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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 4:54 AM
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Thumbs up SA ranks #1 for Best Performing U.S. City

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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:15 AM
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Wow....
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:23 AM
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Does this say more about San Antonio or more about the rest of the country?
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:34 AM
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The former.
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Does this say more about San Antonio or more about the rest of the country?
Both....and that's why a blanket statement like "rest of the country" doesn't make sense. We (SA) is still a U.S. city, so we are part of "them." SA wasn't the only city with growth in the last 5 years.

When the "rest of the country" was doing good, and a few cities were doing bad, should those cities have just ignored the fact that they were doing bad and asked "Are we really doing that bad? or is it just that the rest of the country is doing so good?"

My point is, that this isn't a relative study (i.e. SA compared to a national average,) it is numbers based on real growth or real decline.

and SAguy... SA was #14 in 2010
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And my point was that many American cities are facing real decline. But I was being semi-facetious with my earlier comment. I am actually thrilled with the work that Castro, Sculley, and Beneby are doing. I think SA is currently experiencing some of the finest leadership it has ever had, and I'm sure that some of the economic performance is due to their innovative work.
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There are ebbs and tides in economic viability of cities throughout the country and over time. This is business-friendly Texas' time. Hopefully serious issues such as water rationing, public transit and environmental care will see a rise and allow the city's good times to continue in the long run.
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