By the way, did you notice that Charlotte is at the top of all three of those lists? The most striking difference: median income in Charlotte's urban core is $64,151, compared to $27,593 in Louisville. Ruther chalked that up to the presence of “banking” in Charlotte. (According to a June article in the Charlotte Observer, Bank of America employs about 15,000 in Charlotte, its headquarters.)
After Ruther and Kelly presented the comparative data, Herbig of IQS Research shared conclusions from 750 “interviews” of Louisville residents about their perceptions of downtown.
The bottom line, he said, is that Louisvillians increasingly view downtown as family friendly, fun, exciting and full of things to do…
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