Some circus clown from Defend Youngstown commented this
I guess none of the following is relevant:
Youngstown, Ohio: Entrepreneur magazine Top 10 U.S. cities to start a
new business 2009-2010.
Youngstown-Warren, Ohio: S I T E Selection magazine Top 10 metro area
for business expansion 2009.
Youngstown: "A Young Town Again" The Economist October 8th, 2009
Inc Magazine (May 2010): "Semper Youngstown":
Here's what I want to know from this idiot. If Youngstown is so hoppin' and groovin' for young Ohioans how does this happen.............
The news from the U.S. Census couldn’t be much worse for Youngstown.
Youngstown’s population declined by 18.3 percent between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau reported today.
Just as Youngstown had in the 2000 census compared to the one from 10 years earlier, it had the largest decline of any of the state’s largest 25 cities between 2000 and 2010.
If you think I'm picking on Youngstown, I am. But Youngstown's not the only Ohio city suffering from Blue City Exodus it's an affliction all Ohio's once great cities are suffering from.........
Ohio's major cities continued their drastic decline during the past decade, a sign that hard times are not easing in the industrial heartland.
Places that once prospered from making things — steel, tires, cash registers, bikes — continued a free-fall that started half a century ago and may be getting worse, according to Census Bureau population numbers released Wednesday.
Cleveland lost 17% of its population to fall to 396,815 — its fewest inhabitants since 1900. The city peaked in 1950 at 914,808. More residents abandoned the city from 2000 to 2010 than in the 1990s.
Now class. If you could put your finger on one thing that all of these cities have in common, what would that be?
If you answer democrats, lots and lots of democrats, you get a gold star. They're like cockroaches in a city, well, without the charm.
Seriously, it would be easier to find gold panning the Maumee River than to find a republican in these cities.
But for some reason, no one wants to make the connection.
None the less, I don't see young Berkeley grads lining up to the latest cool hot spot of Youngstown anytime soon.