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Old 06-12-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Arm candy rarely pays off....in fact she's usually pretty high maintenance and costly.
...but fu-un!

 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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It's ok Terry. It's good you love SA. Be proud that you think SA is just a plain jane. Isn't that who you want to take home to meet mom? Not the slutty girl you picked up some dive. Arm candy rarely pays off....in fact she's usually pretty high maintenance and costly.
Yeppers but eye candy is so hard to resist. Ok, if we are going to be a provinical city why not develop the near east and west side of the city. This area is a disgrace compared to what other cities are doing
 
Old 06-12-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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Yeppers but eye candy is so hard to resist. Ok, if we are going to be a provinical city why not develop the near east and west side of the city. This area is a disgrace compared to what other cities are doing
Why you worry so much about "other cities"?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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Of course San Antonio isn't attracting major corporate headquarters. We are competing against the likes of Dallas, Houston, and Austin. All have better transportation (light-rail), more developed CBDs, and are wealthier.

The city bends over backwards to attract more low paying military jobs, but does little to attract or retain corporate headquarters. It will take major changes for San Antonio to be attractive to corporations.



Quality of course. That said we don't have a very quality downtown. It includes very little residential components and very few of the cities major employers. It's numerous hotels, restaurants, and shops centered around the Riverwalk to cater to tourists.

San Antonio has the sixth largest downtown population in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census and the Brookings institute. It might not have that many modern residential high rises, but, more converted historical structures. San Antonio has the most active downtown in Texas with the most ammenties. More residential will spur from the river expansion and lively new emerging districts. Downtown San Antonio is setting the stage for great new developments.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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I agree one hundred percent. Sometimes, perception can ultimately prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy in regards to economic and corporate development. It can even be more persuasive than reality, because perception defines how something is seen, whereas reality defines how something is.

Not only does Austin have UT, a world class institution churning out top talent (who, by and large stay in Austin), but also demonstrates very strong and emerging information technology, pharmaceutical, biotech, and private equity industries. So right there, it's at a tremendous advantage over San Antonio.

But, most importantly, the reason I believe Austin will eventually surpass San Antonio in both population and significance is that Austinites, and the city government, generally embrace progress, reform, and continuity. While San Antonians and the city government, on the other hand, seem to embrace invariability, and a kind of defiant, stalwart retrogressiveness in regards to moving San Antonio to the next level.

San Antonio needs to get it together, and get it together fast, because it continues to get left further and further behind.

Wow, Austin is stronger than San Antonio's Biomedical industry? A bunch of baseless mumble. San Antonio's Biomedical-medical, is in the multi-billions, nearly $20 billion on the local economy. Austins cant even come close. The Austin economy is not diversified like San Antonio's. San Antonio's Financial sector is the largest in Texas, well over 20 billion. Then you have Aerospace, Manufacturing and National defense, Convention and Tourisim that are in the mutli billions impact wise. Can Austin say it's stronger in those major sectors? No Way! Austin has the Tech and Music industry, San Antonio has it's strenghts.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:53 PM
 
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San Antonio has it's strenghts.
Just wanted to tell you I like your pictures of SA on the Texas topic of skylines.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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...but fu-un!

Haha!!! There's always Vegas for that!
 
Old 06-13-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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SA,

Do you know that Austin is your major competitor or Trojan Horse ready to take all it can get from you and overthrow you. I recently got back from California and the impression most resident have is that Austin is the third largest city in Texas. The comment was " We just don't hear that much about San Antonio"

Atlanta is a prime example of a city that has nice progressive skyline that multi national business are headquarted there
 
Old 06-13-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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SA,

Do you know that Austin is your major competitor or Trojan Horse ready to take all it can get from you and overthrow you. I recently got back from California and the impression most resident have is that Austin is the third largest city in Texas. The comment was " We just don't hear that much about San Antonio"

Atlanta is a prime example of a city that has nice progressive skyline that multi national business are headquarted there

Why you worry so much about other city?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 07:13 AM
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SA,

Do you know that Austin is your major competitor or Trojan Horse ready to take all it can get from you and overthrow you. I recently got back from California and the impression most resident have is that Austin is the third largest city in Texas. The comment was " We just don't hear that much about San Antonio"

Atlanta is a prime example of a city that has nice progressive skyline that multi national business are headquarted there
Good, maybe they'll all either stay in CA or move to Austin when they can no longer afford CA rather than come here. WGAF????
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