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The Dismal Scientist: Recession Recovery Status by U.S. metro

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The only metro still listed as "In Recession" is Laredo, Texas. All other metros listed are Recovering or Moderating.

Laredo. Hilarious actually... Figuring they have an ummmm 'immigration' problem. :whistle:


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Laredo. Hilarious actually... Figuring they have an ummmm 'immigration' problem. :whistle:

I'm going through the 'economic outlook' writeups for various metros. This is good stuff.

Here are some samples. The first one is where I am, the next two are where I think you might be.

Edison Economic Outlook

Strengths

* Well-diversified industrial structure with many growing industries.

* Highly skilled workforce and high per capita income.

* Consistently above-average credit conditions.

Weaknesses

* Dense level of development and slow population growth.

* High costs of living and doing business.

* Closure of Fort Monmouth will cost thousands of skilled jobs.

Dallas Economic Outlook

Strengths

* The many corporate headquarters generate stable demand for professional services.

* Well-positioned distribution center for Southwest as international trade grows.

Weaknesses

* Exposure to volatile high-tech industry, which is very sensitive to business cycle.

* Eroding cost advantage with other regional centers such as Houston and Atlanta.

Fort Worth Economic Outlook

Strengths

* Barnett Shale natural gas formation is the largest producer in the U.S., 5% of total demand.

* Low costs of business and living attract businesses and residents from Dallas.

Weaknesses

* Airline industry faces short- and long-term challenges to growth.

* Exposure to motor vehicle production adds to cyclical volatility.

Oh, and Laredo..

Laredo Economic Outlook

Strengths

* As the top land port on the Rio Grande, Laredo handles huge trade with Mexico.

* The young and growing population generates demographically related spending.

Weaknesses

* Low per capita income implies low demand for higher-end consumer goods and services.

* Low industrial diversity adds to volatility and constrains growth in new industries.

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I'm going through the 'economic outlook' writeups for various metros. This is good stuff.

Here are some samples. The first one is where I am, the next two are where I think you might be.

Edison Economic Outlook

Strengths

* Well-diversified industrial structure with many growing industries.

* Highly skilled workforce and high per capita income.

* Consistently above-average credit conditions.

Weaknesses

* Dense level of development and slow population growth.

* High costs of living and doing business.

* Closure of Fort Monmouth will cost thousands of skilled jobs.

Dallas Economic Outlook

Strengths

* The many corporate headquarters generate stable demand for professional services.

* Well-positioned distribution center for Southwest as international trade grows.

Weaknesses

* Exposure to volatile high-tech industry, which is very sensitive to business cycle.

* Eroding cost advantage with other regional centers such as Houston and Atlanta.

Fort Worth Economic Outlook

Strengths

* Barnett Shale natural gas formation is the largest producer in the U.S., 5% of total demand.

* Low costs of business and living attract businesses and residents from Dallas.

Weaknesses

* Airline industry faces short- and long-term challenges to growth.

* Exposure to motor vehicle production adds to cyclical volatility.

Oh, and Laredo..

Laredo Economic Outlook

Strengths

* As the top land port on the Rio Grande, Laredo handles huge trade with Mexico.

* The young and growing population generates demographically related spending.

Weaknesses

* Low per capita income implies low demand for higher-end consumer goods and services.

* Low industrial diversity adds to volatility and constrains growth in new industries.

Fort Worth: EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RANK

Best=1Worst=392

2009-11

27

1st quintile

Edison: EMPLOYMENT GROWTH RANK

Best=1Worst=392

2009-11

341

5th quintile

Oops. :whistle:


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The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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It's not a competition, Paul :lol:

Oh come now, it would be if you were in the 1st quintile and I was in the 5th. :devil:


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The Great Canadian to Texas Transfer Timeline:

2/22/2010 - I-129F Packet Mailed

2/24/2010 - Packet Delivered to VSC

2/26/2010 - VSC Cashed Filing Fee

3/04/2010 - NOA1 Received!

8/14/2010 - Touched!

10/04/2010 - NOA2 Received!

10/25/2010 - Packet 3 Received!

02/07/2011 - Medical!

03/15/2011 - Interview in Montreal! - Approved!!!

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