Post Number: 75
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:06 am: || |
LOL - Damn, we can never catch a break.
Detroit is the laughing stock of the world.
http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/ 11/jobs-economy-growth-lead-ca reers-cx_mk_0110cities_table.h tml?boxes=custom
Post Number: 550
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 2:43 am: || |
Well, Warren is down there too... so is a lot of Michigan, actually.
For some reason, I am inclined to remember a baseball saying - "If you don't worry about your batting average, it'll go up."
Not saying we should completely ignore this - but it's all stuff we've heard before. The real question is how to turn it around... and I'm seeing new companies and some existing ones work to do that; as well as I've seen some encouraging signs of regional co-operation from some business organizations.
Post Number: 328
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:00 am: || |
our cost of living in LOW!!
Post Number: 860
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:11 am: || |
now THAT ^^^ I can't believe. Everything else seems to be on the up and up. (snickers)
Post Number: 2711
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:19 am: || |
It's interesting that report is bad not only for Detroit, but all of the big name cities that people tend to talk about.
Chicago is the best big city at #51. NYC is at 58. Miami is 59. LA is 87.
We at least have lots of prestigious company in this.
Post Number: 183
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:24 am: || |
At least our job growth ranked ahead of Phoenix.
Post Number: 5036
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:39 am: || |
I thought Phoenix was supposed to be one of those sun-belt glory cities
Post Number: 184
|Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:44 am: || |
It was, as was Las Vegas, which ranked just ahead of Detroit. Those cities have had so much development, especially residential, that they have thousands of residential units coming on the market that they can't sell due to the mortgage crisis. This has led to major losses in job growth.