Charlotte's growth, even during the Recession, continued to increase. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,000 people a month targeted the Charlotte Region as a place to live. January 10th, the largest accounting firm in the southeast was created when a firm from Winston-Salem, Dixon Hughes, and
a firm from Virginia Beach, Goodman & Company, merged and made Charlotte their corporate headquarters.
Opportunities for better jobs or better weather, present time excluded, are bringing people here. Better business conditions, or opportunities for growth are bringing companies here. The two feed off eachother.
Couple with that the increased cost of living in the north. Here is an article from Associated Press concerning Illinois raising their personal tax rate 66%! Wow!
Illinois is just one example. Any and all of the northern states are in a position to do the same. Look out, here they come.