According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, there are more rich people in Charlottesville (As if we needed the federal government to tell us that!). Figures released Tuesday say that personal income in the area grew by 7.9 percent between 2003 and 2004. In fact, it grew faster than any other area in Virginia! Robert S. DeMauri, executive director of the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development, tells the Daily Progress that the numbers show the area "is certainly attracting people of wealth" but warns that "we still have an underlying issue in terms of having opportunity and availability of income for the widest cross section of people." In other words, it’s money moving here making those numbers go up, not us.

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"In other words, it's money moving here making those numbers go up, not us."

I think you're on to something, brother.