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Old 04-21-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Originally Posted by MassVt View Post
..then who is #2? Have Detroit ( and Cleveland) fallen too much?

Cities to choose from:

Detroit
Cleveland
Columbus
St. Louis
Indianapolis
Milwaukee
Minn-St. Paul
Kansas City
Cincinnati
Minn- St. Paul
Columbus
Indy
Detroit
Milwaukee
St. Louis
Cleveland
Cincy
KC
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Pittsburgh isn't in the Midwest!
What's it in, then? It's not East Coast. Neither is Buffalo. Buffalo is on one of the Great Lakes and Pitt is, what, an hour from a Great Lake? I know they're not typically considered Midwest but really they are.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'll rank them the way I see them....

Chicago
Minn-St. Paul
St. Louis
Cleveland
Milwaukee
Pittsburgh
Buffalo
Kansas City
Indianapolis
Cincinnati
Columbus
Pittsburgh is not in the Midwest, it is Northeastern.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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MPLS is #2 IMO; one of the few Midwest cities that is actually growing. However, MPLS isn't really all that Midwest to me.
Umm, Minneapolis is VERY Midwestern. It's in one of the northernmost parts of the Midwest, giving it a Canadian flavor too.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Blue Ash, Ohio (Cincinnati)
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Heres my list:

Chicago is a major global city, in the top 10 (worldwide) easy
Cleveland
Minneapolis
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
Indianapolis
Columbus
St. Louis
Detroit
Kansas City

Honorable Mentions:
Omaha, Des Moines, Akron, Fort Wayne, Madison, Grand Rapids, St. Paul...
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Here's how I see it:
Chicago
Detroit
Minneapolis
Cleveland
St. Louis-Kansas City battle it out here
Cincinnati-Milwaukee-Columbus-Indianapolis battle it out here

For some I am not sure who is more influential. I do agree that KC is underrated. As a whle, I think the midwest is underrated.
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Old 04-21-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Chicago is the only one I'd want to live in... and have.

If I had to give rank to another one I'd say Minneapolis but it is far too cold for far too long there for me. Chicago is about as cold as I'd ever want to get again.
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Old 04-22-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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As much as I would love to say Milwaukee is #2 in importance, I gotta give it to the Twin Cities.

1. Chicago
2. Minneapolis-St. Paul
3. St. Louis
4. Cleveland
5. Milwaukee
6. Kansas City
7. Indianapolis
8. Cincinnati
9. Detroit
10. Columbus
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: KC Area
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MPLS is #2 IMO; one of the few Midwest cities that is actually growing. However, MPLS isn't really all that Midwest to me.
I agree the Twin Cities are in the Midwest, but don't feel it. St. Paul is totally an Eastern city (a smaller Pitt) and Minneapolis is completely West or Pacific Northwest (Seattle and Denver). The Twin Cities are very diverse and very unique because of its location at theat the actual cities are opposites.

Anyway, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, St. Louis, KC, Cleveland, and then Cincy
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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Detroit is the only option.

It's the second largest city, and the second largest economy.

It's also the best known globally among the rest.
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