But not so good in other areas, particularly high-tax states like IL, NY, and CA. Plus, not much of a future in most Rust Belt major cities.<quoted text>I live in an area that was hammered by the financial crisis/mortgage meltdown and I'm seeing huge improvements in business openings, people are joining COC's again and there's scuttlebutt about new hospitals, and other large employers moving to or expanding in the area.
There will be some "big names" that disappear, there is actually a published list. Avon is on the list as is Mitsubishi Motors America and many more. Tough shyte! BTW Mitsubishi LTD is not broke having just pledged $770 million to a German windfarm company.
Note the number of states moving to abolish their state income tax.