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Old 08-18-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Jersey Boy living in Florida
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Regional variations I suppose
Metro can mean one of several things...

Short for Metropolitan, Metrosexual, etc.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: The City
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Metro can mean one of several things...
agree, or more of many things
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Philly is home to 5 US HQs of Non US Global 200 Cos, how many does Atlanta have?
I'm not sure, I know we just picked up the American HQ of Sony-Ericsson, but there are probably more. What ever we do have though are dwarfed by the American companies HQd here:

-Largest package and freight shipping company in the world (UPS). It's three times as large as it's nearest competitor (FedEx) and is the sole package handling and freight shipping company in China. You know, the place were most of the world's goods are manufactured? The company that is responsible for making sure stuff gets places in a global economy is rather important.

-Largest Airline in the world (Delta)

-Largest indirect employer in the world (Coca-Cola). I know we'll see posts with it's just sugar water, but that company is responsible for 2 million+ people around the world taking a pay check home every day.

That's only a small sampling of the companies here, but the three alone is justification enough to always ensure a spot for Atlanta in global rankings. As far as I know, Philadelphia doesn't have any company HQ remotely close to any one of those companies, let alone all three. That's just the way it is.

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Old 08-18-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: The City
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I'm not sure, I know we just picked up the American HQ of Sony-Ericsson, but there are probably more. What ever we do have though are dwarfed by the American companies HQd here:

-Largest package and freight shipping company in the world (UPS). It's three times as large as it's nearest competitor (FedEx) and is the sole package handling and freight shipping company in China. You know, the place were most of the world's goods are manufactured? The company that is responsible for making sure stuff gets places in a global economy is rather important.

-Largest Airline in the world (Delta)

-Largest indirect employer in the world (Coca-Cola). I know we'll see posts with it's just sugar water, but that company is responsible for 2 million+ people around the world taking a pay check home everyday

This only a small sampling of the companies here, but the three alone is justification enough to always ensure a spot for Atlanta in global rankings. As far as I know, Philadelphia doesn't have any company HQ there remote close any one of those companies let alone all three. That's just the way it is.

Dude - Seriously?

US Fortune 500 (stopped at about 200)
Amerisource Bergen #22
Dupont #67
Comcast #89
CIGNA #101
Sunoco #123
Aramark #202
Vangaurd (Privately Held Seond Largest Fund Corp in World)

US HQ of Intn'l Cos World Rank (Again stopped at 200)
ING #8
HSBC #21
Siemens #30
AstraZeneca #200
SAP


Now I agree Atlanta also has impressive companies but really, why make that statement
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Dude - Seriously?

US Fortune 500 (stopped at about 200)
Amerisource Bergen #22
Dupont #67
Comcast #89
CIGNA #101
Sunoco #123
Aramark #202
Vangaurd (Privately Held Seond Largest Fund Corp in World)

US HQ of Intn'l Cos World Rank (Again stopped at 200)
ING #8
HSBC #21
Siemens #30
AstraZeneca #200
SAP


Now I agree Atlanta also has impressive companies but really, why make that statement
Um, I didn't say Philadelphia didn't have any important companies. I just stated that it doesn't have any as vitally important to the world economy as the top one's in Atlanta. That's just a fact.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:00 PM
 
Location: The City
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Um, I didn't say Philadelphia didn't have any important companies. I just stated that it doesn't have any as vitally important to the world economy as the top one's in Atlanta. That's just my opinion.

Corrected for truth
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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yall are missing the truly important cities that got left out of the study. No San Diego? No Orlando?!? No FORT WORTH?!?!?!?!
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Houston doesn't have to parade its NFL team around the world to gain name recognition like Dallas does.
Probably because the Texans isn't even a 1/5 as successful as the Cowboys.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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yall are missing the truly important cities that got left out of the study. No San Diego? No Orlando?!? No FORT WORTH?!?!?!?!
No Boise Idaho
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