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Old 07-09-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I just realized something.Through many of these threads(especially when DAL,HOU,ATL are competing).Its always brought up when a lot of the argument is about a cities GDP.Usually in the past most of us have conceded that according to estimates in the past that Atlanta lags behind the Texas Twosome,Boston,San Francisco in GDP.I always found that so odd that the gap seemed wider than i would have imagined.I then realized tonight that many of those projections often quoted were from 2002.

So I looked it up and according to the latest in 2008:
United States of America

RankCityGDP in $ID BNPopulation (MIL)Area
1New York City$ 140618.65M
2Los Angeles$ 79212.22M
3Chicago$ 5748.80M
4Philadelphia$ 3885.36M
5Washington, D.C.$ 3754.25M
6Boston$ 3384.72
7Dallas$ 3044.47
8Atlanta$ 3013.36C
9San Francisco$ 2974.39M
10Houston$ 2924.47

List of cities by GDP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So question is does any of this change the argument for any of you?

The BEA says otherwise.
Regional Economic Accounts Interactive Chart
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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This makes sense to me in that Philly to me in all my travels has always really felt like the 4th largest area
My point was then as it is now,that GDP is a factor when these rankings are held.They are important factors,but the numbers between the cities in actual numbers are not that vast until you see NYC,L.A. and Chicago.So to say GDP is so important enough to hold so much weight between nearly equally yoked cities,is really no more than a check in the box more than a grand finale at the finish.

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Old 07-09-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I didn't think it did. There's no problem with that, I was just questioning why he claimed it did.
It doesn't have to have a huge financial presence for finance to be part of its economy. You are twisting words.

San Antonio doesn't have a huge aerospace presence but it is still a sizeable part of their economy
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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This is where wiki quoted the list from O.E.C.D.( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).Its recognized by the international community as well s by the U.N.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the complete list as quoted by Price Waterhouse Coopers:
https://www.ukmediacentre.pwc.com/Me...-2025-61a.aspx
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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This is where wiki quoted the list from O.E.C.D.( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).Its recognized by the international community as well s by the U.N.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the complete list as quoted by Price Waterhouse Coopers:
https://www.ukmediacentre.pwc.com/Me...-2025-61a.aspx
Dude, I'm just quoting what the Government said. The governmental agency that counts this crap (Bureau of Economic Analysis), to be exact.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Boston
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haha!! Yes, LA also has In N'Out too. Actually, I was surprised at the number of burger joints.
Best burgers by far are found in L.A. In N Out is great, of course, but to get the really awesome stuff, you hit the mom and pop burger joints you'll find on almost every street corner.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Dude, I'm just quoting what the Government said. The governmental agency that counts this crap (Bureau of Economic Analysis), to be exact.
I know.I was just telling you where I got my info.It was only a statement and not ONLY just to you.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I know.I was just telling you where I got my info.It was only a statement and not ONLY just to you.
My mistake...
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: São Paulo
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It doesn't have to have a huge financial presence for finance to be part of its economy. You are twisting words.

San Antonio doesn't have a huge aerospace presence but it is still a sizeable part of their economy
I suppose I misunderstood what your point was.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I suppose I misunderstood what your point was.
yeah, everything is not a competition. so when i say one city's economy is based on something doesn't mean that I am saying in that category that particular city is better than another.


If someone for instance says that Miami's economy is not diverse it is just tourism, then I reply that no, Miami also has a large shipping sector, it would not make much sense to say that Miami's port is less busy than the port of Houston.

Houston's port doesn't factor into Miami's diverse economy argument.
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