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Old 07-12-2010, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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I like how San Jose & San Francisco are combined and same with Orlando & Tampa. Hmmm how lovely.
Those things always grind my gears
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Makes NO sense at all to combine Orlando and Tampa, at least SF and San Jose are in the same MSA.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:05 PM
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F500 is ranked by sales, a fairly useless metric, as easy to sell lots of junk for a loss or minimal profits

Need to rank by stock market value or operating profits or free cash flow

Lots of retailers have lots of sales but minimal profits or stock mkt value

The suburban PaloAlto area has more $100Bn+ mkt value cos. HQd than any region in world, followed by vast (but per capita underachieving) NYC/CT/NJ/NY region

And many "big" yet puny regions like LA or Chicago lack any >$100Bn mkt value cos., despite millions of poors, tall skylines and global name recognition...kinda like "global" cities in EU or Asia, filled w/millions of poors, tall towers or prominent tourist traps, and trains to nowhere
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Location: The City
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^^^ I think i will save you the trouble and cut and paste this into random threads every few weeks
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Makes NO sense at all to combine Orlando and Tampa, at least SF and San Jose are in the same MSA.
The reason they combine them is because just as San Jose and San Fran are part of Silicon Valley, Tampa and Orlando are part of Florida's High Tech Corridor.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:07 AM
 
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minneapolis and chicago are part of the 94 corridor maybe they should put them together
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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minneapolis and chicago are part of the 94 corridor maybe they should put them together
Not that it would matter to me if they did but just for reference the distance between Minneapolis and Chicago is about 408 miles and between Tampa and Orlando is about 85. Beside the fact that they are in the same state.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:22 AM
 
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i was just joking because i dont think orlando and tampa should be combined. i used to live in florida myself
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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F500 is ranked by sales, a fairly useless metric, as easy to sell lots of junk for a loss or minimal profits

Need to rank by stock market value or operating profits or free cash flow

Lots of retailers have lots of sales but minimal profits or stock mkt value

The suburban PaloAlto area has more $100Bn+ mkt value cos. HQd than any region in world, followed by vast (but per capita underachieving) NYC/CT/NJ/NY region

And many "big" yet puny regions like LA or Chicago lack any >$100Bn mkt value cos., despite millions of poors, tall skylines and global name recognition...kinda like "global" cities in EU or Asia, filled w/millions of poors, tall towers or prominent tourist traps, and trains to nowhere
Well to counterpoint, you then would say that a company like Goldman Sachs should be considered "huge", since they have an enormous market cap since they sell intangible services as opposed to manufacturing assets? Meanwhile, what good are they providing the economy? None, IMO. How about a grocer like Kroger, that earns like 1%-2% on every dollar -- should they be "small"?
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: CT
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The Global 500 is a new extension to the Fortune 500 measuering the largest 500 corporations in the world. Here are all the cities with more than 3 of these headquartered there with American ones bolded.

Tokyo51
Paris37
Beijing30
New York28
London23

Zurich11
San Francisco-San Jose10
Chicago10
Osaka10
Seoul9

Ruhr Area8
Taipei7
Frankfurt7
Minneapolis-St.Paul7
Toronto7

Madrid6
Moscow6
Amsterdam6
Houston6
Mumbai6

Munich6
Washington5
Philadelphia5

Atlanta5
The Hague-Rotterdam5

Nagoya5
Shanghai4
Dallas-Fort Worth4
Los Angeles4

Hongkong4

Hartford4
Boston4
Detroit 4

Stockholm4
Milan4

Rome4
Brussels4
Cologne-Bonn4
Vienna3
Tampa-Orlando3

Melbourne3
Sydney3
Seattle3
Northwest Arkansas3

Basel3

Sao Paulo3
Hannover3
Milwaukee3
Wow Tokyo, Beijing had more than I thought, and London less. The rest didn't surprise me, except maybe Sao Paulo.

If you compared this to one of those "most important cities" lists like GaWC, does anyone think they'd match up well? I think some would, especially near the top, but the lower you went, the worse it'd get.
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