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Old 03-05-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Nope...last time I checked Atlanta was in the 60s and Houston was in the 70s.
Uh...no. Please post where you saw this. Spade had it right.
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Nope...last time I checked Atlanta was in the 60s and Houston was in the 70s.
NOPE. Houston is in the 90s and I believe is in the running for several more.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:11 PM
 
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NOPE. Houston is in the 90s and I believe is in the running for several more.
Yeah I do remember reading somewhere that there are 90'ish consulates in Houston and 70'ish in Atlanta. I don't remember where I read it.

If you do a Google search for "consulates in Houston" it comes up with 269 results. A similar search for Atlanta comes up with 211 results. Granted, some consulates have multiple entries and others aren't really consulates but trade commissions. Still, Houston does have more consulates than Atlanta.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Yeah I do remember reading somewhere that there are 90'ish consulates in Houston and 70'ish in Atlanta. I don't remember where I read it.

If you do a Google search for "consulates in Houston" it comes up with 269 results. A similar search for Atlanta comes up with 211 results. Granted, some consulates have multiple entries and others aren't really consulates but trade commissions. Still, Houston does have more consulates than Atlanta.
Atlanta is around the 40-range. Not 70-range.
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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Atlanta is around the 40-range. Not 70-range.
We're both wrong. The Yellow Pages list 56 consulates in Atlanta.

But what a slam on poor Houston. Houston has more consulates than Atlanta but is still not recognized as being more global. Pretty funny stuff.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:05 PM
 
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We're both wrong. The Yellow Pages list 56 consulates in Atlanta.

But what a slam on poor Houston. Houston has more consulates than Atlanta but is still not recognized as being more global. Pretty funny stuff.
Imagine that...they were under-representing the Atlanta number. I'm sure it was an accident.

My number was Atlanta locations of foreign consulates and foreign chambers of commerce added together...

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With 73 countries maintaining Foreign American Chambers of Commerce and Foreign Consulates, and 25 Fortune 1,000 (13 of these are Fortune 500) companies headquartered here, the Atlanta metro area is brimming with exciting career and personal opportunities.

As a global center of commerce, Atlanta is home to more than 1,200 international businesses. Headquarters for CNN, The Coca Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, United Parcel Service (UPS), Georgia Pacific, Home Depot, Rubbermaid-Newell Corporation, and Turner Broadcasting System are located within the metropolitan Atlanta area.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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Sorry let me rephrase that. One of the largest ports in the world, NASA, TMC (Largest concentration of medical facilities in the world), Growing Technology field (look up nanoworld), Astrodome (First Domed Stadium), Oil (Shell,Exxon,etc),etc.

The fact thay you even agree with this list makes me wonder. I'd think something is wrong if Atlanta was missing as well. Houston SPECALIZES in Oil for AMERICA. That alone should place us on the list.
NYC=Finance
LA=Entertainment
MIA=Tourism
HOU=OIL
SF=Technology
ATL=????? Soda????
WAS=Government
ATL=Communications
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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The reason why I said that is because that's what I read I never said there wasn't anymore to the economy in houston , from what I read it said houstons economy is made of most oil and energy. But those things dominate the others
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The reason why I said that is because that's what I read I never said there wasn't anymore to the economy in houston , from what I read it said houstons economy is made of most oil and energy. But those things dominate the others
Yeah they did dominate. In the 1980s. They however do not dominate anymore. Is oil and energy the largest industries (because they are two different things), yes. Are they dominate in Houston now? No. Under 50% of Houston's economy is tied to energy.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Imagine that...they were under-representing the Atlanta number. I'm sure it was an accident.

My number was Atlanta locations of foreign consulates and foreign chambers of commerce added together...
We're all guilty. You under-represented Houston yourself.
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