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Friday, October 23, 2009

Forbes Top 10 Impoverished Cities

Yesterday we played in Albany, GA. Forbes published an article of the 10 most impoverished cities in America. And Albany was on the list. I heard people talking about it at our show at Darton, and then when I turned the TV on in the hotel, they were reporting on it.

Apparently they had a bunch of plants close down around the same time. So the unemployment rate is ridiculously high there. We've played in 3 of the 4 southern cities on the list -Albany, Ga; Macon, GA and Rocky Mount, NC. They found the data from using a 2008 census, which shows the poverty levels based on yearly income. Plus, they factored in per capita incomes for a region, the number of food stamp recipients, and the percentage of people under 65 receiving public healthcare.

You would have never known it, though to be in the town. It was a beautiful place. And we actually stayed in an award winning Quatlity Inn that was so cute and quaint. People joked with us about making sure our vehicle was locked up... and actually when we were heading back from Cracker Barrel, I saw 6 police cars racing in a line to somewhere.... which wasn't very comforting. But it really seems like a wonderful place, so hopefully the people of Albany can get back on their feet soon. I just found it interesting and thought I would share.

You can read the Forbes article here.

~natalie

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Blogger AlbanyNatfans said...

Natalie
Glad you saw the good part of Albany..We enjoyed the concert. They were not kidding about locking up the Suburban though..There have been many breakins and a shooting in that parking lot. Ive lived here my whole life and dont even go to the grocery store by myself often.Too much gang violence and robberies. A lot of plants did close over several years all going overseas..most to Mexico.No new industry in sight either and the plants all sit vacant. My husband is the victim of two of those plant closings and is now a college student at age 50.We share your hope that things turn around..but it doesnt seem in the near future.If the Forbes study was done in 2009..the results would be worse..Albany has lost 2000 jobs this year with the closing of Cooper Tire Co..a big hit to the community and economy.
Glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you here again. Looking forward to the new cd..from your front row "old folks" at the Darton show (okay we are only middle aged..lol) Take Care

October 23, 2009 at 9:06 PM  

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