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Old 06-18-2015, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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We got the Big Chicken!!
lol, maybe they can create a viewing tower atop the chicken and hoist people up by pulley.

No OP, ATL is not in the same league as the cities you mentioned.

 
Old 06-18-2015, 09:14 PM
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Location: Atlanta
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Is there even a need to compare?

Atlanta is a great city just like those mentioned. Let's leave it at that.
This.
 
Old 06-18-2015, 09:36 PM
 
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Compared to say, NYC, LA, and SF, not really. Maybe a tiny, tiny bit (Olympics, Coca-Cola, Delta, the Home Depot, etc.), but in the context of the international economy, Atlanta honestly doesn't mean all that much.

I know GaWC ranks Atlanta as an alpha- city, but eh....

- skbl17
Logistics, Medical and Education. yes it does.

But I don't know how to answer or get what OP trying to ask. All metros have "prestige" representing towards it's size. In fact only industry that might give a city more is tourism.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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For those who respond "no," I'm curious as to why? During my career, those I have dealt with globally think Atlanta is, in fact, prestigious.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 11:33 AM
 
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In my industry, prestige is a major factor and most of my employer's clients are in large metros like San Francisco, Boston, NYC, and Chicago. These are all prestigious, industry-leading cities with large financial sectors, a dominant tech sector in San Francisco, etc.

Cities like Atlanta and the FL cities are never mentioned as prestigious. Texas is, somewhat, but still far, far less prestigious than the premiere CA and northeastern metros.

Do you think Atlanta has the prestige of northeastern metros, CA metros, Chicago, etc?
It is definitely not at the level of SF, NYC or Chicago, all of which are metro areas that are significantly larger than Atlanta.

That said, its influence is growing quickly.

In some industries (transportation, entertainment) Atlanta far outpaces Boston. In others it does not.

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Old 06-19-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Do you think Atlanta has the prestige of northeastern metros, CA metros, Chicago, etc?
As what some may consider to be Atlanta booster, no.

But that's what I love about it. The fun part about living in Atlanta is being apart of the growth of a great city. While at the same time, you get to enjoy most of what any great city has, or be apart of the growth of it!
 
Old 06-19-2015, 12:18 PM
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For those who respond "no," I'm curious as to why? During my career, those I have dealt with globally think Atlanta is, in fact, prestigious.
If you said Atlanta was as prestigious as San Francisco, Chicago, New York or Boston to someone in those cities, they would probably laugh at you. Those cities are better known internationally.

But as I said, you don't live on prestige. I much prefer Atlanta to those cities for living (yes, even San Francisco-the COL is terrible and the weather is dreary and depressing).
 
Old 06-19-2015, 12:28 PM
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And as far as fortune 500 companies, Boston doesn't even make this list (which has the top 18 from a couple years ago). Chicago is 3rd (behind Houston). San Francisco is down at 12th several slots behind Atlanta at #6 and behind Cincinnati. Milwaukee, St. Louis and Minneapolis make the list even though Boston doesn't.
Cities Hosting the Most Fortune 500 Companies



RankCity Fortune 500 Companies 1 New York53 2 Houston24 3 Chicago21 4 Dallas19 5 Minneapolis17 6 Atlanta15 6 Los Angeles15 6 Philadelphia15 9 San Jose14 10 Cincinnati10 10 Denver10 12 San Francisco9 12 Seattle9 14 Bridgeport8 14 Charlotte8 14 Detroit8 14 Milwaukee8 14 St. Louis8
 
Old 06-19-2015, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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And as far as fortune 500 companies, Boston doesn't even make this list (which has the top 18 from a couple years ago). Chicago is 3rd (behind Houston). San Francisco is down at 12th several slots behind Atlanta at #6 and behind Cincinnati. Milwaukee, St. Louis and Minneapolis make the list even though Boston doesn't.
Boston wins on its history, beauty, colleges and burgeoning start up scene.
 
Old 06-19-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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Boston wins on its history, beauty, colleges and burgeoning start up scene.
Boston does have some great beauty colleges.
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