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Old 01-14-2017, 04:49 PM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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My vote is Hartford, CT. How many cities in the country have 3 GLOBAL 150 companies in their city? Nevermind a city like Hartford with 120,000 people.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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Still seems like an incredibly impoverished and violent city.

Hartford Homicide Rate Climbs to Highest in New England | NBC Connecticut

So I guess it has the crime and poverty that you'd expect from a much larger city but also the extensive business community and rich history of a larger city as well.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania USA
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Hartford and many other cities to a slightly lesser degree in CT (New Haven, Bridgeport-Stamford). Providence RI. Also some cities in NY like Albany, Syracuse, and Poughkeepsie-Newburgh (Orange County). Allentown and Harrisburg PA.

Also for the largest metros for these cities proper: Miami, Atlanta, Minneapolis.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:38 PM
 
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Hartford covers 17 sq mi to get to 120k people. Yet it has an Urban Area the size of Jacksonville. Cut 17 out sq miles with 120k inside Jacksonville but only consider that small portion as the City of Jacksonville, and magically it also punches above it's weight, when all that happened was a redrawing of political boundaries. I feel like Hartford punches at the weight of its urban area. City pop. is worthless as a comparison metric.
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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True, what would city pop have to do with anything? Companies locate in metros and neighborhoods within those metros (like the regional downtown), not generally based on which local government sweeps the streets.
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:01 PM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Still seems like an incredibly impoverished and violent city.

Hartford Homicide Rate Climbs to Highest in New England | NBC Connecticut

So I guess it has the crime and poverty that you'd expect from a much larger city but also the extensive business community and rich history of a larger city as well.
Correct. Punching above its weight is not exactly a good thing.
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:02 PM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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Hartford covers 17 sq mi to get to 120k people. Yet it has an Urban Area the size of Jacksonville. Cut 17 out sq miles with 120k inside Jacksonville but only consider that small portion as the City of Jacksonville, and magically it also punches above it's weight, when all that happened was a redrawing of political boundaries. I feel like Hartford punches at the weight of its urban area. City pop. is worthless as a comparison metric.
Fair enough; the 17 square miles is a crazy city limits. But how many metro areas of 1.2M have 3 global 150 companies? very few if any.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Pittsburgh, PA. I always thought that it had a lot of major league sports teams for its size. On both the city level and CSA level.
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Northern United States
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Des Moines is a city that comes to mind with a vibrant and fast growing downtown area.
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Old 01-15-2017, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Hartford has old bones. In 1950 it had 177,397 people. Today it has 124,006 people (and declining). Hartford feels bigger and more influential because it used to be bigger and more influential.
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