Monday, September 29, 2008

Rust Belt Diaspora: Charlotte

Fleeing hard times in states such as Ohio, people from the Postindustrial Heartland continue to flock to Charlotte, NC:

Midwestern Rust Belt states accounted for more newcomers in 2007 than the previous year, with Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania entering the list of top six places people moved from.

There are so many of the Burgh Diaspora residing there that Charlotte is sometimes referred to as "Pittsburgh South." Charlotte ending up as a hub for US Airways is more than symbolic. The ties between the two cities seem to get stronger each year.

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