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View Poll Results: Are these 7 more on the international stage than the other cities of North America?
Yes! 65 91.55%
Nahhh, I don't agree with this for whatever reason 6 8.45%
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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These are the largest and most important places in North America. How would you tier them from most important to least with objective reasoning?

Here's some criteria to ponder over:

GDP
Maximum area population
International connection (finance, film, tech, logistics, things like this)
Diversity
Port (air, land, sea)
Global companies
Infrastructure

Other important criteria not listed are welcome as well.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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First Tier:
New York
Mexico City

Second Tier:
Los Angeles

Third Tier:
Chicago

Fourth Tier:
Bay Area
Toronto
Washington

If I had to tier them on what I think lol
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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GDP: New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City, Chicago, Bay Area, D.C
Maximum area population: Mexico City (by far...), New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Bay Area, D.C
International connection (finance, film, tech, logistics, things like this): This is tough...DC, New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Bay Area, Chicago
Diversity:New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Chicago, DC, Mexico City
Port (air, land, sea): Los Angeles, Bay Area, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Mexico City, DC
Global companies: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Bay Area, DC, Mexico City
Infrastructure: New York, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Mexico City, DC

I can't say all that is accurate but those are my opinions.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:50 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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First Tier:

If I had to tier them on what I think lol
You said objective reasoning. Can you expand upon your list?

I think Chicago is clearly the least important of all of these cities.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:52 PM
 
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I imagine Chicago, Bay Area, and New York to take global companies. All 5 American places take GDP over other North American competitors. America has quite a nice inventory of elite cities if I do say so myself.
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You said objective reasoning. Can you expand upon your list?

I think Chicago is clearly the least important of all of these cities.
Uh finance, logistics, GDP, infrastructure, and culture would be good Chicago strengths to stay in the game. No?
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Mexico City and Washington DC kill Chicago in every category. SO Chicago is at the way bottom of everything.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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I was contemplating putting Boston in this also primarily because it has 7.6 million people and can at least compare to Washington, Toronto, and Bay Area but thought this current list was good enough.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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There are 6 cities here and one region. Why can't you replace the one region with an actual city, like Philadelphia or Houston?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:09 PM
 
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There are 6 cities here and one region. Why can't you replace the one region with an actual city, like Philadelphia or Houston?
I don't think either of them are there yet. They'll get there but right now them, Boston, Dallas, Miami, & Atlanta aren't quite up to these other cities level yet.

What do you think?
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: So California
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I don't think either of them are there yet. They'll get there but right now them, Boston, Dallas, Miami, & Atlanta are quite up to these other cities level yet.

What do you think?

You were right in the first place.
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