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A few days ago, Alan wrote about the challenges facing Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory as he runs for governor. Forbes.com has provided another one ...
The biggest surprise on our list is Charlotte, N.C., which is ranked ninth. Charlotte has undergone tremendous economic growth the past decade, while the population has soared 32%. But the current picture isn't as bright. Employment growth has not kept up with population growth, meaning unemployment rates are up more than 50% compared with 10 years ago. Charlotte scored in the bottom half of all six categories we examined. It scored the worst on violent crime, ranking 140th.
McCrory can take some solace that New York City and Los Angeles, two cities many people love, were deemed worse than Charlotte, although I doubt that his opponents will be any kinder as a result.
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