Cbusflyer wrote:greenair727 wrote:Regarding the missing Cleveland prediction by Boyd, note that these are just his guesses. He has Columbus, Ohio on the list. But comparing CLE to CMH, Cleveland is a much larger market, both in population AND size of the economy; plus looking at the last few years, CLE GDP is growing faster than Columbus. There's also talk that the Columbus economy is cooling off, while Cleveland is suddenly rebounding quickly (and from a larger base). He may be using old data or information. I wouldn't read too much into his CMH over CLE--he appears to have missed some things there.
While all true, this is not the overall feel and trend if you actually live in Ohio. Being from Northern Ohio and now living in Columbus, the feeling between the two is quite drastic. Cleveland has the history, architecture, food, etc but it lacks the positive vibes. For everything Columbus lacks, somehow people including myself love it and more and more people are gravitating towards it from other parts of Ohio. 10 years from now, I believe Columbus will be the leader in nearly every category.
I dunno...Columbus still has a 'small town' vibe to it though and that's not just my perspective. I've spoken with many people from outside Ohio or the US who have lived in Columbus then moved to Cleveland and to them its a world of difference, like going from a small town to a big city. I agree Cleveland has lots of issues, but its still very much a major metropolis and still the main city in Ohio for sure.