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View Poll Results: Favorite group of cities
NY-Dallas-Boston 18 29.03%
LA-Hou-SF 19 30.65%
Chi-Wash-Philadelphia 25 40.32%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-08-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Movies, iPods and Gasoline.

What more do we need?

LOL

I vote for team no 2.
Movies and iPods? And the fact that a Boston real estate company owns SF's Embarcadero Center, New York owns MTV, most of Hollywood, and everything around the country, and Dallas is the 2nd fastest growing city in the country (after ATL) means nothing...

The only important thing you listed is gasoline. So in all honesty, Houston is the most important city of the 3. They're the reason you can get to work and back, they have the largest port in the country, and the 2nd most Fortune 500 companies. Move over, LA. Houston doesn't need LA or SF. As a matter of fact, none of us do if all you could think of are iPods and movies as the largest industries there.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You had to put Dallas in with New York and Boston? Why couldn't we have had Philadelphia?
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Philly is fading, It was #4 as recently as 2005. I'm still skeptical about these gargantuan metroes that spread 13,000 sq miles and Philly is pigeon holed at 4,500 sq miles but what are you going to do?.


I'm not even going to get into Mercer County NJ which is 15 miles from the border of the city of Philadelphia yet gets included in the NYC metro 70 miles away.
Look at urban areas then. Houston's metro does not stretch for those 10,000 square miles at all. Texas counties are just so large that, if a small section of the country is urbanized and commuted into Houston, then the whole county is included (good examples are Chambers, Waller, and Fort Bend Counties in Houston's metro).
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Movies and iPods? And the fact that a Boston real estate company owns SF's Embarcadero Center, New York owns MTV, most of Hollywood, and everything around the country, and Dallas is the 2nd fastest growing city in the country (after ATL) means nothing...
Come on. SF is home to a boatload of tech companies and the bulk of Hollywood's movie studios are HQ'ed in the LA area. NYC does have the hold on TV studios though.

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The only important thing you listed is gasoline. So in all honesty, Houston is the most important city of the 3. They're the reason you can get to work and back, they have the largest port in the country, and the 2nd most Fortune 500 companies. Move over, LA. Houston doesn't need LA or SF. As a matter of fact, none of us do if all you could think of are iPods and movies as the largest industries there.
I like this.
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Old 12-08-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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You had to put Dallas in with New York and Boston? Why couldn't we have had Philadelphia?
Exactly. Dallas is random. Then again, NYC,BOS,Phil would have won.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I thought it would've been better to group by region...

So Maybe like
NYC, Boston, Philly
Dallas and Houston
Los Angeles and San Fran...etc.

But whateva :]
The 1st one is obviously the best ...
Broadway, History, and Cowboys...
... plus we apparently all have that 'snobby thing' going around... ;]
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Bizarre thread.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Movies and iPods? And the fact that a Boston real estate company owns SF's Embarcadero Center, New York owns MTV, most of Hollywood, and everything around the country, and Dallas is the 2nd fastest growing city in the country (after ATL) means nothing...
The Embarcadero Center in the financial district has nothing to with Silicon Valley and I would like to remind you that Silicon Valley is at least LIKED by everyday Americans, unlike Wall Street which is now seen as a center of greed and bad management-how low class.

On the other hand, The Bay Area has its hand print all over technology and that evolves with the ebb and flow of the economy. In fact as I posted in another thread, the bay area and the western US practically owns the internet.

20 Most Visited Websites in the World/ HQ
1 Yahoo/ Bay Area
2 Google/ Bay Area
3 YouTube/ Bay Area
4 Windows Live/ Seattle
5 Facebook/ Bay Area
6 MSN/ Seattle
7 Myspace/ Los Angeles
8 Wikipedia/ Bay Area
9 Blogger/ Bay Area
10 Yahoo(Japanese)/ Bay Area
11 Baidu/ Beijing
12 Google(Indian)/ Bay Area
13 Google(German)/ Bay Area
14 Rapidshare/ Cham, Switzerland
15 QQ/ Shenzhen, China
16 MSN/ Seattle
17 Hi5/ Bay Area
18 Sina/ Shanghai
19 Google(French)/ Bay Area
20 EBay/ Bay Area

Alexa Web Search - Top 500 (http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500 - broken link)

20 Most Visited Websites in the US/ HQ
1 Google/ Bay Area
2 Yahoo/ Bay Area
3 Myspace/ Los Angeles
4 YouTube/ Bay Area
5 Facebook/ Bay Area
6 Windows Live/ Seattle
7 MSN/ Seattle
8 EBay/ Bay Area
9 Wikipedia/ Bay Area
10 AOL/ DC
11 Craigslist/ Bay Area
12 Blogger/ Bay Area
13 Amazon/ Seattle
14 Go/ Los Angeles
15 CNN/ Atlanta
16 ESPN/ Bristol, CT
17 Photobucket/ Bay Area
18 Flickr/ Bay Area
19 Microsoft/ Seattle
20 Comcast/ Philadelphia

http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_sit...ntry&lang=none


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The only important thing you listed is gasoline.
Although Im sure that you and all your friends own iPods, google things, watch movies and listen to music downloaded from the net.

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So in all honesty
Dont you mean in all envy?

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Houston is the most important city of the 3.
Actually the biggest player in Houston's entire energy industry is headquartered in the suburban Bay Area. A small outfit called Chevron-ever heard of them?

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They're the reason you can get to work and back, they have the largest port in the country, and the 2nd most Fortune 500 companies. Move over, LA.
I realize your trying to divide and conquer since the other regions mentioned are so boring but LA, SF and Houston are a great threesome and for the record, the Bay Area has more F500 companies and F1000 companies than either Houston or LA.

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Houston doesn't need LA or SF.
Are you sure? America's largest gas market BY FAR is California. Im sure Houston's energy execs would disagree that LA and SF dont matter.

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As a matter of fact, none of us do if all you could think of are iPods and movies as the largest industries there.
Actually its become painfully apparent that we dont need Wall Street. Actually we need someone else to manage our money since Wall Street has proven itself horribly incapable..Here's a suggestion.

Suzie Ormand, she lives in Oakland btw.

Oh, and the future of the economy is green. Just wanted to let the rest of the world know.
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I have an affection for both Philadelphia and Chicago, and I have to go with the group that has both! I love Washington as well, so that really makes the choice even easier for me.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Actually the biggest player in Houston's entire energy industry is headquartered in the suburban Bay Area. A small outfit called Chevron-ever heard of them?
You sure? I'm pretty sure that ExxonMobil and Shell have more employees than Chevron does in Houston.

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Are you sure? America's largest gas market BY FAR is California. Im sure Houston's energy execs would disagree that LA and SF dont matter.
But Houston is still the center of the Energy Industry. This is where the execs in the business live, work, and play. The tops in the industry are down here. Energy is also diversifying, so it's getting better.
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