The South Rises Again

The Gulf Coast is a bad luck area. Hurricanes, floods, oil leaks — one of its cities is still recovering from Katrina, the Gulf fisheries are depressed and toxic, and businesses are fleeing the region.

Wrong.

The Gulf  is growing. From Joel Kotkin’s New Geography:

The American economy, long dominated by the East and West Coasts, is undergoing a dramatic geographic shift toward this are…

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