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40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« on: September 27, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020



According to estimates recently released, Jacksonville should become the 39th largest U.S. Metropolitan Area by 2020.

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007, 09:40:39 AM »
well yeah it looks small when all the other areas have live 2 or 3 cities in them.  why not just label our area as tallahassee-jacksonville-daytona?  then we will be higher up.

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007, 10:06:39 AM »
Jacksonville-St. Augustine-Brunswick, Ga.?

How does that sound?

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007, 10:24:12 AM »
What city is in that photo?

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007, 10:25:39 AM »
Its not in the US, but it's a nice photo of a progressive city......Toronto.
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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007, 10:25:56 AM »
Toronto

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007, 10:27:59 AM »
Jacksonville-St. Augustine-Brunswick, Ga.?

How does that sound?

We gobbled our entire county.  How about...

Jacksonville-South Jacksonville-Jacksonville Beach-Baldwin MSA?
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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007, 10:37:59 AM »
7+ million people in Atlanta within just 13 years?  Wow.  That place will be even more unliveable then.  Although, by 2020, the census will probably count the entire state of Georgia as the Atlanta MSA.   ::)

As for Jacksonville, this is in line with previous predictions we have made on here.  I think they might be a little low even.

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007, 10:41:14 AM »
7+ million people in Atlanta within just 13 years?  Wow.  That place will be even more unliveable then.  Although, by 2020, the census will probably count the entire state of Georgia as the Atlanta MSA.   ::)

No doubt.  Its definately headed that way.  What a disaster.
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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007, 10:55:35 AM »
Will Fuddruckers or the courthouse be finished by then?

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2007, 11:02:24 AM »
WOW! My money is on 20 West Adams being completed before both of them.
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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2007, 11:05:11 AM »
7+ million people in Atlanta within just 13 years?  Wow.  That place will be even more unliveable then.  Although, by 2020, the census will probably count the entire state of Georgia as the Atlanta MSA.   ::)

No doubt.  Its definately headed that way.  What a disaster.

I was in Atlanta on Tuesday.  It amazes me how much has changed in just the two years since I left there.  So many new buildings, Atlantic Station, Lindberg Center, etc.....traffic was still a disaster though.

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2007, 11:39:30 AM »
If you're in the ATL, take the metrorail if, possible.  That way, traffic is not a concern.
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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2007, 06:23:19 PM »
If you go to the link, we were at 40 last year. So, by 2020, we really haven't made much movement. I think it's wrong though, Jacksonville will make a bigger push than that, IMO.

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Re: 40 Largest U.S. Metropolitan areas in 2020
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2007, 06:48:42 PM »
To move up a lot of slots, growth would have to be great while extremely stagnant in simliar sized metros.  Truth is, while we are enjoying moderate growth, several other communities are as well so catching and passing a few of the larger regions may be difficult in such a short time frame..  Nevertheless, 50 years ago, estimates predicted that the Rust Belt would continue to bloom and the exact opposite ended up coming true.
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