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Old 04-10-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Washington is kind of funny. It's technically Spokane in terms of population, but economically, Tacoma and even Bellevue have more clout. I'd say it's Tacoma v. Bellevue. In 10 or so years, Bellevue's going to be far more developed than either Tacoma or Spokane. As it is, Bellevue is attracting many more white collar jobs.

 
Old 04-10-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: 98004 / 30327
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Washington is kind of funny. It's technically Spokane in terms of population, but economically, Tacoma and even Bellevue have more clout. I'd say it's Tacoma v. Bellevue. In 10 or so years, Bellevue's going to be far more developed than either Tacoma or Spokane. As it is, Bellevue is attracting many more white collar jobs.
Bellevue and Tacoma may have more clout maybe but they're both somewhat in the shadow of Seattle as they are part of the same metro. Spokane is only slightly larger (city not metro) than Tacoma but it is on the sheer other side of the state and basically the only other large metro in the state. Essentially, I see Spokane as holding down the fort for Eastern Washington. Once you get through Spokane, heading West on I-90, there's not much until you get to Seattle.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 04:04 PM
 
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I'd say the second city of Massachusetts is Worcester, not Springfield. Maybe 10-15 years ago, Springfield would have been the second city, but I'd say it's now firmly in 3rd. And Worcester continues to grow.

For Illinois, Springfield, Rockford, and Aurora are all possibilities, with a case to be made for Champaign-Urbana. But not St. Louis. Only East St. Louis can count for Illinois.

For Florida, what's getting credit for the first city? Miami? If so, Jacksonville, the largest city by population in the state, has to be in contention for the second city.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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In California, it is the Bay Area. I wouldn't separate it down to just San Francisco, though it is the core of its region.

1. Greater LA
2. Bay Area
3. Sacramento / San Diego
4. Fresno
5. Bakersfield
No way is Sacramento in the same tier as San Diego.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 05:02 PM
 
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For Florida, what's getting credit for the first city? Miami? If so, Jacksonville, the largest city by population in the state, has to be in contention for the second city.
Nah, it would definitely be Orlando or Tampa. They are significantly larger metros with bigger profiles.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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The beautiful Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For third I guess it would be between Allentown, Harrisburg, and like Erie.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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California - San Francisco
Washington - Spokane
Portland - Eugene
Florida - Orlando
Is Portland the state now? Lol, just confused...I think you meant Oregon?
 
Old 04-10-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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No way is Sacramento in the same tier as San Diego.
Agreed, Sacramento is almost 1 million people smaller in the metro, not to mention it's beach front. California has a lot of major cities, and the state capital lags behind many of them.
 
Old 04-10-2015, 05:36 PM
 
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I'd disagree with you on Wilmington for Delaware, I'd put Dover second. I believe it's something close to the majority of people in Delaware live in and around Wilmington. Plus it has the state's only true skyline, as it is home to a lot of big banks, among other businesses too. Dover is definitely the second city, despite being the capitol.
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