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The states of the old Confederacy boast 10 of the top 12 places for locating new plants, according to a recent 2012 study by Site Selection magazine.

1 posted on 02/26/2013 7:35:14 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts; CaptainAmiigaf

A ‘Who wants outta MA?’ ping.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 7:57:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: SeekAndFind

bump for later reference


5 posted on 02/26/2013 9:27:21 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The original report from the Manhattan Institute has some good graphics.
6 posted on 02/26/2013 9:32:13 AM PST by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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There's an ongoing net migration from blue states to red states. Many people assume that red states will become bluer as a result. But it's not necessarily so.

I live in Union County, NC, which is adjacent to Mecklenburg County, which contains Charlotte. In percentage terms, Union was the fastest-growing county in the state over the last decade. I'm a native of the area, but I'm in the minority. Factually and anecdotally, the county is swarming with Northern transplants -- Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey. There seems to be a bagel shop in every strip center, and the sports bars are full of Steelers and Jets fans.

With all these blue-state folks moving in, you might think that Union County is moving to the political left. You'd be wrong. We're not getting a cross-section of, for example, former New Jersey residents. Rather, we're getting corporate relocations, entrepreneurs, and retirees. They may tawk funny, but they vote conservatively, as the voting statistics show.

In 1980, Carter edged Reagan, 10,073 to 9,012. In 2012, Romney easily beat Obama, 61,101 to 32,473. Note both the immense growth in the total vote, and the big move toward the Republicans. This trend holds up for Senate, Gubernatorial, and local races, too.

So, welcome blue-staters!

7 posted on 02/26/2013 10:51:09 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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