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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%
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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Most people in other countries don't care about any city in the US, period. The one and only city in the US which has universal foreign interest is New York City. No others.

To call Chicago "Anytown, USA" is funny and just plain ignorant.
FWIW, most Italians vastly prefer California to New York.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Where are you pulling this information from?
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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FWIW, most Italians vastly prefer California to New York.
And how do you conclude this?
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Denver
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And how do you conclude this?
Science, duh
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
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No arguments can be made for below #5
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Everyone around the world dreams to live in NYC. SF also generates a lot of foreign interest. Look at some of the youtube video comments. On Chicago videos, I don't really see it. L.A. also.

L.A, SF, NYC, and maybe Miami for the beaches are generally the 4 cities that generate a lot of foreign interest in living in those cities.
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Old 04-25-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Yup.

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Old 04-25-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland-Joliet
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As far as relevance and influence today as far as driving the economy and trends, the Bay Area is probably no lower than 2nd

The Bay Area is 2nd as far as corporate concentration and globally recognized corporate brands.

The Bay Area is 1st(by far) when it comes to annual patents issued.

Billions of people around the world access information and project their lives to the rest of the world on platforms that originate in the Bay.

Billions.

Imagine if suddenly Google, Facebook, YouTube, gmail, Wikipedia, Craigslist, Twitter, LinkedIn all decided to shut down. Imagine if that shutdown were accompanied by Apple and Android wireless operating systems also shut down.

All this talk of Riverside and Philly are cute but neither of those 2 places wield the immense global power that Bay Area companies collectively possess.

New York and DC to me are the only other 2 that could reak that kind of havoc in the world.

If the Chicago Board of Trade shut down then every farmer in the US would go broke and world food prices would soar so no NYC and DC are not the only ones to affect the world wether you like it or not.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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If the Chicago Board of Trade shut down then every farmer in the US would go broke and world food prices would soar so no NYC and DC are not the only ones to affect the world wether you like it or not.
That would never happen, and if it did, it would have no such effect. It's basically like saying if Bank of America shut down then no one could get a home loan.

Options and futures trading are all online now, and if a major options provider shut down, then its competitors would buy the remnants and absorb the market share. When Lehman Brothers shut down in 2008, Barclays bought the business and basically everything formerly Lehman continued as-is, under the Barclays umbrella.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland-Joliet
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Everyone around the world dreams to live in NYC. SF also generates a lot of foreign interest. Look at some of the youtube video comments. On Chicago videos, I don't really see it. L.A. also.

L.A, SF, NYC, and maybe Miami for the beaches are generally the 4 cities that generate a lot of foreign interest in living in those cities.
Not "everyone" dreams to live in NYC and are you really basing how good a city is off of freaking YouTube comments? You can't actually swim at the beach in SF.
Well, maybe you can, if you're wearing a cold-water wet suit and you enjoy losing all the feeling in your extremities after three to five minutes.
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