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View Poll Results: Which city is the second most important in the nation?
LA 196 34.21%
Chicago 165 28.80%
DC 81 14.14%
SF 37 6.46%
Boston 62 10.82%
Houston 32 5.58%
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:52 AM
 
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Question:
Examine this list of cities and comment.

LA
Chicago
SF
DC
Houston
Boston

Answer:
This is a list of five major American cities, plus Houston.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The Washington D.C. Metro area has close to 800,000-1 million more jobs than other metro's its size. It also has more jobs than all metro that are bigger except metros with about 4 million or more residents. That's amazing! Another interesting note is that the D.C metro trails Chicago in jobs by only 1.2 million jobs yet Chicago metro has a population of over 9.5 million and D.C. has a population of a little under 5.5 million.
Well not really considering if you throw in the Baltimore metropolitan area; you're looking at a population of about 8 million+.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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Well not really considering if you throw in the Baltimore metropolitan area; you're looking at a population of about 8 million+.
When you add Baltimore metro jobs to D.C. metro area jobs, the area has more jobs than Chicago with 1,000,000 less people than Chicago (8+ million for Balt-DC metro and 9+ million for Chicago metro)

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 4,218,400 jobs
population = 9,581,000

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 2,994,900 jobs
population = 5,476,000

Baltimore-Towson 1,285,600 jobs
population = 2,691,000

Balt/DC Metro Area's Combined
population = 8,167,000 people
land area = 8,236 sq. miles
jobs = 4,280,500 jobs


Chicago Metro Area
population = 9,581,000 people
land area = 7,212 sq. miles
jobs = 4,218,400 jobs

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Old 12-29-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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When you add Baltimore metro jobs to D.C. metro area jobs, the area has more jobs than Chicago with 1,000,000 less people than Chicago (8+ million for Balt-DC metro and 9+ million for Chicago metro)
Chicago's CSA is estimated to be at 9.8 million now. Anyway, all those redundant government jobs probably have something to do wtih that.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:30 PM
 
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Chicago's CSA is estimated to be at 9.8 million now. Anyway, all those redundant government jobs probably have something to do wtih that.
That isn't a good thing considering that's more people to fight over the few jobs you have in your region.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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That isn't a good thing considering that's more people to fight over the few jobs you have in your region.
I was umemployed at the end of 2009 and got a much better paying job 2 months later.

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Old 12-29-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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I was umemplyed at the end of 2009 and got a much better paying job 2 months later.
That is good. You got one of the 4,200,000 jobs in Chicago. The problem is Chicago doesn't have enough jobs for the population in it's region. Look at the population to job ratio. It's less than 2:1 which isn't good.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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That is good. You got one of the 4,200,000 jobs in Chicago. The problem is Chicago doesn't have enough jobs for the population in it's region. Look at the population to job ratio. It's less than 2:1 which isn't good.
I think the unemployment rate is right at the national average here. Obviously, there is some work to do. DC seems to be doing very well and that's great.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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I think we've been agreement on most of this in the past.

Also, I'd put San Diego in your Tier Four, have a Tier Five of some kind, and add a few similarly sized cities at the bottom tiers which aren't listed (Cincinnatti, especially, but Kansas City, Columbus, and Indianapolis and a few others (totally has to get to Nashville though, because that's awesome)).

Los Angeles California America's Second "City For The Next 50 Years"...then hold on to your "SOCKS"...........
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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Why does Los Angeles get a pass above Washington DC while everyone else has to compete with it?

Actually answer this for me, what does Los Angeles have above its peers besides a higher economic output (GDP) & larger population?

Houston has the largest port by total tonnage in the USA, Los Angeles has the largest by cargo.

Los Angeles has the largest concentration of film studios in the country, but New York City is where the main 5 out of 6 production companies are based.

Obviously Los Angeles will have a higher GDP than Chicago, DMV, & Bay Area, it has 17 million people. If it's GDP was smaller than places half its size Los Angeles would be one VERY poor place.

The South has a larger GDP than the Northeast but the Northeast is still richer, more prosperous, and plays a larger global role.

Here I'll start this off with where Los Angeles has its strengths, which is population & economic output (MSA/CSA).

Economic Output by CSA 2008:

1. New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA $1.434 Trillion
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro Area $81,389
Kingston, NY Metro Area $4,679
New Haven-Milford, CT Metro Area $37,643
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area $1,264,896
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY Metro Area $21,029
Torrington, CT Micro Area
Trenton-Ewing, NJ Metro Area $24,458

2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA $866.095 Billion
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA Metro Area $717,884
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro Area $35,080
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area $113,080

3. Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA $533.542 Billion
Baltimore-Towson, MD Metro Area $133,012
Lexington Park, MD Micro Area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area $395,747
Winchester, VA-WV Metro Area $4,783

4. Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA $526.895 Billion
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI Metro Area $520,672
Kankakee-Bradley, IL Metro Area $3,094
Michigan City-La Porte, IN Metro Area $3,336

5. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA $508.418 Billion
Napa, CA Metro Area $7,434
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metro Area $310,825
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area $146,687
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro Area $9,903
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA Metro Area $20,229
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA Metro Area $13,340

6. Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA $413.930 Billion
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metro Area $299,590
Concord, NH Micro Area
Manchester-Nashua, NH Metro Area $20,782
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA Metro Area $65,152
Worcester, MA Metro Area $28,406

7. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA $403.202 Billion
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Metro Area $403,202

8. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA $383.082 Billion
Athens, TX Micro Area
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area $379,863
Sherman-Denison, TX Metro Area $3,219

9. Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA $351.680 Billion
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area $331,897
Reading, PA Metro Area $14,838
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ Metro Area $4,945

10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL $276.197 Billion
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metro Area $269,799
Gainesville, GA Metro Area $6,398

11. Miami-Ft Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL Metro Area $261.263 Billion

12. Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA $236.457 Billion
Ann Arbor, MI Metro Area $17,891
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI Metro Area $200,856
Flint, MI Metro Area $11,406
Monroe, MI Metro Area $6,304

Population Centers for CSA:

01. New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA 22,232,494

02. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA 17,820,893

03. Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI CSA 9,804,845

04. Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV CSA 8,440,617

05. Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH CSA 7,609,358

06. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA 7,427,757

07. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA 6,805,275

08. Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA 6,533,122

09. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA 5,968,586

10. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA 5,831,778

11. Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA 5,327,764

Top 20 CSAs by Per Capita Income 2008:
01. San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA (CSA) $67,111
02. New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA (CSA) $64,474
03. Washington DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV (CSA) $58,883
04. Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-RI-NH (CSA) $54,809
05. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX (CSA) $54,662
06. Hartford-West Hartford-Willimantic, CT (CSA) $53,204
07. Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI (CSA) $52,427
08. Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA (CSA) $52,064
09. Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO (CSA) $51,274
10. Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD (CSA) $50,534
11. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA (CSA) $50,333
12. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (CSA) $49,707
13. Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI (CSA) $49,304
14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL (CSA) $48,653
15. Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI (CSA) $48,586
16. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, CA-NV (CSA) $48,364
17. Raleigh-Durham-Cary, NC (CSA) $47,235
18. Midland-Odessa, TX (CSA) $47,226
19. Austin-Round Rock-Marble Falls, TX (CSA) $46,998
20. St. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL (CSA) $46,042

Economic Output by MSA 2010:
01. New York City: $1.259 Trillion
02. Los Angeles: $708.9 Billion
03. Chicago: $514.1 Billion
04. Houston: $407.8 Billion
05. Washington DC: $396.1 Billion
06. Dallas-Fort Worth: $384.8 Billion
07. Philadelphia: $329.5 Billion
08. San Francisco-Oakland: $306.1 Billion
09. Boston: $297.0 Billion
10. Atlanta: $262.7 Billion
11. Miami-Fort Lauderdale: $257.2 Billion
12. Seattle: $217.5 Billion
Source: http://www.usmayors.org/metroeconomies/0110/charts.pdf

Population Centers by MSA:
01. New York City: 19,069,796
02. Los Angeles: 12,874,797
03. Chicago: 9,580,567
04. Dallas-Fort Worth: 6,447,615
05. Philadelphia: 5,968,252
06. Houston: 5,867,489
07. Miami-Fort Lauderdale: 5,547,051
08. Washington DC: 5,476,241
09. Atlanta: 5,475,213
10. Boston: 4,588,680
11. Detroit: 4,403,437
12. Phoenix: 4,364,094
13. San Francisco-Oakland: 4,317,853

Top 20 MSAs by Per Capita Income:
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (MSA) 80,859
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (MSA) 78,222
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA (MSA) 66,158
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA (MSA) 65,694
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (MSA) 63,061
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH (MSA) 60,375
Trenton-Ewing, NJ (MSA) 59,820
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (MSA) 54,923
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT (MSA) 54,200
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (MSA) 53,962
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (MSA) 53,279
Boulder, CO (MSA) 52,845
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI (MSA) 52,772
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO (MSA) 51,870
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (MSA) 51,385
Manchester-Nashua, NH (MSA) 50,962
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (MSA) 50,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (MSA) 50,628
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (MSA) 50,245

Metropolitan Areas with Percentage of Adults who are High Net Worth Individuals:
01. New York City 3.6%
02. San Francisco 3.4%
03. Boston 2.9%
04. Washington DC 2.9%
05. Chicago 2.2%
06. Detroit 2.2%
07. Los Angeles 2.0%
08. Philadelphia 1.8%
09. Houston 1.5%

World's Largest Financial Centers:
01. London: 772
02. New York City: 770
03. Hong Kong: 760
04. Singapore: 728
05. Tokyo: 697
06. Shangai: 693
07. Chicago: 678
08. Zurich: 669
09. Geneva: 661
10. Sydney: 660
11. Frankfurt: 659
12. Toronto 656
13. Boston: 655
13. Shenzhen: 654
14. San Francisco: 654
16. Beijing: 653
17. Washington DC: 649
18. Paris: 645
19. Taipei 639
20. Luxemborg 634
Source: http://www.zyen.com/GFCI/GFCI%208.pdf

Los Angeles isn't even known for finance.

Number of Billionaires In Metropolitan Area:
01. New York City: 77
02. Bay Area: 44
03. Los Angeles: 35
04. Dallas-Fort Worth: 26
05. Chicago: 20
06. Miami-Fort Lauderdale: 19
07. Washington DC: 13
08. Houston: 13

Fortune 500 Companies Per Metropolitan Area (2010):
New York City: 71
Bay Area: 31
Chicago: 28
Houston: 25
Dallas–Fort Worth: 24
Los Angeles: 23
Minneapolis–St. Paul: 20
Washington DC: 17
Philadelphia: 14
Atlanta: 12
Boston: 12
Detroit: 12

Fortune Global 500 (2010):
New York City-Newark-Bridgeport – 30
Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City – 10
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose – 10
Minneapolis-St. Paul – 7
Houston-Bayton-Huntsville – 6
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainsville– 5
Baltimore-Washington DC – 5
Boston-Providence – 5
Dallas-Fort Worth – 5
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside– 5
Philadelphia-Wilmington – 5
Detroit-Warren- 4

Top Metropolitan Areas for Venture Capital Investment:
1. Bay Area: $698 Million
2. Boston: $314 Million
3. San Diego: $138 Million
4. Los Angeles: $108 Million
5. Research Triangle : $72 Million
Source: Life Sciences Investing Rebounds in Q2 2010, Rising 52% from the Prior Quarter, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers - FierceBiotech

Top 10 Largest tech Centers in USA:
01. San Jose: 100/100
02. Seattle: 46.4/100
03. Boston: 45.2/100
04. Washington DC: 41.8/100
05. Los Angeles: 40.2/100
06. Dallas: 21.8/100
07. San Diego: 19.3/100
08. Orange County: 17.7/100
09. New York City: 16.8/100
10. San Francisco: 16.1/100
(Top 25)
11. Philadelphia
12. Atlanta
13. Edison, NJ
14. Chicago
15. Toronto
16. Oakland
17. Minneapolis-Saint Paul
18. Denver
19. Montreal
20. Austin
21. Houston
22. Huntsville
23. Phoenix
24. Wichita
25. Bethesda, MD
Source: Milken Institute Publications - Research Reports - Executive Summary<br> North America’s High-Tech Economy:<br> The Geography of Knowledge-Based Industries

Video Game Companies in America:
01. Bay Area: 140
02. Los Angeles: 100
03. Seattle: 72
04. Austin: 55
05. New York City: 50
06. Boston: 46
07. Chicago: 25
08. Dallas-Fort Worth: 24
09. Washington DC: 19

Government Jobs Within City:
(Skipping the first 41 cities)
42. San Francisco-Oakland
(Skipping some till I get to Los Angeles on the list)
69. Los Angeles

Even when it comes to the Film Industry, New York City now has the edge.

New York City:
- Time Warner (The Film Subsidiary being Warner Brothers Pictures)
- News Corporation (The Film Subsidiary being 20th Century Fox)
- Viacom (The Film Subsidiary being Paramount Pictures)
- General Electric/Vivendi (The Film Subsidiary being Universal Studios)
- Sony Corporation of America (The Film Subsidiary being Columbia Pictures)

Los Angeles:
- The Walt Disney Company (The Film Subsidiary being Disney Pictures)

New York City:
- Time Warner (Warner Bros. Pictures): 20.1% of the total Hollywood Filming Market Share
- News Corporation (20th Century Fox): 16.1% of the total Hollywood Filming Market Share
- Viacom (Paramount Pictures): 14.3% of the total Hollywood Filming Market Share
- General Electric/Vivendi (Universal Studios): 10.0% of the total Hollywood Filming Market Share
- Sony Corporation of America (Columbia Pictures): 14.1%

New York City's Total: 64.8% of the TOTAL Hollywood Film Market Share

Los Angeles:
- Walt Disney Company (Disney Pictures): 11.9%

Los Angeles's Total: 11.9% of the TOTAL Hollywood Film Market Share

Other Minor Role Film Production:
And the rest of the companies that aren't big league own 23.6% of the TOTAL Film Marketing Share in USA. I don't know specifically where they are located though but with 64.8% already, New York City walks away generating more than half of the American Cinema/Film Industry's Revenues.

Today's Big 6: Major film studio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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In my honest opinion, America's Top Cities are as such:

Tier One:
- New York City

Tier Two A:
- DMV (Washington DC & Baltimore)
- Bay Area (San Jose, San Francisco, & Oakland)

Tier Two B:
- Chicago/ Los Angeles
- Los Angeles/Chicago

Tier Three (No Particular Order):
- Boston
- Houston
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Philadelphia
- Atlanta
- Miami
- Detroit

Tier Four:
- Seattle
- Minneapolis-Saint Paul
- Denver
- Phoenix

Tier Five:
- Saint Louis
- Cleveland
- Pittsburgh
- Charlotte
- Tampa
- San Antonio
- Austin
- Portland
- Sacramento

Los Angeles California America's Second City For "The Next 50 Years" Then Hold On To Your "Socks"...............
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