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View Poll Results: Is Washignton DC America's Real Second City
Washington DC is America's New Second City 19 13.97%
DC will surpass Chicago In Importance but not L.A 24 17.65%
DC will surpass L.A in Importance but not Chicago 2 1.47%
No Way! DC will not pass Neither LA or Chicago 91 66.91%
Voters: 136. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-11-2015, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Sumner County,Tn
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Some Economists are predicting and even saying that DC is America's Real Second City. What Do you think?

The Prediction is that LA and Chicago have hit their peaks and even though bigger, DC is matching or passing them in Economic and National And Global Clout . And also due to Institutions Such as the World Bank etc.

Is DC catching Chicago in
-GDP Growth
-Median Income Growth
-Job Growth
-National Importance

Is DC catching Los Angeles
-GDP Growth
-Median Income Growth
-Job Growth
-National Importance
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Old 08-11-2015, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Sumner County,Tn
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Is Washignton DC America's Real Second City
Washington DC is OR WILL BECOME America's New Second City
DC will surpass Chicago In Importance but not L.A
DC will surpass L.A in Importance but not Chicago
No Way! DC will not pass Neither LA or Chicago
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Old 08-11-2015, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL
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I will say that at the current pace DC will most definitely surpass Chicago within the next couple of years.. Now as far as LA, I don't believe that will happen quite yet as both cities are too distinctly different, it is apples to oranges..
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Old 08-11-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: East Central Pennsylvania/ Chicago for 6yrs.
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I don't think the following sights claim CHICAGO WILL LOSE STATURE TO DC OR LA. Even PARIS, BERLIN, and FRANFURT.... to name a few WORLD RENOWN CITIES. AREE LOSING PEOPLE.

A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2015 Identifies 16 Elite Cities Based on Their Current Performance and Future Potential. They have two list. CURRENT RANK AND FUTURE EXPECTED RANKING IN THE WORLD.

Global Cities Index, 2015:
#1. New York
#2. London
#3. Paris
#4. Tokyo
#5. Hong Kong
#6. Los Angeles
#7. Chicago
#8. Singapore
#9. Beijing
#10. Washington, D.C.
#13. Toronto
#22. San Francisco
#23. Boston
#24. Montréal

FUTURE OUTLOOK EXPECTATIONS....
NOTICE DC is OFF THE NEXT FUTURE LIST⤵
CHICAGO DROPS to 17th.... BUT STILL ON THE LIST . BUT LA drops to 21st.

Global Cities Outlook, 2015:
#1. San Francisco
#2. London
#3. Boston
#4. New York
#5. Zürich
#6. Houston
#7. Munich
#8. Stockholm
#9. Amsterdam
#10. Seoul
#16. Atlanta
#17. CHICAGO
#20. Toronto
#21. Los Angeles

ANOTHER SIGHTS LISTINGS
Top 10 MAJOR CITIES OF THE FUTURE 2015/16 – OVERALL RANK (though the chart says American cities) American Cities of the Future 2015/16 Winners - Locations - fDiIntelligence.com

You still have to open a PDF download to see the list. American Cities of the Future 2015.pdf


The MAJOR CITY LIST OF fDi Intelligence's
  1. New York City, New York
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Houston, Texas
  4. Boston, Massachusetts
  5. Toronto, Ontario
  6. Atlanta, Georgia
  7. Miami, Florida
  8. Chicago, Illinois
  9. Montréal, Québec
  10. São Paulo, Brazil
CHICAGO..... also makes #9 for ECONOMIC POTENTIAL and HUMAN CAPITAL and LIFESTYLE LIST.
Again LA and DC are NOT ON THE LIST.

Last edited by steeps; 08-11-2015 at 10:37 AM..
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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Oh good, another "surpassing L.A." thread.
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Old 08-11-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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No.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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DC will decline with slower growth, if not an actual decline, in federal spending in the coming years

If any cities can challenge LA/Chicago, it's SF/Houston
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Whats the deal with the OP and LA? No other city is going to challenge its dominance as second city. Period.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:57 AM
 
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DC will decline with slower growth, if not an actual decline, in federal spending in the coming years

If any cities can challenge LA/Chicago, it's SF/Houston
I mean, it's not like oil is doing all that well either at the moment so I don't see how Houston will challenge them anytime soon.
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Old 08-11-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by checkup View Post
DC will decline with slower growth, if not an actual decline, in federal spending in the coming years

If any cities can challenge LA/Chicago, it's SF/Houston
the DC economy is diversifying and slowly (emphasizes on slowly as it won't happen overnight but they've already started the process) becoming less depending on federal spending.
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