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Old 12-02-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What are the biggest money makers for your/any city? For example Detroit has auto industry, Las Vegas has casinos, and Houston has oil. Also if anyone knows what type of businesses or industries cities are leaning towards that would be nice.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Saint Louis used to be
First in Shoes
First in Booze
Last in the American League

Now it's healthcare & agri-busn.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Tourism? Probably the Arch and the Cardinals.

Actual Business? I would think healthcare is a big one. The colleges probably employ a lot of people also. Beer is still existent obviously, with A-B Inbev :yuck: and Schlafly, but the beer industry in St. Louis probably isn't near what it once was when you also had Lemp, for example.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Hollywood for L.A.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Tourism? Probably the Arch and the Cardinals.

Actual Business? I would think healthcare is a big one. The colleges probably employ a lot of people also. Beer is still existent obviously, with A-B Inbev :yuck: and Schlafly, but the beer industry in St. Louis probably isn't near what it once was when you also had Lemp, for example.

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.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:58 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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I travel to different cities just to see that city and see something different. But I ask the same question, why would someone want to visit St. Louis?
Sometimes for the same reason as stated above.
Sometimes to see or do something specific. i.e. Sporting event, museums, etc...
Then of course there is busn. or a convention that you may be forced to attend.
But I think certain cities are a larger draw for tourists because that city has a lot more of everything to offer. Such as NYC, Chi. LA. For history or shopping you could include Philly, Boston, SF. Most other large cities are in the same boat as St. Louis.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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Hollywood for L.A.
Actually, a few years ago I heard on NPR that the port made generated more money than Hollywood for L.A. Not something you think of -- odd, huh?
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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human capital...people are a commodity and depending on how big and how deep a city's labor pool is will determine its' prosperity.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Orlando.....Tourism is the major one...Let's just change that to the Central Florida area because AAA headquarters are up in Heathrow.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:23 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I travel to different cities just to see that city and see something different. But I ask the same question, why would someone want to visit St. Louis?
Sometimes for the same reason as stated above.
Sometimes to see or do something specific. i.e. Sporting event, museums, etc...
Then of course there is busn. or a convention that you may be forced to attend.
But I think certain cities are a larger draw for tourists because that city has a lot more of everything to offer. Such as NYC, Chi. LA. For history or shopping you could include Philly, Boston, SF. Most other large cities are in the same boat as St. Louis.
I go to St. Louis to see the zoo and the brewery. There are lots of things to do and see in the vicinity. Roadside America - Guide to Uniquely Odd Tourist Attractions See for yourself.

20yrsinBranson
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