Think about how Roanoke is described today. From the city's own website - hidden in the html for search engines:
"The official Web site of the City of Roanoke, Virginia, named a five-time All-America CityDoes it sound all that different to you? Sounds like someplace to visit, but not much else. So will the medical community be the Norfolk Western of the 21st Century? Will they make the City the thriving metropolis it once was?
a Top Digital City. Roanoke is a thriving locality where urban centers,
charming neighborhoods, and breathtaking scenery come together in the perfect balance."
If not them, then who?
Just a question to ask yourself.