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Old 01-22-2011, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by coo77 View Post
To take that away from the hardworking people that actually made that film you enjoy isn't very fair.
I wasn't trying to take anything away from Los Angeles, but I should have put my post in better light than just what I did. Los Angeles is still the largest concentration of Film Studios in America, and most of the Film Production work does get signed and take place in Los Angeles first. The industry has been hurting, and has been seeing some shifts but its still largely by far and away a Los Angeles centric industry.

I'm sorry about that though, I could have made my post more comprehensive and worded it to sound more fair because Los Angeles still does in terms of activity, recognition, and prowess carry its weight in that industry. Just like even though Chevron, and Exxon and whatever is based elsewhere Houston does with its Energy sector too. My bad on that.

Which is why I did continue to list it as Los Angeles's niche industry. But my main point was, all of these cities have a niche industry and outside of niche industry, they have other factors that make one more or less important than another.

I disagree with one of my fellow Houston posters in thinking that Houston IS ON PAR with Chicago & Los Angeles economically. I don't think so, and in many ways imaginable it can be proven as such too. I thought that was reaching to be honest and I don't think it will be until the later part of this decade if it continues on as such.

 
Old 01-22-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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LA has Hollywood, cachet, great weather... Houston has ummm...oil... I rest my case




Not whining, just trying to compare apples to apples. The OP was comparing population within city limits, a poor comparison. My point was you should really compare MSAs or even CSAs if you want to determine size of a city in terms of population.

um, complaining about physical size is whining. You are whining when Greater LA is bigger than 10 states.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 06:33 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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You are right about the future. Nobody knows what will come. But Houston could pass Los Angeles in 75(maybe 100) years if current trendsdid continue. But we do not know if that will happen. Anything is possible.
One thing we do know from the past is that "trends" don't last that long. It's only a question of time before petroleum is no longer the energy of choice in the world.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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One thing we do know from the past is that "trends" don't last that long. It's only a question of time before petroleum is no longer the energy of choice in the world.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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We should really be more interested in our cities passing world cities....The Chicago metro has passed many cities since 2000 so has Houston.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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One thing we do know from the past is that "trends" don't last that long. It's only a question of time before petroleum is no longer the energy of choice in the world.

pffft, you have probably been saying that for the last 105 years, lol fix that broken record
 
Old 01-22-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I think Houston can be the 2nd largest city in America.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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By then Houston would probably have annexed the entire eastern region of Texas. lol.
 
Old 01-22-2011, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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by then houston would probably have annexed the entire eastern region of texas. Lol.
ha ha ha lol :d
 
Old 01-22-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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By then Houston would probably have annexed the entire eastern region of Texas. lol.
not funny. Houston ha snot annexed anything in the last 15 years
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