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wd9
Sep 13, 2019 | 09:35 1 Interesting opinion article on the future of Calgary. Will it become the next Detroit?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calga...-one-1.5273170 Reply With Quote
farmaholic's Avatar Sep 13, 2019 | 09:50 2 Was dealing with a guy from the States on car parts....
He called Detroit "Detroilet".

Saw a show on TV about some of those once booming cities and how some areas of them look like abandoned ghost towns, schools and public building closed and falling into ruins. It was surprising. Sad. Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2019 | 10:03 3 Yea saw that too
A person was driving and videoing and thing that really stuck in my mind was a pit bull looking out an upstairs window
Apparently wild dogs have taken over houses and live in them
Entire blocks just deserted , how does that much cement , pavement, housing ruins and stores ever get turned back to viable farmland Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2019 | 10:05 4 Im hoping for one more boom in this bullshit, leach ridden buisness Reply With Quote
helmsdale's Avatar Sep 13, 2019 | 10:19 5
Quote Originally Posted by caseih View Post
Im hoping for one more boom in this bullshit, leach ridden buisness
Just like my dad, i got in at the tail end of a boom.

I would imagine my kids will get in right at the tail end of the next one... Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2019 | 10:58 6
Quote Originally Posted by helmsdale View Post
Just like my dad, i got in at the tail end of a boom.

I would imagine my kids will get in right at the tail end of the next one...
Calgary sits next to the most popular national park in the country. I think enhanced eco tourism would be the next logical idea. Detroit has none of that. Reply With Quote
Sep 13, 2019 | 13:19 7 Calgary's economy is becoming more diversified outside of oil. Over the next ten years there will be a huge change in the economy in my view. Technology growth and more tech head offices will lead-the-way (IMO). The city has a highly educated population and this diversification should help stabilize the boom and bust cycle of energy.

For ten years in-a-row, Calgary has been ranked in the top-5 most liveable cities in North America, In the past two years, Calgary has been ranked #1 in North America.

https://www.calgaryeconomicdevelopment.com/newsroom/calgary-named-most-livable-city-in-north-america/ Reply With Quote
wd9
Sep 13, 2019 | 20:39 8 I think the people paying 100% more taxes over the last few years may disagree. Reply With Quote
GDR
Sep 13, 2019 | 20:57 9 I bet there will be another oil boom, we just aren't there yet. Regardless as Errol says, Calgary is not as energy reliant as the media and the rest if the country think. Population is young, independent and strong willed, and from their backgrounds of resource and agriculture, the entrepreneurial thought process and ability to adapt and master a variety of tasks is strong. Places like Detroit had a couple generations of assembly line workers that were used to repetitive tasks and used to being taken care of by a union. Not trying to point fingers but it's hard to change the mentality of what you grew up with. Reply With Quote