, the Third Coast (spanning the Gulf states from Texas to Florida), and the Southeastern industrial belt.


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Historically, these regions were little more than resource colonies or low-wage labor sites for richer, more technically advanced areas. By promoting policies that encourage enterprise and spark economic growth, they're catching up.

Such policies have been pursued not only by Republicans but also by Democrats who don't share their national party's notion that business should serve as a cash cow to fund ever more expensive social-welfare, cultural or environmental programs. While California, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota have either enacted or pursued higher income taxes, many corridor states have no income taxes or are planning, like Kansas and Louisiana, to lower or even eliminate them.

The result is that corridor states took 11 of the top 15 spots in Chief Executive magazine's 2012 review of best state business climates. California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts were at the bottom. The states of the old Confederacy boast 10 of the top 12 places for locating new plants, according to a recent 2012 study by Site Selection magazine.




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Cheap U.S. natural gas has some envisioning the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge as an "American Ruhr." Much of this growth, notes Eric Smith, associate director of the Tulane Energy Institute, will be financed by German and other European firms that are reeling from electricity costs now three times higher than in places like Louisiana.










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awesome!!!



You should read the article I posted from Yahoo about the lowest vs the highest taxed cities... kinda fits in nicely with your post.






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I'll look it up.





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So red states = and blue states will or are in a death spiral? With a few exceptions of coarse.

:shockedface:



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Pollina's Pro-Business States for 2012:


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2012 Top 10 Pro Business Rankings
1 Utah
2 Virginia
3 Wyoming
4 North Dakota
5 Indiana
6 Nebraska
7 South Dakota
8 Kansas
9 Missouri
10 Oklahoma


One of these states was a "blue" state, and only one has a Democratic Governor.






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Okay I had to look up the word "Ruhr".

1. a river in W Germany, flowing NW and W into the Rhine. 144 miles (232 km) long.

2. a mining and industrial region centered in the valley of the Ruhr River.

BTW, andouille was invented by German immigrates to La Place a city which falls right in the American Ruhr. I know, CSB.






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The problem is...these "immigrants" will change the culture and governance of these 'attractive' areas into what they fled.


I see it a lot:

Leave a place for a "better" one. Immediately demand the "new" location become that from which they escaped.








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The problem is...these "immigrants" will change the culture and governance of these 'attractive' areas into what they fled.


I see it a lot:

Leave a place for a "better" one. Immediately demand the "new" location become that from which they escaped.


This is a good argument for a long and hard path to citizenship with the intention of assimilating immigrants into the existing culture. I heard that it currently takes 10 years to become a citizen. Maybe this is the right amount of time to "prove" yourself. This info is anecdotal BTW from two Venezuela'n colleagues of mine.






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I see it a lot:

Leave a place for a "better" one. Immediately demand the "new" location become that from which they escaped.


I'd love an example of this...and don't tell me Austin replacing the Bay Area.






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The problem is...these "immigrants" will change the culture and governance of these 'attractive' areas into what they fled.
As a resident if Austin, I see this a lot too.

One CA refugee is trying to get a local mountain bike trail closed. Been here less than six months.

I thin TX should concentrate on closing the west border rather than the south sometimes.






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One CA refugee is trying to get a local mountain bike trail closed.


What is his problem with the mountain bike trail?







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I thin TX should concentrate on closing the west border rather than the south sometimes.


Good point. Usually immigrants are not anti-growth like many on the mid to southern west coast and northeast corridor. In fact probably all immigrants are pro growth however fall into the welfare state provided once they get here. It's beneficial to get on the welfare train and work a cash job than it is to just work a cash job. I can't blame them.






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What is his problem with the mountain bike trail?
Believe it or not there are those that consider a trail destruction of the environment. They want completely undisturbed wilderness untouched by man. In the middle of a city.

Sorry if I suck at explaining it. I don't get it either.



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FWIW, the Great Plains have been losing population since the 19th century, taxation or lack thereof notwithstanding. The recent shale-induced boom is an accident of geology, not a result of public policy. Areas of the plains not fortunate enough to benefit from oil and gas have continued to stagnate.

The Great Plains are a long way from anything and its cold in the winter. Those oil and gas workers aren't going to settle there permanently.






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The states of the old Confederacy boast 10 of the top 12 places for locating new plants, according to a recent 2012 study by Site Selection magazine.


South STaaaaaacked
North Fuuuuuucked






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The recent shale-induced boom is an accident of geology, not a result of public policy.
Not exactly. You have to have a policy that allows the shale to be gone after. It's no accident that many blue states are missing out on potential energy resources.






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It's no accident that many blue states are missing out on potential energy resources.


Most will eventually get on board, IYAM.






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The recent shale-induced boom is an accident of geology, not a result of public policy.


Not really. For example eastern PA is booming whereas western NY is in the economic doldrums. Same resources in each state, but different policies.






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I hope so. But, it won't be anytime soon (next 10 years).





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Jim Rockford
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It's also only fair to point out that the Pacific Northwest is highly regulated by the standards of most on the Poliboard, and they're not hurting economically.





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