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http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_4_gulf-coast.html

While the other two coasts struggle with economic stagnation and dysfunctional politics, the Third Coast — the urbanized, broadly coastal region spanning the Gulf from Brownsville, Texas, to greater Tampa — is emerging as a center of industry, innovation, and economic growth.

Together, Houston and Tampa have gained more than 1.5 million people over the course of the decade; in fact, in 2008 and 2009, net domestic migration to Houston was the highest of any major metropolitan area. An examination of migration flows to Houston, New Orleans, and Tampa by Praxis Strategy Group, where I work as a senior consultant, shows that many of their new citizens are coming from the East and West Coasts, especially New York and California.

The region’s job-creation engine is powered by the growth of basic industries: manufacturing, energy, and agricultural commodities. The region from south Texas to Florida now bristles with scores of new steel plants, petrochemical facilities, and factories producing everything from airplanes to canned food. Along with the Great Plains and the Intermountain West, the Gulf Coast has enjoyed a huge boost from energy and other commodity growth.
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Unfortunately, this growth has in it the seeds of its own destruction, as the newcomers from California and New York bring with them the growth-killing political orientation that has laid low the places they left. And besides, it's just too damn hot and humid to live there.

--fleg
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While the other two coasts struggle with economic stagnation and dysfunctional politics, the Third Coast — the urbanized, broadly coastal region spanning the Gulf from Brownsville, Texas, to greater Tampa — is emerging as a center of industry, innovation, and economic growth.

Who do they think they are??? We'll put a stop to that. Democrats will know what to do.
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as the newcomers from California and New York bring with them the growth-killing political orientation that has laid low the places they left. And besides, it's just too damn hot and humid to live there.

--fleg



Too hot and humid??? Yet...they move down here in droves and by the millions. Obviously some things are more important to people than "hot weather."

Don't worry about the "political turnover". We still have horses, and six-shooters and if that's not enough, the BarBQ will convert them.....they'll learn the error of their past ways soon enough.
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.....and now the home of the US Formula 1 race...held today in Austin.
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".....and now the home of the US Formula 1 race...held today in Austin. "

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Do you realize you've just doubled the marketing implemented for the race?

I have read more about the NJ cancellation for next year than the
race in Austin this weekend.

Howie52
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Today I was talking to my friend that works in the Nissan Human Resources office and he told me that they can't make enough Nissan Altima's. He said they sell them as fast as they can make them. He told me they are made here in Middle Tennessee and somewhere in Mississippi. The Nissan plant that is about 9 miles from our house is huge. Like a mile long I swear to God.

Art
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Obviously some things are more important to people than "hot weather."

Obviously being employed and able to afford a nice home are more important. But anyone who can have those things without the miserable stinking weather is going to live elsewhere.

--fleg
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