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Megapolitans of the Future

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I’ve been a bit busy at work today, so I haven’t had the chance to do the usual surfing. I did notice this article earlier and it’s interesting enough to mention. Business 2.0 is predicting a big boom in the “megapolitan” areas, extending to 2030. The authors of the article, Paul Kaihla and Krysten Crawford, define these megapolitan areas with names of varying catchiness:

* Altantic Seaboard (Boston, New York, Washington)
* I-85 Corridor (Raleigh-Durham, Atlanta)
* Southern Florida (Miami, Tampa)
* Great Lakes Horeseshoe (Detroit, Chicago, Pittsburgh)
* I-35 Corridor (Kansas City, Dallas, San Antonio)
* Gulf Coast Belt (New Orleans, Houston)
* Valley of the Sun (Phoenix, Tucson)
* Southland (Los Angeles, Las Vegas)
* Norcal (Sacramento, San Francisco)
* Cascadia (Seattle, Portland)

Updated August 9, 2011 and originally published October 28, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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