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Review Article

Urban Areas in the Transformation of the South: A Review of Modern History

Table 6

Classifications of southern metropolitan areas.

Bartley [23]Stanback [11] classificationFlorida [24] super-creative occupations (% total empl.)Florida [24] rank in top 50 metro areas

Norfolk areaMilitary basesGov’t, military12.0%18
RichmondOld state and regional capitalDiversified service center10.633
CharlotteRegional capitalDiversified service center9.541
GreensboroNot classifiedProduction center10.732
Raleigh-D’hamResearch triangleGov’t, service16.91
AtlantaCommercial center of SELarge div. service center12.315
JacksonvilleRegional capitalDiversified service center11.026
MiamiTourist and retirees, diverse economyDiv. service center and resort, retirem’t8.546
OrlandoTourist and retireesResort, retirement11.026
TampaTourist and retireesResort, retirement10.929
MemphisRegional capitalDiversified service center7.848
NashvilleRegional capitalDiversified service center8.247
BirminghamIndustrial city, regional capitalDiversified service center9.541
New OrleansOld port and regional capitalDiversified service center9.444
AustinState capitalGov’t, service14.65
Dallas-Ft. W.Commercial center of SWLarge div. service center11.222
HoustonCenter of petrochemicalsLarge div. service center13.311
San AntonioMilitary basesGov’t, military11.026

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