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Old 11-09-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Uniquely Individual Villages of the Megalopolis
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Excellent points.
Mastercard is a good source or perspective but I'd think they are basing a lot on receipt activity, they are growing and are an excellent stock to own right now, it's really appreciating in spite of the downturn in the mkts and they are really expanding.

I found the study interesting, but prefer at least the GwAC over it, and some others bc it's more accurate and fairer, gives more perspective on changes, and is more refined. The list within a group is alphabetized so SF is not necessarily 5th.

They also stated at the end of the list cities are more important today than ever before, that would well be true domestically as well.

 
Old 11-09-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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LOL..........are you serrious or just having a blond moment. You might want to read more. Then you would know the Seattle area is responsible for or attached to..........

Microsoft
Nordstrom
Boeing
Safco Corporation
Expeditors International
Costco
Weyerhaeuser
PACCAR
Washington Mutual
Starbucks
Amazon.com
Expedia
Nintendo
Google
RealNetworks
AT&T
T-mobile USA

Biomedical - Philips, Boston Scientific, ZymoGenetics, Amgen

TV and Film - Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Sleepless in Seattle

Music - Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, Kenny G, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Aiden, Presidents of the United States of America, Quincy Jones, etc. the list goes on.

The Space Needle
The Pike Place Market
UPS
Red Robin
Alaska Airlines
Horizon Air
Tully's
Seattle's Best Coffee
Group Health
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle created the - Medic One system

Richest man on planet earth.........I mean really are you kidding me. I could go on forever about the importance of Seattle, the most literate city in the US.

City data -wow...........what is going on. People can just post anything.

San Antonio isn't even the most important city in its own state, let alone trying to put it over Seattle, San Francisco, or Dallas.

Seattle's metro is twice the size of San Antonio's.

Incase you've been under a rock. Here is Seattle.

SEATTLE



Yes Seattle-Tacome-everett CSa is bigger than San Antonio metro but not twice.Then it would be San Antonio-Austin-San Marcos-New braunfels comprable in land area to Seattle region.The San Antonio-Austin Region has nearly 4 million people.

AT&T is based out of San Antonio,so is the largest oil and gas company,Valero Energy.USAA another F500, HQ in the largest office building in the world is based out of S.A.Then their is Clear Channel Worldwide, the largest advertising co in America.2 other big F500 oil companies are based out of S.A.Then Austin has Dell and all it's Tech companies.So San Antonio-Austin region is a dynamic area.May not be as strong as Seattle region but it's up there.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Yes Seattle-Tacome-everett CSa is bigger than San Antonio metro but not twice.Then it would be San Antonio-Austin-San Marcos-New braunfels comprable in land area to Seattle region.The San Antonio-Austin Region has nearly 4 million people.

AT&T is based out of San Antonio,so is the largest oil and gas company,Valero Energy.USAA another F500, HQ in the largest office building in the world is based out of S.A.Then their is Clear Channel Worldwide, the largest advertising co in America.2 other big F500 oil companies are based out of S.A.Then Austin has Dell and all it's Tech companies.So San Antonio-Austin region is a dynamic area.May not be as strong as Seattle region but it's up there.
Seattle is way more of a major city than San Antonio. It anchors the Pacific Northwest and as Monumental has shown, it hosts its fair share of prominent companies and then some--not to mention the arts and music that have come from Seattle.

I've heard great things about San Antonio and I'm sure it has a lot going for it. But in no way is it on the same level as Seattle.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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LOL..........Are you serious are are you having a Blonde moment?

San Antonio isn't even the most important city in its own state, let alone trying to put it over Seattle, San Francisco, or Dallas.

Seattle's metro is twice the size of San Antonio's.

Incase you've been under a rock. Here is Seattle.

City data...wow.. People can just post anything here.

Rookie, are you trying to get another thread locked?


Your continued insecurity and bashing of other cities is astonishedly childlike.

Great cities stand on their own.Grow up.

Seattle's likability factor in my view has dropped significantly since you have showed up on this board.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 10:58 AM
 
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San Antonio to Seattle is a laughably absurd comparison. No sane person would put San Antonio in the same league as Seattle. I am sure Orlando gets more visitors per year than Boston, does that mean Orlando is more significant than Boston? I know some people put their hometowns on a pedastal but this is getting ridiculous.

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Old 11-09-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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Rookie, are you trying to get another thread locked?


Your continued insecurity and bashing of other cities is astonishedly childlike.

Great cities stand on their own.Grow up.

Seattle's likability factor in my view has dropped significantly since you have showed up on this board.
While you have shown yourself to be somewhat of a Seattle-hater based on the skyline discussion, I agree. Monumental1, I think you are doing more harm than good. I applaud your civic pride but you are being overzealous and dismissive of other places that don't deserve disrespect.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 11:42 AM
 
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Just an urban area comparison.Yes Seattles skyline is superiors to San Antonio's and it has more F-500 but as far as population in its core and major suburbs,Seattle isn't twice the size like you claim,.

King County 1,788,000 2,200 square miles.
Bexar County nearly 1,600,000 1,200 S.A= 400 sq miles nearly 1.4 million.

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KING COUNTY MAP 2,200 sq miles
[img]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9G_RtsjpT...y_map_0002.gif[/img]

Bexar County 1,200 sq miles.
[img]http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/region8/mapimages/bexar.jpg[/img]
 
Old 11-09-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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Just an urban area comparison.Yes Seattles skyline is superiors to San Antonio's and it has more F-500 but as far as population in its core and major suburbs,Seattle isn't twice the size like you claim,.

King County 1,788,000 2,200 square miles.
Bexar County nearly 1,600,000 1,200 S.A= 400 sq miles nearly 1.4 million.

[
KING COUNTY MAP 2,200 sq miles
[img]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A9G_RtsjpT...y_map_0002.gif[/img]

Bexar County 1,200 sq miles.
[img]http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/region8/mapimages/bexar.jpg[/img]
But it is not just the skyline and population that places Seattle on a higher plane...The cultural contributions, the fact that it is a major port and a gateway to the rising eastern powerhouses, the infrastructure, media exposure, etc etc etc....I am not trying to hate on San Antonio, I am sure its a nice place with a robust economy, but cmon just have a little perspective.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 01:07 PM
 
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But it is not just the skyline and population that places Seattle on a higher plane...The cultural contributions, the fact that it is a major port and a gateway to the rising eastern powerhouses, the infrastructure, media exposure, etc etc etc....I am not trying to hate on San Antonio, I am sure its a nice place with a robust economy, but cmon just have a little perspective.

Oh I know Seattle is a powerhouse end of story.The thing is San Antonio is very underrated.San Antonio does attract more visitors per year than Seattle.

San Antonio gets it's share amount of media attention with it's Final Fours,Alamo Bowls,Army Bowls,world championships etc.I'm not saying more than Seattle.But San Antonio does keep itself busy.San Antonio is way south, if it were located in the east or west coast it would probably get more attention.
 
Old 11-09-2007, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Denver,Co
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On the global scale though Seattle is a bit better known than San Antonio. However as making a comparison out of the two I'm afraid that they just don't match up.
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