I have noticed in the US that many states just have one big metro area but in my home state of NC there are really three big metros; Charlotte, Triangle, and Triad (pop 1M+). I was looking for some opionions on this. Do you think it hurts a state like NC to have three metros or help it? I look at cities like Atlanta, Denver, Minneapolis, and Las Vegas to name a few and it appears that the density tends to help their state in getting mass transit, skyscrapers and so forth. I know CA and TX have plenty of metros with more than 1 million and it doesn't hurt them but the also have a combined pop. of close to 60 Million. NC is only 8.5 Million and very small compared to their state size, so what do you think?