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Old 07-16-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Heres my list:

Chicago is a major global city, in the top 10 (worldwide) easy
There's no way in hell Chicago is top 10 globally. That's crazy. Top 20, maybe.

Think of all the megacities in the world.

Just off the top of my head...

NYC
LA
Mexico City
Sao Paulo
Rio
Buenos Aires
Tokyo
Osaka
Shanghai
Beijing
Seoul
Bangkok
Mumbai
Cairo
London
Paris
Moscow

There's at least 17 well-developed cities (off the top of my head) that are significantly larger than Chicago, so I would have to say no.

Some are poor, but even the poor ones I choose have huge middle and upper classes, with millions of folks living in prosperity.

I didn't include the poorest megacities that are bigger than Chicago, because they generally don't have well developed middle and professional class. (Lagos, Karachi, Jakarta, Tehran, etc.)
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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Detroit has the second highest GDP of an Midwest city (after chicago), so detriot., also it is a gateway to Canada.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Limbo
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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.
I do believe the Twin Cities will pass metro Detroit as the second largest economy in the Midwest, if it hasn't done so already.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:44 AM
 
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I do believe the Twin Cities will pass metro Detroit as the second largest economy in the Midwest, if it hasn't done so already.
But right now, Detroit is the second largest city (metro wise) in the midwest. I hope Detroit stays in that second spot, and improves. Detroit is just too great of a city to go to waste. Detroit has way more importance and history (particularly with the automotive industry) than the Twin Cities will ever have. Detroit is as iconic as New York and LA. I'm OK with Chicago being the largest city in the mid-west, but Detroit has always been that "other" city in the midwest, basically a sister city to Chicago, and I want it to stay that way. I'm really rooting for Cleveland and St. Louis to claim that 3rd spot in the midwest (I know, it would be a tie, but I think that's the way it should be).
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Detroit is as iconic as New York and LA. I'm OK with Chicago being the largest city in the mid-west, but Detroit has always been that "other" city in the midwest, basically a sister city to Chicago, and I want it to stay that way.
Yeah, I agree with this.

I know Detroit has fallen on some hard times, but I still think of Chicago and Detroit has the Big 2 of the Midwest.

Really the whole Midwest has been hurting somewhat of late, and Detroit has really been hit hard, but it's still an iconic city known around the world. The Twin Cities are coming up strong, but I guarantee that Detroit is still much better known worldwide than Minneapolis.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:02 AM
 
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Minneapolis has a larger economy them detroit.
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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Originally Posted by MadisonWI1 View Post
There's no way in hell Chicago is top 10 globally. That's crazy. Top 20, maybe.

Think of all the megacities in the world.

Just off the top of my head...

NYC
LA
Mexico City
Sao Paulo
Rio
Buenos Aires
Tokyo
Osaka
Shanghai
Beijing
Seoul
Bangkok
Mumbai
Cairo
London
Paris
Moscow

There's at least 17 well-developed cities (off the top of my head) that are significantly larger than Chicago, so I would have to say no.

Some are poor, but even the poor ones I choose have huge middle and upper classes, with millions of folks living in prosperity.

I didn't include the poorest megacities that are bigger than Chicago, because they generally don't have well developed middle and professional class. (Lagos, Karachi, Jakarta, Tehran, etc.)
Google this, like I did, and you'll see that Chicago is usually ranked 6th, worldwide. I'll post a link if you need me to.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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Chicago
Detroit
MSP
STL
Cleveland
Milwaukee
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Columbus
Cincinnati
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Minneapolis
Detroit
Kansas City
Milwaukee
Columbus
Indianapolis
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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Chicago
Detroit
MSP
STL
Cleveland
Milwaukee
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Columbus
Cincinnati
I would agree with this list, except for Cincy.

Cincy is actually bigger than Cleveland, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Columbus. It should probably be ahead of all (Cleveland is arguable).
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