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Jhartmich
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 12:06 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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
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Digitalvision
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 2:43 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.
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French777
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 6:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

our cost of living in LOW!!

#10
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Genesyxx
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 8:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

now THAT ^^^ I can't believe. Everything else seems to be on the up and up. (snickers)
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.
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Tigers2005
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:24 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At least our job growth ranked ahead of Phoenix.
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Rb336
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought Phoenix was supposed to be one of those sun-belt glory cities
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Tigers2005
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Posted on Friday, February 08, 2008 - 9:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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.

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