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View Poll Results: Which US city has the greatest degree of regional domination?
Atlanta (S) 63 33.16%
Austin (S) 0 0%
Baltimore (E) 2 1.05%
Boston (NE) 20 10.53%
Buffalo (NE) 1 0.53%
Charlotte (S) 2 1.05%
Chicago (MW) 83 43.68%
Cincinnati (MW) 1 0.53%
Cleveland (MW) 1 0.53%
Columbus (MW) 1 0.53%
Dallas (S) 24 12.63%
Denver (W) 18 9.47%
Detroit (MW) 2 1.05%
Houston (S) 7 3.68%
Indianapolis (MW) 3 1.58%
Jacksonville (S) 1 0.53%
Kansas City (MW) 4 2.11%
Las Vegas (W) 1 0.53%
Los Angeles (W) 43 22.63%
Louisville (S) 1 0.53%
Memphis (S) 1 0.53%
Miami (S) 9 4.74%
Milwaukee (MW) 2 1.05%
Minneapolis (MW) 3 1.58%
Nashville (S) 4 2.11%
New Orleans (S) 5 2.63%
New York (NE) 67 35.26%
Orlando (S) 2 1.05%
Philadelphia (NE) 4 2.11%
Phoenix (W) 3 1.58%
Pittsburgh (NE) 3 1.58%
Portland (W) 0 0%
Sacramento (W) 1 0.53%
St. Louis (MW) 2 1.05%
Salt Lake (W) 1 0.53%
San Antonio (S) 1 0.53%
San Diego (W) 2 1.05%
San Francisco (W) 16 8.42%
San Jose (W) 3 1.58%
Seattle (W) 11 5.79%
Tampa (S) 1 0.53%
Washington (NE) 7 3.68%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: The City
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Does this South include Texas or South Florida because I donít see how anything in Atlanta dominates in Texas even at the smallest.




Maybe the South is just to large




West maybe as well




S = Atlanta
SE/Florida = Maimi
S Central = Hou or DFW no clear lead here it would seem
Mountain = Denver
SW = LA
NW = Seattle
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Maybe the South is just to large




West maybe as well




S = Atlanta
SE/Florida = Maimi
S Central = Hou or DFW no clear lead here it would seem
Mountain = Denver
SW = LA
NW = Seattle
I would say not only is the South to large but the West is too. I don't think LA dominates the Pacific Northwest or Interior West like you stated with listing NW and and Mountain. Even if it's just California, is LA dominating SF?
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Old 11-02-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: The City
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I would say not only is the South to large but the West is too. I don't think LA dominates the Pacific Northwest or Interior West like you stated with listing NW and and Mountain. Even if it's just California, is LA dominating SF?


dominating no but would say LA is still the main regional city for CA sans gdp per cap etc LA is iconic (so is SF but think LA moreso)

TX sort of has the odd dynamic with two nearly identical offerings that don't clearly disntinguish themselves from the other


Yes the west and south are way to large, Atlanta is an afterthought in a lot of Florida or TX etc but is pretty dominant in a lot of the traditional South




DC, Boston, even philly are very large cities but not the same as NYC in the NE - if had to choose one I would align that way but I cant fathom people in TX or Miami thinking Atlanta is the hub or most dominant city of their region - same goes for NW or mountain etc
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:35 PM
 
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Does this South include Texas or South Florida because I don’t see how anything in Atlanta dominates in Texas even at the smallest.
And LA doesn't "dominate" (which is a bad word choice to begin with) NorCal or the PNW.

It would be so much better if all of these regions were subdivided into subregions--which was stated more than once from the outset.
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Old 11-02-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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And LA doesn't "dominate" (which is a bad word choice to begin with) NorCal or the PNW.

It would be so much better if all of these regions were subdivided into subregions--which was stated more than once from the outset.
Now this I can agree..
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Call it silly all you want but you haven't actually proven anything. Saying it repeatedly doesn't mean that you've actually done so.

Honestly it's hard to take someone seriously who argues that "Atlanta is hemmed in by Charlotte, Jacksonville, Montgomery, Birmingham, Nashville which is closer than you think. Atlants sphere of influence does not pass any of these cities..." and doesn't make a similar argument for Houston and Dallas. The bias is overwhelmingly evident.
Atlanta doesn't have any influence past Charlotte, or anywhere south of Jacksonville, south west of Birmingham or Northwest of Nashville. You are sorely mistaken if you believe so.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:42 PM
 
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Atlanta doesn't have any influence past Charlotte, or anywhere south of Jacksonville, south west of Birmingham or Northwest of Nashville. You are sorely mistaken if you believe so.
Montgomery...you forgot Montgomery. Since you included a city so small, you might as well throw in Columbus, Augusta, Chattanooga, and Macon. Just keep Atlanta's influence completely within Georgia.

And I find this notion to be utterly ridiculous myself. Obviously Atlanta's influence wanes past those cities but to say it is completely absent is way off base. For some reason, I don't think you'd ever say that Dallas's and/or Houston's influence doesn't extend past San Anonio or Austin.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:33 PM
 
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Now that I give it some thought, perhaps Chicago is the most regionally dominant due primarily to the fact that there aren't any other major powerhouses in the Midwest. Chicago is pretty much the only one whereas in NE you've got the likes of NYC, Boston, Philly, etc all vying for the top spot, each holding considerable influence. On the West Coast you've got San Fran, LA, Seattle, etc equally competing for regional dominance. Thus, because there are so many other top cities in the other regions, Chicago kinda comes up on top.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Now that I give it some thought, perhaps Chicago is the most regionally dominant due primarily to the fact that there aren't any other major powerhouses in the Midwest. Chicago is pretty much the only one whereas in NE you've got the likes of NYC, Boston, Philly, etc all vying for the top spot, each holding considerable influence. On the West Coast you've got San Fran, LA, Seattle, etc equally competing for regional dominance. Thus, because there are so many other top cities in the other regions, Chicago kinda comes up on top.
Ummmm no...NYC is unquestionably the big dog in the NE, but Philly, DC, Boston, and Baltimore are also major cities and aren't that far away.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Atlanta doesn't have any influence past Charlotte, or anywhere south of Jacksonville, south west of Birmingham or Northwest of Nashville. You are sorely mistaken if you believe so.
This is definitely not true for Charlotte, Birmingham, or Jacksonville. I see Atlanta's influence in Raleigh, all Alabama cities, and some Mississippi cities. Northern Florida is much more like an extension of Georgia than it is of Miami. Nashville and Kentucky cities are questionable since they are not in the Piedmont, but Mutiny77 is correct in saying that Atlanta is the region's dominant city and does influence millions of inhabitants. There are no other cities (metro) as large or economically/and or socially important for several hundred miles. No other city has the amenities, culture, or infrastructure of the Atlanta region for the Southeast. Turn on your tv and see who is campaigning for Stacey Abrams. That is Atlanta in a nutshell.
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