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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 3:51 AM
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Here are the CSA numbers for the big 4, assuming current definitions:

Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman CSA 1,208,453
Jefferson 658,466
Shelby 195,085
St Clair 83,593
Cullman 80,406
Walker 67,023
Blount 57,322
Chilton 43,643
Bibb 22,915

Mobile-Daphne-Fairhope CSA 595,257
Mobile 412,992
Baldwin 182,265

Huntsville-Decatur CSA 571,422
Madison 334,811
Morgan 119,490
Limestone 82,782
Lawrence 34,339

Montgomery-Alexander City CSA 427,691
Montgomery 229,363
Elmore 79,303
Autaga 54,571
Tallapoosa 41,616
Coosa 11,539
Lowndes 11,299
Just randomly searched to see if there was new commuting data from the Census for 2010 (there was, so I did some searching) and here are the results for Alabama metros:

(Using 2010 numbers and 2009 numbers for year-over-year reference)
Large % increases in BLUE (>.5%)
Large % decreases in RED (>.5%)

Reminder: typically, MSA counties need 25% and CSA need 15% to be included.

Birmingham
Shelby 48.8% (MSA) Up from 48.2%
St. Clair 45.0% (MSA) Down from 45.2%
Cullman 13.9% (out of CSA?) Down from 14.5%
Walker 27.9% (MSA) Down from 28.2%
Blount 42.8% (MSA) unchanged
Chilton 18.2% (CSA) Down from 18.3%
Bibb 18.8% (CSA) Down from 19.2%

Population:
Jefferson-Shelby-St.Clair-Walker-Blount MSA: 1,061,489
Jefferson-Shelby-St.Clair-Walker-Blount-Chilton-Bibb CSA: 1,128,047

Jefferson-Shelby-St.Clair-Walker-Blount-Chilton-Bibb-Cullman CSA: 1,208,453 (if Cullman is included)

Huntsville
Morgan 21.9% (CSA) Up from 21.4%
Limestone 39.4% (MSA) Up from 38.7%
Lawrence 11.2% (x) Up from 10.2%
Marshall 15.8% (CSA) Up from 15.5%
Jackson 12.2% (x) Down from 12.9%

Population:
Madison-Limestone MSA: 417,593
Madison-Limestone-Morgan-Marshall CSA: 630,102

Madison-Limestone-Morgan-Marshall-Lawrence CSA: 664,441 (if you include Lawrence in the future)

Mobile
Baldwin 25.4% (MSA) Up from 25.1%
Washington 27.9% (MSA) Up from 19.1%
Clarke 13.3% (on verge of CSA) Up from 12.3%

Monroe 9.4% (x) Up from 8.3%
Escambia 9.0% (x) Down from 9.1%
Choctaw 9.1% (x) Up from 6.2%

Population:
Mobile-Baldwin-Washington MSA: 612,838
No CSA with current figures moving Baldwin (and Washington) to MSA
Mobile-Baldwin-Washington-Clarke CSA: 638,671 (if Clarke is included in the future)

Montgomery
Elmore 45.3% (MSA) Down from 46.0%
Autaga 42.7% (MSA) Up from 42.3%
Tallapoosa 10.1% (x) Up from 9.5%
Coosa 9.6% (x) Up from 7.0%
Lowndes 26.3% (MSA) Up from 25.9%
Macon 16.1% (CSA) unchanged
Bullock 16.2% (CSA) Up from 14.2%
Crenshaw 20.2% (CSA) Up from 19.2%

Pike 10.7% (x) Down from 10.9%

Population:
Montgomery-Elmore-Autauga-Lowndes MSA: 371,536
Montgomery-Elmore-Autauga-Lowndes-Macon-Bullock-Crenshaw CSA: 420,808


Ranking Alabama's potential future MSAs (Big 4):
  1. Jefferson-Shelby-St.Clair-Walker-Blount MSA: 1,061,489
  2. Mobile-Baldwin-Washington MSA: 612,838
  3. Madison-Limestone MSA: 417,593
  4. Montgomery-Elmore-Autauga-Lowndes MSA: 371,536

CSAs:
  1. Jefferson-Shelby-St.Clair-Walker-Blount-Chilton-Bibb CSA: 1,128,047
  2. Madison-Limestone-Morgan-Marshall CSA: 630,102
  3. Montgomery-Elmore-Autauga-Lowndes-Macon-Bullock-Crenshaw CSA: 420,808

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Well, since the Alabama Highway and Roads thread has apparently been removed, I figured I'd just used this thread, as always, for updates on highway construction in Alabama that I've noticed. Feel free to comment with any other updates that I've not listed.

Birmingham area

I-22/I-65/US 31 Interchange

I most recently saw this one a few days ago on my way back to Tuscaloosa from Decatur. It's looking pretty bad ass. I'd say that the primary structures of the flyovers are about 40 to 50% completed, maybe someone will better knowledge of interchange construction can give us a better idea of the timetable. Anyways, it's all coming along pretty well, and it even looks like they're starting to dig in for the connections to the US 31/I-65 junction just north of the construction site.

I-20/59 Resurfacing and Cross-over Prevention Walls west of Fairfield

Completed


That's all I really have for Birmingham, I don't make it over there much these days.

Huntsville-Decatur area

Decatur - Beltline Road widening - Phase III

Phase III (final phase) to widen Beltline Road from 4 lanes to 6 has begun between Danville Rd and 6th Ave (US 31). Once this phase is complete, the road will be 6 lanes from AL 20/ALT US 72 near the river all the way to 6th Ave (US 31). This phase should take another year or two.


Middle of nowhere

US 82 Centreville bypass

Appears like everything has been planed from the end of the US 82 4 lanes between Centreville and Brent, dunno how long it will take for everything to be paved, though.



Sadly, that's all I got... the life of a grad student doesn't provide many opportunities to venture out and check on stuff. Anyways, anyone has any other updates, please let us know!
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Feel free to comment with any other updates that I've not listed.


Huntsville-Decatur area

Decatur - Beltline Road widening - Phase III

Phase III (final phase) to widen Beltline Road from 4 lanes to 6 has begun between Danville Rd and 6th Ave (US 31). Once this phase is complete, the road will be 6 lanes from AL 20/ALT US 72 near the river all the way to 6th Ave (US 31). This phase should take another year or two.
I'd also like to note for the Huntsville area, (Since I pretty much call the area home between traveling)

Research Park Blvd

The Research Park Blvd extension from Plummer Road to just North of AL-53 (Jordan Lane) is now complete. Construction signs are still present, but all roads are open for business, and the drive is very much smooth.

Dug Hill Road/HWY 431

Construction continues on the intersection work of Dug Hill Road and Hwy 431 on Monte Sano Mountain. Both southbound lanes are open and repaved, while work has shifted to the northbound lanes. The outside lane is closed for now while grading work continues, then the inside lane will close to balance out the paving. Construction is (suppose) to be complete by sometime in 2013.

That's all I have for now, but I'm sure there is much more information for construction projects that are available. In any sense, I'm looking forward to when South Parkway construction begins from Martin Road south to the Whitesburg overpass. Also, the city of Huntsville and Madison County Commission have come together on an overpass for Blake Bottom Road and Research Park. The plans look very nice
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Well, since the Alabama Highway and Roads thread has apparently been removed, I figured I'd just used this thread, as always, for updates on highway construction in Alabama that I've noticed. Feel free to comment with any other updates that I've not listed.


I'll post some, but here's one...


Montgomery

Montgomery's Outer Loop (AL 293). This is the construction of the interchange at I-85. This highway will connect with I-65 south of the city when it's completed. Eventually, it will connect to I-20/59 near Meridian, MS and be renamed I-85.


















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Alabama's GDP by metro: who's growing, who's shrinking, who's contributing, who's not?
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/02/alab...river_business


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Metro area
(Current dollar amts.) 2008 2009 2010 2011 U.S. rank ($) Real growth, 2010-2011 U.S. rank (%)
Anniston-Oxford 3797 3624 3673 3694 332 -1.5 326
Auburn-Opelika 3652 3677 3812 3903 326 0.4 213
Birmingham-Hoover 54567 50776 52554 53547 50 -0.4 271
Decatur 4866 4723 4753 4864 287 -0.4 271
Dothan 4455 4380 4540 4496 301 -3.3 361
Florence-Muscle Shoals 3826 3823 4046 4144 314 -0.8 304
Gadsden 2538 2539 2585 2636 363 -0.5 283
Huntsville 19064 19514 20730 21200 98 0.7 183
Mobile 15692 15712 15809 16421 124 1.2 144
Montgomery 14691 14442 14660 14876 135 -0.6 295
Tuscaloosa 8435 8193 8635 8746 199 -2.9 358
New York City area, NY-NJ-PA 1,215,348 1,193,868 1249076 1277228 1 0.8 179
Odessa, TX 6019 5313 5812 6959 217 15.2 1

Since these are metro numbers I wonder what Mobile`s GDP would be if Baldwin and Washington County was included.Our numbers are the only one with a one county metro report. Over all good news for Alabama ,I would take slow steady growth over declining growth and congratulations to Bham for holding the 50th spot.
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Alabama's GDP by metro: who's growing, who's shrinking, who's contributing, who's not?
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/02/alab...river_business





Since these are metro numbers I wonder what Mobile`s GDP would be if Baldwin and Washington County was included.Our numbers are the only one with a one county metro report. Over all good news for Alabama ,I would take slow steady growth over declining growth and congratulations to Bham for holding the 50th spot.
Gadsden, Auburn, and Anniston are also one county.
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From AL.com: LINK

"Citing declining gas tax revenues, ALDOT Director John Cooper recently chopped what had been a five-year, $4 billion statewide road construction budget to about $1 billion over 10 years."

How do you come to the sudden realization that you need to go from planning to spend $800 million a year to planning to spend $100 million a year? I'm sure gas tax revenue is declining, but there is no way a drop off that steep occurred...

ALDOT is one of the biggest reasons Alabama's economic growth trails that of the rest of the nation; yet, you'll never hear our legislators say anything about what they'll do to fix it.
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If there's a more horribly run DOT in the country, I'd like to hear about it, because I truly cannot believe anything can be as poorly run as our state's transportation infrastructure.
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If there's a more horribly run DOT in the country, I'd like to hear about it, because I truly cannot believe anything can be as poorly run as our state's transportation infrastructure.
It's getting pretty ridiculous. If gas tax revenues are dropping, I don't understand why the state isn't trying to find some way to remedy the problem. By no means is the state in favor of increasing taxes, but damn, something has to be done.
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A state Lotto would do so much for education and infrastructure.
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In the wake of the SCOTUS decisions on DOMA and Prop 8, AL.com has been covered with articles about gay marriage, many of them positive.

Today, George Talbot posted a poll (LINK) on AL.com asking "Do you support or oppose same-sex marriage?". I first saw this around 1 o'clock, at which time the votes for "Support" stood at around 46%. Being pleasantly surprised, I've kept an eye on the support percentage, and it has been steadily rising throughout the afternoon!

I'll come back every now and then, updating the difference between the difference above or below "Oppose" that "Support" holds.

Thursday, 6/27, 5:20 PM: 53.25% support
Thursday--------------------- + 8.61
Thursday, 7:30PM----------- + 8.95
Friday, 6/28, 2:15 PM:--- + 9.43
Friday, 7:50------------------ + 18.44

In addition to all of the activity going on around the state, Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham), who became the state's first openly gay official in 2006, announced that she and her partner would challenge the state's ban on same-sex marriage in state court and potentially federal court. LINK

While her challenge to the state's ban doesn't stand much of a chance, who knows how far it could go in turning some opinions.
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If they fight and allow gay marriage in Alabama then they need to fight and allow casinos and a state or county lottery.
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I just now realized this, but there were a few things regarding the most recent census estimates that we ignored.

First, Shelby County is now home to over 200,000 people. That means that Jefferson and Shelby Counties together are home to roughly 18% of the state (just two counties).

Also, many of you might have realized that the Columbus-Phenix City area is growing pretty rapidly. First of all, Phenix City grew (between 2010 and 2012) twice as fast as Columbus. Second, Russell County, AL accounted for roughly 39% of the entire Columbus-Phenix City metro growth. Just so you know... Russell County, AL only account for one out of the 5 counties in that metro.

Those two are just a few interesting things I've noticed over the course of a few months.
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I just now realized this, but there were a few things regarding the most recent census estimates that we ignored.

First, Shelby County is now home to over 200,000 people. That means that Jefferson and Shelby Counties together are home to roughly 18% of the state (just two counties).

Also, many of you might have realized that the Columbus-Phenix City area is growing pretty rapidly. First of all, Phenix City grew (between 2010 and 2012) twice as fast as Columbus. Second, Russell County, AL accounted for roughly 39% of the entire Columbus-Phenix City metro growth. Just so you know... Russell County, AL only account for one out of the 5 counties in that metro.

Those two are just a few interesting things I've noticed over the course of a few months.

Baldwin and Tuscaloosa county will be approaching the 200k mark very soon also.
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Baldwin and Tuscaloosa county will be approaching the 200k mark very soon also.
Very true! Both of them should be over 200,000 within a few years if not sooner.



Something else I also realized, today, was that THREE off the fastest growing metro areas in the US (Columbus-Phenix City, Auburn-Opelika, and Daphne-Fairhope) are either completely within Alabama or have territory in Alabama (Russell County, AL - Phenix City - actually accounted for a lot of the growth).

States also on that list...

Florida 2
Texas 3
Washington 1
Kansas 1
Georgia 1 (Columbus-Phenix City)
Tennessee 1
North Carolina 1
South Carolina 2
Utah 1

Of course it should also be noted that Texas and NC were the only states to have a city of at least one million on that list.

These facts go to show that Alabama's slow growth isn't due to a lack of city growth, but a presence of rural demise. Either way, while this reasonably good news, our large metros (those above 300,000) save for Huntsville are experiencing growth which is relatively low (Birmingham is actually growing faster than both Montgomery and Mobile).

Bright spot for Huntsville, among metros between 400k and 499k, aside from Killeen, TX, HSV is growing the fastest.
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Had this Alabama Tourism ad delivered to me on YouTube the other day. I like the idea and execution, but I couldn't help chuckle at the proud boast of 32 whole miles of beach. Since we're not right next door to Florida, which has 32 miles of beach in Pensacola alone.

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Forecast: Alabama economy should outpace nation for rest of year, accelerate in 2014

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama’s economy will expand at a 2.2 percent rate this year, then accelerate with 3.2 percent growth in 2014, a forecast released today by the University of Alabama indicates.

The forecast from UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce also predicts that the state will add 15,000 to 20,000 jobs this year, a slight improvement over job growth in 2012.

The rate of growth in the state’s economy this year should easily outpace the national rate, forecast to be 1.6 percent.

“Transportation equipment manufacturing will continue to show strong growth. Demand for vehicles made in the state is expected to keep production at current levels for the rest of this year,” a summary of the forecast states. “And the 2014 rollout of the Alabama-made C-Class is creating new jobs at Mercedes and related suppliers.”

The forecast also found that food services and bars, healthcare, education, finance and social assistance sectors should see significant improvement while the residential and commercial real estate markets should show gradual gains.

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in was 6.5 percent, down from 7.6 percent in June of last year.
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Didn't see this posted anywhere, but watch out for the city of Wetumpka. New Casino built and rumors are they want to buy more property from the city of Wetumpka right on 231. Also along with this, they hired a team of city planners to put together a more modern and lively downtown. As a result, they've come up with this proposal.





Take a look at the (final) draft here: http://www.cityofwetumpka.com/Sites/...%202.26.14.pdf
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Alabama ranked 47th in job growth and the only state to see unemployment rate increase

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