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Old 04-28-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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California and New York. The rest is just fly-over country. lol.

But I'll add Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusets.

 
Old 04-29-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I'm going with:

California
New York
Texas
Florida
Illinois
 
Old 05-01-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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California and New York. The rest is just fly-over country. lol.

But I'll add Maryland, Virginia, and Massachusets.
You wish. I'll give you Cali, but the other states you listed, LOL. Those are the REAL fly over country.Thats if you're flying to another country seems how most of them are on the eastcoast.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Some more things about NY State.




Agriculture
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The Erie Canal, completed in 1825, dramatically changed New York by opening eastern markets to Midwest farm products. The canal also contributed to New York City's financial development, helped create numerous large cities, and encouraged immigration to the state. Except in the mountain regions, the areas between cities are rich agriculturally. The Finger Lakes region has orchards producing apples, one of New York's leading crops. Vineyards in the region and on Long Island make the state famous for its wines. The state produces other, diverse crops, especially grapes, strawberries, cherries, pears, onions, and potatoes. New York is also a major supplier of maple syrup and is the third leading producer of dairy goods in the United States.
According to the NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets [1] New York State's agricultural production returned over $3.6 billion to the farm economy in 2005. About 25 percent of the state’s land area, or 7.55 million acres (31,000 km˛), are used by the 35,600 farms to produce a very diverse array of food products. Here are some of the items in which New York ranks high nationally:
New York State is an agricultural leader, ranking within the top five states for agricultural products including dairy, apples, cherries, cabbages, potatoes, onions, maple syrup and many others. The state is the largest producer of cabbage in the U.S. The state has about a quarter of its land in farms and produced US$3.4 billion in agricultural products in 2001. The south shore of Lake Ontario provides the right mix of soils and microclimate for many apple, cherry, plum, pear and peach orchards. Apples are also grown in the Hudson Valley and near Lake Champlain. The south shore of Lake Erie and the southern Finger Lakes hillsides have many vineyards. New York is the nation's third-largest grape-producing state, behind California, and second largest wine producer by volume. In 2004, New York's wine and grape industry brought US$6 billion into the state economy. The state has 30,000 acres (120 km˛) of vineyards, 212 wineries, and produced 200 million bottles of wine in 2004.
New York was heavily glaciated in the ice age leaving much of the state with deep, fertile, though somewhat rocky soils. Row crops, including hay, corn, wheat, oats, barley, and soybeans, are grown. Particularly in the western part of the state, sweet corn, peas, carrots, squash, cucumbers and other vegetables are grown. The Hudson and Mohawk Valleys are known for pumpkins and blueberries. The glaciers also left numerous swampy areas, which have been drained for the rich humus soils called muckland which is mostly used for onions, potatoes, celery and other vegetables. Dairy farms are present throughout much of the state. Cheese is a major product, often produced by Amish or Mennonite farm cheeseries. New York is rich in nectar-producing plants and is a major honey-producing state. The honeybees are also used for pollination of fruits and vegetables. Most commercial beekeepers are migratory, taking their hives to southern states for the winter. Most cities have Farmers' markets which are well supplied by local farmers.
Mining
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New York's mining sector is concentrated in three areas. The first is near New York City. Primarily, this area specializes in construction materials for the many projects in the city, but it also contains the emery mines of Westchester County, one of two locations in the U.S. where that mineral is extracted. The second area is the Adirondack Mountains. This is an area of very specialized products, including talc, industrial garnets, and zinc. It should be noted that the Adirondacks are not part of the Appalachian system, despite their location, but are structurally part of the mineral-rich Canadian Shield. In the inland southwestern part of the state, in the Allegheny Plateau, is a region of drilled wells. The only major liquid output at present is salt in the form of brine; however, there are also small to moderate petroleum reserves in this area. New York produced 211,292,000 barrels (33,592,700 m3) of crude oil and 55.2 billion cubic feet (1.56×109 m3) of natural gas in 2005 worth $440M. 1.58 billion gallons of Salt Brine were produced in 2005 at a value of about $100M. Geothermal energy potential is also being explored in the state, with 24 drilling applications being submitted to the Division of Mineral Resources in 2005.
Exports
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New York exports a wide variety of goods such as foodstuffs, commodities, minerals, manufactured goods, cut diamonds, and automobile parts. New York's top 5 export markets in 2004 were Canada ($30.2 billion), United Kingdom ($3.3 billion), Japan ($2.6 billion), Israel ($2.4 billion), and Switzerland ($1.8 billion). New York's largest imports are oil, gold, aluminum, natural gas, electricity, rough diamonds, and lumber.
Canada has become a very important economic partner of New York. 23% of the state's total worldwide exports went to Canada in 2004. Tourism from the north is also a large part of the economy. Canadians spent US$487M in 2004 while visiting the state. This figure is predicted to increase due to the stronger Canadian dollar.
Aviation
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Long Island industry has long benefited from its proximity to New York City. During the 1930s, the island developed an aviation industry, and until about 1990 was considered one of the aviation centers of the United States, with companies such as Grumman Aircraft having their headquarters and factories in the Bethpage area. Grumman was long a major supplier of warplanes for the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps, as seen in many movies. Prominent WW-II Grumman aircraft included the F4F Wildcat and F6F Hellcat fighters, and the TBF Avenger bomber. Grumman was also prominent in the US space program, being the producer of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module.
In their early decades, aerospace-related companies were concentrated on Long Island, especially in eastern Nassau County in the Bethpage area. Over the years, the industry also diversified to other locations. The Sperry Gyroscope company did very well during WW-II as military demand skyrocketed; it specialized in high technology devices such as gyrocompasses, analog computer-controlled bombsights, airborne radar systems, and automated take-off and landing systems. These became jumping-off points into the multibillion-dollar annually avionics business. During the Cold War decade of the 1950s, part of Sperry Gyroscope was moved to Phoenix, Arizona. This was to try to preserve parts of this vital defense company in the event of nuclear warfare. Both on Long Island and in Arizona, Sperry continued to excel in avionics, and it also provided avionics systems for such NASA programs as the Space Shuttle.
The Cradle of Aviation Museum illustrates and celebrates Long Island aviation.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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^^You tell 'em.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Some more things about NY State.




Agriculture


Mining


Exports


Aviation
Pretty impressive for the third-ranked State.
 
Old 05-02-2009, 01:38 PM
 
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^^you tell 'em.
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:19 PM
 
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I'd still say
1.CA
2.TX
3.NY
 
Old 05-03-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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I do not know why you are including Florida in this. What commerce/industry does Florida have? Agriculture? I think California probably beats it. Disney World? Geesch. That is one place in one city.

Tourism. That is IT. And in a bad economy people are staying closer to home, if they vacation at all.

There is a reason Florida is in the top 3 for foreclosures and unemployment.
 
Old 05-03-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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I do not know why you are including Florida in this. What commerce/industry does Florida have? Agriculture? I think California probably beats it. Disney World? Geesch. That is one place in one city.

Tourism. That is IT. And in a bad economy people are staying closer to home, if they vacation at all.

There is a reason Florida is in the top 3 for foreclosures and unemployment.
Like I said before, GDP is GDP, even if it's main industry is theme parks and cotton candy, it still has the 4th highest GDP in the nation. Plus ALL the ports that are SUPER important, add all the naval military bases, add the kenedey space center, and aerospace, add the defense technologies in Orlando area, and it has the 4th highest number of high-tech jobs, I know per capita it's not impressive but per capita is only good for murder rates, and plus Miami is a WORLD CITY and capital of Latin America, and main gateway to Latin America, and Florida has the 4th highest population in the nation,you add ALL of that and it would be stupid/comical/insane to NOT add Florida. We know you hate the state but dotn let your hatred for the state make you biased.
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