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  1. More Accolades for Nashville

    Would you mind providing a link? I've been scouring Lonely Planet's web site and don't see where Nashville is mentioned. Here's where I'm looking:
  2. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    It looks like that's what happened. Forbes used Williamson County TN's median household income but Williamson County TX's population. ugh
  3. MSA South - Williamson & Rutherford Counties

    Williamson County is the 7th wealthiest county in the nation, according to Forbes. While I don't doubt that, Forbes is way off on their population. They say Willco has a population of 489,250 while the Census Bureau says Willco has a population of 219,107. And, of course, Forbes inexplicably shows a picture of downtown Nashville (yes, that picture) instead of Franklin. It also looks like 6 of the 10 wealthiest counties are full of federal employees. Anyway, here's the top 10 list: county...median household income Loudoun County VA (DC metro)...$125,900 Falls Church VA (independent city which acts as its own county) (DC metro)...$122,092 Fairfax County VA (DC metro)...$112,844 Howard County MD (Baltimore metro)...$110,224 Douglas County CO (Denver metro)...$109,926 Los Alamos County NM...$107,126) Williamson County...$104,367 Arlington County VA (DC metro)...$104,354 Hunterdon County NJ (NYC metro)...$102,797 Santa Clara County CA (Silicon Valley)...$102,191
  4. I would love to see their reasonings. But I do like our odds.
  5. It looks like some people, including CNN, need to re-read Amazon's RFP. Nowhere in its RFP does Amazon say they need to be near an airport hub. Instead, it says, "Travel time to an international airport with daily direct flights to Seattle, New York, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Washington, D.C. is also an important consideration." Nashville has that. Seattle: Alaska and Delta New York: American (JFK and LGA), Delta (JFK and LGA), Southwest (LGA), United (EWR) San Francisco: Alaska (SFO), Southwest (OAK), United (SFO) Washington: American (DCA), Southwest (BWI and DCA), United (IAD) BNA is a larger airport than several others in the top 20; Austin, Columbus, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh all have smaller airports than BNA.
  6. Speaking of which, "Amazon Stadium" sounds good for Nashville SC.
  7. And yet, if I remember correctly, Amazon never used the term "major air hub" in its list of requirements. It simply said it needed an airport with direct flights to certain cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, and Washington. Nashville has all of that and with multiple airlines.
  8. Nashville International Airport

    And the stupid MidAmerica Airport in rural Illinois 30 miles outside of St Louis.
  9. d'oh! Thanks for the correction. I actually think Atlanta is a frontrunner in this chase, I don't know how I forgot to include it. I went back and added it.
  10. Whatever happens, I think just being in Amazon's top 20 should go a long way towards attracting other corporations to Nashville. It's somewhat surprising to me that the only other Southeastern cities on the list are Atlanta, Miami, and Raleigh (I don't consider NoVA to be in the Southeast). This list seems to catapult Nashville to a much higher level. I imagine there are quite a few boosters over in Charlotte who are more than a little stunned that their city didn't make the cut, but Nashville and Raleigh did.
  11. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Re-viewing the pictures I posted, the 3rd one shows that there's just one tramway track in that particular village because the road is so narrow. I wonder how much cheaper it would be to construct Nashville's system if some of the sections had just one track.
  12. The Transportation and Mass Transit Megathread

    Just about every city in France has trams. Even my grandfather's hometown of only 45,000 has trams. The network even goes out into the countryside to little villages. I love trams. Even though I had a car when I lived in France, I loved the freedom of not having to rely on it all the time. I don't think for a minute that Nashville needs a streetcar network that goes to every little town and suburb outside of downtown, but my background does explain why I'm all in favor of Megan Barry's plan. I do wish it wouldn't cost so much.
  13. Project Thread/New Construction/Photo du jour/Const. CAMs

    Sunrise this morning as seen from the Sky5 chopper.
  14. I agree. In that Phase I picture, it shows a completed Hyatt Regency next to a still-standing Lifeway Tower. Since the Lifeway Tower was imploded just a couple of days ago, it seems to me they're already starting to get started on Phase II.