[TriLUG] [OT] TriLUGger on the news
teisenmenger at charter.net
Fri May 18 16:45:48 EDT 2007
For your numbers to be a valid comparison you would have to factor in
all the counties served by that stretch of US158: Vance, Warren,
Halifax, Northampton, Hertford, Bertie, Gates.... Of these, Halifax is
probably the wealthiest - we are located right on the I-95 corridor
which does bring in some revenue.
And yes, it is the responsibility of the state to "bootstrap" other
regions. After all, RTP was just such a bootstrap.
On Fri, 2007-05-18 at 16:00 -0400, Magnus wrote:
> Tom Eisenmenger wrote:
> > I live in Roanoke Rapids which is in one of the poorest, least
> > economically-developed areas of the state.
> > They are perpetually on the back burner because projects in
> > the state's metropolitan areas, especially the Triangle, routinely
> > take precedence over projects in more rural areas. No wonder - the
> > seat of power is, after all, in Raleigh.
> Halifax County:
> The median income for a household in the county was $26,459, and the
> median income for a family was $33,515. Population around 60,000
> (rounding up from 2000 estimate). Per capita income in 2000 was $13,810.
> Wake County:
> Estimated population in 2006 was 786,522 with about 100 people moving to
> the city of Raleigh alone every day (not counting other popular
> residential destinations in the county). Per capita income in 2000 was
> It's not unfair for the roads to go where the money is coming from and
> where the most people and jobs are moving to. Yes, your county has a
> bootstrap problem. Until people start moving there in droves, the money
> won't come. And the people won't start moving there in droves until the
> money comes.
> But I'll bet you a nickel that as soon as "progress" comes to your
> county, and everything that goes along with it, the locals will complain
> about that.
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