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Old 04-18-2009, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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D.C
NYC
LA
Chicago
Boston

IMO If you take SanJose out of the picture, which being larger than SF is certainly understandable, then San Francisco's importance drops precipitously.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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NYC - Finance/Government
LA - Ports
CHI - Transportation
DC - Government
HOU - Energy/Oil/Aerospace
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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You do know that "1st Tier" indicates more importance, right? Miami is more important than NYC? Would love to hear an explanation about this one.

I agree. They're probably just basing it on their own favorites, not importance...
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I agree with the OP picks. Miami? Are you serious?
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Houston, Atlanta and Dallas all more important than San Francisco and Boston?

My list would go as:

1. NYC
2. DC
3. LA
4. Chicago
5. San Francisco/Boston
Well it depends on what one thinks is more important. Economically, San Francisco is a financial center true, and Boston has education and tech, but tourism for these cities is their main cash cow. So it's basically cultural vs. economical (vs. political) importance. Not saying I agree/disagree with them, but there are many different ways to look at it.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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From an economic viewpoint LA is no doubt number two in importance behind New York City.
People here over look the fact that LA is the number three tourist destination in the US, and it generates more than three times the revenue that NYC does through the entertainment industry..It's the UNDENIABLE capital for music production..where people go to cut a CD..LA has the largest US. mainland port of any US. city..More millionaires live in Los Angeles per capita than any US. city...thus bolstering it's local econ.. real--estate economy--the most expensive home in the US. isn't in NYC it's in LA...for 150 million dollars in Beverly hills.. four out of the top ten most expensive US zip codes are within a fourty mile radiius of downtown LA..more world wide US culture is pumped out through Hollywood than anywhere else..While NYC is the top dog because of it's size,financial center, Home to the UN, broadway,fifth avenue, high fashion industry and so many other great things...LA knocks any other city down HARD for the number two spot if we talk ECONOMICS..NOT EVEN CLOSE..Politically that's different..

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Old 04-18-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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1) Hollywood, CA
2) Cupertino, CA
3) New york city
4) Miami (cocaine)
5) Omaha (warren buffet)

Wash DC is a puppet for #1 and #3
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Old 04-18-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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1. DC
2. NYC
3. LA
4. Chicago
5. San Fran/Miami
I think 5 can be so many. Atlanta, San Fran, Miami, Boston, PHL, Houston, Dallas all of these cities come in around the same.
But I think Miami and San Fran would come first for their ports, finance, airports, entertainment and international influence.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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Huh???

My list (in order)

1) DC
2) NYC
3-4) LA and Chicago
5) San Francisco
I was kidding.
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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so would I but... don't wanna cause a crap storm...
I see.
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