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Old 07-05-2012, 10:10 PM
 
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... They essentially picked 3 western cities and gave one to Detriot because the city is falling apart.
One close observer who did not want to be identified said the selection process was not done by a peer review — leading this official to say “it was a political decision as much as anything else
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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One close observer who did not want to be identified said the selection process was not done by a peer review — leading this official to say “it was a political decision as much as anything else
If that is the case...what do San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, and Detroit have politically in common? Can't be liberal strongholds cuz Dallas ain't.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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These are patents people. Which come from building/inventing/engineering things.

San Fran = silicon valley. Detroit = Ford, GM, Chrysler, Tier 1 suppliers

Those cities make perfect sense.

Invesco, SunTrust, Coke, Home Depot, UPS, Delta don't require patents (i.e. manufacturing) to the extent the other cities do.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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The east coast was not a strong contender anyway. Anyplace that was within a days drive of DC did not make much sense for a new office.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Well Colorado is a swing state, Michigan might be.

But Other then the jobs, Does where the office matter? I would think you still will file in DC (Or thru Mail/Internet). And the DC office will then farm out the work to the four offices to work on.


Look how US state Dept does passports, They get mailed to 1 address, then State send the requests off to 4? differnet (normal passport) center to be processed and issued.
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