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View Poll Results: More relevant city in the future
Houston 155 53.45%
Boston 135 46.55%
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Austin
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This needs to become a myth, fast.
Agreed.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: The City
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there will never be a reduction on the dependence of oil...too much of what we use/consume is tied to oil....

While in the short run this is probably correct however use of terms like never have been proven wrong in many industries.

Train Manufacturing, Encylcopedias, Steel Industry, Auto Industry etc.

A heavy reliance on "things can never change" is a dangerous proposition
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: College Hill
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You're thinking is way off. Houston is just now beginning to transition from a regional city to a global powerhouse, literally.

"Global powerhouse?" Houston? LOL! Thanks for the laugh!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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"Global powerhouse?" Houston? LOL! Thanks for the laugh!
Well...

Top 25 Cities for Global Trade
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Where Else...?
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While in the short run this is probably correct however use of terms like never have been proven wrong in many industries.

Train Manufacturing, Encylcopedias, Steel Industry, Auto Industry etc.

A heavy reliance on "things can never change" is a dangerous proposition
a great many things that we use, need and rely on/upon are a by-product of oil at some point. I don't like using terms like "things can never change" either, but the truth is that too much of what we use is either directly or indirectly tied to oil......

trains use oil, encyclopedias, the steel industry and of course the auto industry, just to name a few, all directly or indirectly tied to oil....
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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"Global powerhouse?" Houston? LOL! Thanks for the laugh!
Right now, Houston is going through the largest building boom it has seen since the 1980's. No other US city is getting million dollar bank loans in this tight market without a tenant lined up first. Houston is.

Yes, I would say Houston is transitioning from a regional to a global powerhouse.

Do you pump gas? Do you use any of these 6,000 products? The raw product, petroleum is refined in Houston. A lot of the end products (plastics, fertilizers, chemicals, etc.) are also made there.

A partial list of products made from petroleum
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Right now, Houston is going through the largest building boom it has seen since the 1980's. No other US city is getting million dollar bank loans in this tight market without a tenant lined up first. Houston is
While I agree with mostly everything you stated (ie: Houston being a true booming metropolis) There is still financing flowing into speculative construction projects. Cambridge across the river from Boston actually had a few large Biotech developments secure funding before securing a tenant. So it is not as rare as you think.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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While I agree with mostly everything you stated (ie: Houston being a true booming metropolis) There is still financing flowing into speculative construction projects. Cambridge across the river from Boston actually had a few large Biotech developments secure funding before securing a tenant. So it is not as rare as you think.
That's the thing, he doesn't think. He thinks everything done in Houston is exclusive to only Houston and he'll go on and on about it till the end of time like a broken record.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Houston TX
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Houston > Boston

Some people don't like change, but it is what it is.

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Old 09-25-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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That's the thing, he doesn't think. He thinks everything done in Houston is exclusive to only Houston and he'll go on and on about it till the end of time like a broken record.
"Demand is so hot that Houston is one of the few places where banks - including Wells Fargo & Co, which is seen as one of the more conservative big banks - will loan money for a new building without demanding developers first have a tenant."

In bustling Houston, it's a case of 'Build, baby, build!' | Reuters
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