The Angle

6/3/2010

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What Atlanta can teach Boston

by Edward L. Glaeser
Atlanta's aggressive attempts to draw top industries and talented professionals in Boston to the South shouldn't be any surprise: thanks in part to its superior weather, cheaper housing, business-friendlier economic environment, and more modern highway system, the city is growing at a much faster rate than Boston. While we can't fix our weather, and we shouldn't build more roads, we should heed the lessons of Atlanta's attempts to woo Bostonians by working to make the city more competitive.
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