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Old 12-12-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Any midsize city that is the hub for a region can feel much larger than a similar sized suburb of a larger city.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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New Orleans, Louisville, Salt Lake City, Des Moines, and Little Rock are a few I can think of.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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New Orleans is only the 46th largest metro in the country. Yet I think it definitely punches above its weight in terms of culture and entertainment.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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Boise.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:18 PM
 
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Minneapolis.
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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Minneapolis.
With the exception of Riverside/San Bernardino, Minneapolis doesn't really offer much more than any larger metro, and arguably less than a couple smaller metros. I think Madison offers a lot for its size.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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I would say Richmond, Louisville and Providence.
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Old 12-12-2016, 01:56 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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New Orleans' uniqueness and cultural influence in America is way above what its population size might suggest.
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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With the exception of Riverside/San Bernardino, Minneapolis doesn't really offer much more than any larger metro, and arguably less than a couple smaller metros. I think Madison offers a lot for its size.
We are discussing cities not metros I thought. Minneapolis is under 400k people. Has 3 major sports franchises. Fortune 500 companies. Hub for the entire upper Midwest. Major research university.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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If Minneapolis annexed the nearest additional 1,000,000 people, would it suddenly be more deserving of those things?

City limits are about administrative matters only. They're not terribly relevant to how cities (in a broader sense) operate.
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