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Old 08-18-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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The biggest problem for Philly is that it is hamstrung by it's regional counter parts, not it being ignored in favor of other cities.
I think Dallas has the same problem.

Dallas doesnt isnt the worldwide center of an industry (like Houston and oil) nor is it a media or medical center (like Atlanta). Even though its economy is roughly the same size as the other two, its too diverse to stand out in one area and be known for it.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston doesn't have to parade its NFL team around the world to gain name recognition like Dallas does.
Ill chalk it up to ignorance on your part for never having been anywhere. All you can do is guess what people in other countries know in name.

This is not the thread for this. If you wish to debate me further, do it in another thread.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I think Dallas has the same problem.

Dallas doesnt isnt the worldwide center of an industry (like Houston and oil) nor is it a media or medical center (like Atlanta). Even though its economy is roughly the same size as the other two, its too diverse to stand out in one area and be known for it.
Houston is known around the world for more than just oil alone. NASA, the Port of Houston, & its Medical Center (largest in the world) play a huge role also.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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The problem is that the Bay Area ISN'T only San Francisco. It's unfair to attribute the importance of the WHOLE metro area to one city, considering that the East and South Bay are just as equal, or even more important than the city.

Then again, I'm sure SF isn't the only world city where that's the case. It just seems to be one of the few American cases where that's true.

What's even more surprising is how many people on CD don't consider the Bay Area important at all, as if California owes its existence to LA (which, it doesn't by a long shot).

We'll see how this plays out in the coming years!
Trust me I know what you mean. From a Texas standpoint Fort Worth which carries nearly half the weight of the Metroplex also gets left out from these rankings.

I guess they normally give it to the best known city. And I agree entirely San Jose is an engine of its own, and its proven time and time again how important it and its surrounding Silicon Valley truly is.

I guess getting something out of it is better than nothing though.

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They already are from last year.
Yeah and I see them continue to rise, they will eventually get their names into the top 10 and continue to climb the charts.

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After considering your other thread, I have to agree.

SF and DC are an interesting pair to watch in coming years.
Agreed, they are a very interesting pair to keep your eyes on indeed. They are much the modern versions of Los Angeles & Chicago (by importance). And eventually I can see them replace those two. (in my opinion- since it hasn't happened yet)
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: The City
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Houston doesn't have to parade its NFL team around the world to gain name recognition like Dallas does.

You kids need to play nice, also I often wonder Metro in these parts may have a different meaning
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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The problem is that the Bay Area ISN'T only San Francisco. It's unfair to attribute the importance of the WHOLE metro area to one city, considering that the East and South Bay are just as equal, or even more important than the city.

Then again, I'm sure SF isn't the only world city where that's the case. It just seems to be one of the few American cases where that's true.

What's even more surprising is how many people on CD don't consider the Bay Area important at all, as if California owes its existence to LA (which, it doesn't by a long shot).

We'll see how this plays out in the coming years!
I agree. Obviously, as the principal city in the area San Francisco gets the limelight, but it would never be where it is in these rankings without Oakland and San Jose and rest of the Bay Area.

The best analogy for the Bay Area is The Supremes. Diana Ross (San Francisco) got all the fame and adulation because she was the prettiest, but Mary Wilson (San Jose) was always the better singer, only a music nut could tell you about Florence Ballard (Oakland), and the other singers that came in and out of the group get ignored (the rest of the Bay Area).

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Old 08-18-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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You kids need to play nice, also I often wonder Metro in these parts may have a different meaning
Not sure I'm following you here...
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The City
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Not sure I'm following you here...

Regional variations I suppose
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston is known around the world for more than just oil alone. NASA, the Port of Houston, & its Medical Center (largest in the world) play a huge role also.
If you want to debate this, go to the right thread.

We cant discuss this here further.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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I agree. Obviously, as the principal city in the area San Francisco get's the limelight, but it would never be where it is in these rankings without Oakland and San Jose and rest of the Bay Area.

The best analogy for the Bay Area is The Supremes. Diana Ross (San Francisco) got all the fame and adulation because she was the prettiest, but Mary Wilson (San Jose) was always the better singer, only a music nut could tell you about Florence Ballard (Oakland), and the other singers that came in and out of the group get ignored (the rest of the Bay Area).

LOL . For the younger kids on this forum, Beyonce would be San Francisco, Kelly Rowland would be San Jose, and Michelle Williams would be Oakland. LaToya, LaTavia, and Farrah would be the rest of the Bay.
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