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Old 12-02-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Do a lot of people go to St. Louis to visit? I ask because I went last year with my fiance mostly just to see a Blues game, and tons of people here were like "why are going to St. Louis and what's to see besides the arch" lol. Not making fun of STL or anything, just saying that at least in my area people were questioning why I would go there.
According to that most visited cities thread, a couple years ago 20 million people visited St. Louis. Some of those may be on business, but there are lots of things to do besides the arch and the sporting events. There's the museums and theaters, and nightclubs. Of course there's one of the best zoos in the country also, and it's free. I see your point, that the arch is the biggest tourism point in St. Louis, but probably a lot of people who come to visit the arch do other stuff as well.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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SW Florida...uhhh

Tourism and Housing. Both of which have crashed for the time being.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Here in the Twin Cities, probably Mall of America. Plus corporate headquarters for General Mills, 3M, Best Buy, Target, Guidant Medical, Honeywell, Northwest Airlines (not for long), Toro, United Health Care, Medtronic and probably some others I am forgetting. (Fun fact to know & tell: 100 years ago, the biggest employer was the Twin Cities Rapid Transit Co., which ran the cities' streetcar lines and also manufactured trolleys.)
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Chicago has well the Cubs- Stupid Cubs fans love to spend all of their money at games
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Chicago have the farmers market, right? and Twin Cites has like the largest grain trading something idk..someone help me with this...
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Jersey City is very dependent on the FIRE industries (Finance, Insurance, Real Estate). Starting in the 1980s, this dusty old industrial town became the new home of Wall Street back offices, housed in shiny new waterfront office towers. Goldman Sachs, Lehman Bros., Merrill Lynch, Chase, and insurer AIG employed thousands of workers in Jersey City, earning the city one of its nicknames, "Wall Street West." Some of the jobs are gone now, but most remain. Jersey City also hosts some office and lab space for big pharmaceutical companies such as Forest Labs. Manufacturing still happens here, and of course retail/service jobs are big.
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Real estate, tourism, and coffee!
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Pfff, what doesn't NYC run? Money, money, money. I want the money!
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Tourism, healthcare, finance, IT, higher education.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Houston
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oil with healthcare being a close 2nd (i guess).
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