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Old 02-24-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Wow, a lot of people visited Alcatraz last year.
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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NYC clearly #1.

Yeah, this is better than the GaWC list.
I agree.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:27 PM
 
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One Foreign council member and the Chicago team? They must have not done their homework, Texas is home to the most F-500 HQ's in the nation. Dallas and Houston certainly ahead of smaller Atlanta. Atlanta is important but Dallas and Houston have the edge.
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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Well Atlanta is considered a global city can people just accept that ANd not try and find faults are things to justify why it shouldnt be or why there city should be ahead of Atlanta
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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One Foreign council member and the Chicago team? They must have not done their homework, Texas is home to the most F-500 HQ's in the nation. Dallas and Houston certainly ahead of smaller Atlanta. Atlanta is important but Dallas and Houston have the edge.
How can someone make a statement like this? You must know this "fact" through your years of research and time spent in all 3 cities... Sorry, but I think most people would rather believe a ranking based on factual information and research than one based on homerism and personal opinion - and nothing else.

"Smaller Atlanta"...I love that one. Sweetie, when you're talking about cities of 5 million plus, a difference of 200,000 does NOT make one signficantly larger or smaller. I'm sorry, but they ranked Atlanta higher than your two Texas cities. Big deal!
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Old 02-25-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Besides, isn't this particular study about world connectivity?

I would argue that Atlanta is more globally connected than either of our Texas neighbors, and the study seems to agree.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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One Foreign council member and the Chicago team? They must have not done their homework, Texas is home to the most F-500 HQ's in the nation. Dallas and Houston certainly ahead of smaller Atlanta. Atlanta is important but Dallas and Houston have the edge.
Sorry, it's not Atlanta vs. the entire state of Texas.

This study took several things into consideration. A lot of really smart people did a lot of research to come up with these rankings. And while Texans may be shocked--SHOCKED-- that their beloved cities are ranked below Atlanta in this study, those of us who have travelled extensively throughout the world agree that this study is pretty darn accurate.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Uh oh. This new list isn't going to make some from Houston very happy...

First thing that came to mind when I saw the US and saw no Houston.
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im surprised Atlanta is on the list So many people feel like Atlanta is no nationally none are dont have any influence at all on the world But i always felt atlanta had a of economic power I remember this Houston Vs atlanta who is more nationally known. here is where that map came from
Atlanta is home to the CDC which is the first thing that comes to my mind when talking about Atlanta as a global city. The CDC is very important. Also Turner and Coca Cola two huge companies along with Delta Airlines and the largest Airport in the world. No surprise to see Atlanta. I think the CDC is more important than any fortune 500 company Houston or Dallas might have. [/font]
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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First thing that came to mind when I saw the US and saw no Houston.

Atlanta is home to the CDC which is the first thing that comes to my mind when talking about Atlanta as a global city. The CDC is very important. Also Turner and Coca Cola two huge companies along with Delta Airlines and the largest Airport in the world. No surprise to see Atlanta. I think the CDC is more important than any fortune 500 company Houston or Dallas might have. [/font]
Oil,Technology,Medicine,Aerospace,ports,energy,etc

Take your pick.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:19 PM
 
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One Foreign council member and the Chicago team? They must have not done their homework, Texas is home to the most F-500 HQ's in the nation. Dallas and Houston certainly ahead of smaller Atlanta. Atlanta is important but Dallas and Houston have the edge.

WAAAAAH!
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