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View Poll Results: What is San Francisco's relative stature in the US?
Top 5 99 63.06%
6-10 46 29.30%
11-15 7 4.46%
Outside the top 15 5 3.18%
Voters: 157. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2015, 09:44 PM
 
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Did I ever say anything about LA punching above its weight or its size? I dare you or anyone else to make the case as to why LA should be dethroned of its #2 status, and if you bring up federal government than shouldn't we also dethrone NYC of its #1 status?
Im not saying I agree with the other poster, but NYC has several economies, DC & LA both heavily rely on one industry
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:06 PM
 
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Im not saying I agree with the other poster, but NYC has several economies, DC & LA both heavily rely on one industry
Let me guess, Entertainment for LA?
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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Let me guess, Entertainment for LA?
Is there a bigger industry/economy driver than the movie industry for L.A. though? (we can't monetize "Pop Culture" so I won't say entertainment as a whole). If you take that away (movie industry) where else is L.A taking the lead constantly or top 2?

I'm not arguing against you though, I believe L.A. still has the number 2 spot (overall) in the country and not just because of the population.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Is there a bigger industry/economy driver than the movie industry for L.A. though? (we can't monetize "Pop Culture" so I won't say entertainment as a whole). If you take that away (movie industry) where else is L.A taking the lead constantly or top 2?

I'm not arguing against you though, I believe L.A. still has the number 2 spot (overall) in the country and not just because of the population.
Entertainment is a small fraction of LA's economy, manufacturing and shipping/receiving dwarf the entertainment business.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:24 PM
 
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Entertainment is a small fraction of LA's economy, manufacturing and shipping/receiving dwarf the entertainment business.
It doesn't matter. LA is so strongly associated with entertainment that that is all it is thought to be. Similar to DC, it has tons of other industries also, but it being the capital it is thought to be primarily a government town. Plus, some studies i have read have stated that 1 in every 6 LA residents works in the creative industry, which is huge
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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1 in every 6 people in LA work for the entertainment industry. enough said
I don't care how many people work in what, what percentage of LA's economy relies on entertainment? Do you have anything to back up that claim btw?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:28 PM
 
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I don't care how many people work in what, what percentage of LA's economy relies on entertainment? Do you have anything to back up that claim btw?
you jumped the gun. i changed my response. oh well. but yes i do. Is Los Angeles really the creative capital of the world? Report says yes | ZDNet
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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It doesn't matter. LA is so strongly associated with entertainment that that is all it is thought to be. Similar to DC, it has tons of other industries also, but it being the capital it is thought to be primarily a government town
So I guess what you're saying is that old stereotypes die hard, thanks for the knowledge check?
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:31 PM
 
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So I guess what you're saying is that old stereotypes die hard, thanks for the knowledge check?
Well the link i posted shows entertainment is still the dominant industry in LA. but anyways, perceptions are everything, & the perception of LA is that it is a huge entertainment town. LA would not be the city it is today without Hollywood & everyone here knows it. If every company in the entertainment industry left LA the city would suffer
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Seattle aka tier 3 city :)
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Well the link i posted shows entertainment is still the dominant industry in LA. but anyways, perceptions are everything, & the perception of LA is that it is a huge entertainment town. LA would not be the city it is today without Hollywood & everyone here knows it. If every company in the entertainment industry left LA the city would suffer
Maybe so, but not to the same effect as the Feds leaving DC, that would devastate it, and no entertainment is definitely not the dominant industry in LA.
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