n.— «Jack Schultz, founder of a Midwestern economic development firm and author of the book “Boomtown USA,” said 11 small cities in Mississippi were among a group of 397 nationwide to outperform major metropolitan areas in recent years. The cities, which he coined “agurbs” and he defines as prospering small towns outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area, are replacing suburbs as the next wave in community development, Schultz said.» —“Pine Belt ripe for development, experts say” by Reuben Mees Hattiesburg American (Miss.) Jan. 27, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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