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Old 03-21-2012, 10:31 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Oil won't be big business forever. I hope the economy is diversifying down there.
Houston would still have other sectors of the energy industry, its port(s), the TMC, and its other industries. We could still be able to claim that we're the capital of something. When is Dallas gonna do it?
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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Thankfully, the economy of DFW is so diverse it doesn't have to accept a label as 'capital' of anything.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:10 PM
 
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Houston would still have other sectors of the energy industry, its port(s), the TMC, and its other industries. We could still be able to claim that we're the capital of something. When is Dallas gonna do it?
Seems like it dosent matter.....Dallas is progressing just fine without being the "Capital" of something....Dallas dosent need justification.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Sorry scout_972...we must have posted at the same time
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:43 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Thankfully, the economy of DFW is so diverse it doesn't have to accept a label as 'capital' of anything.
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Seems like it dosent matter.....Dallas is progressing just fine without being the "Capital" of something....Dallas dosent need justification.
Which is exactly DFW is going to level off sooner. It isn't the capital of something. What DFW has is not unique to it and can be recreated elsewhere. New York is finance, the Bay is tech, Houston is energy, LA is manufacturing and entertainment, etc. You can be the capital of an entire industry and still have a diverse economy. Besides, the energy industry is A LOT more than just oil. Dont know why people can't seem to grasp that.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:59 AM
 
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Which is exactly DFW is going to level off sooner. It isn't the capital of something. What DFW has is not unique to it and can be recreated elsewhere. New York is finance, the Bay is tech, Houston is energy, LA is manufacturing and entertainment, etc. You can be the capital of an entire industry and still have a diverse economy. Besides, the energy industry is A LOT more than just oil. Dont know why people can't seem to grasp that.
The same reason people cant grasp the fact that we dont ride horses to work with cowboy hats and spurs down here in Texas....yeah..it sucks!!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:00 AM
 
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Which is exactly DFW is going to level off sooner. It isn't the capital of something.
Your statement defies logic and precedent.

The economy of DFW did not level off 'sooner' during the mid/late 2000s, in what was called the nation's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

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What DFW has is not unique to it and can be recreated elsewhere.
Makes no sense.

Most everything can be recreated elsewhere.

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New York is finance, the Bay is tech, Houston is energy, LA is manufacturing and entertainment, etc. You can be the capital of an entire industry and still have a diverse economy.
True, but the economies of LA, NYC and the SF Bay Area are not in the same class as Houston's. Their economies are more diverse than in most U.S. metro areas.

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Besides, the energy industry is A LOT more than just oil. Dont know why people can't seem to grasp that.
Houston is more than just oil. However, it isn't the 'capital' of many emerging energy sources produced in the United States. Solar, wind, natural gas, ethanol, electric battery cell technology etc.. are being produced and refined in various parts of the country.

Houston's energy base is predominately petro-chemical related.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Your statement defies logic and precedent.

The economy of DFW did not level off 'sooner' during the mid/late 2000s, in what was called the nation's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.



Makes no sense.

Most everything can be recreated elsewhere.



True, but the economies of LA, NYC and the SF Bay Area are not in the same class as Houston's. Their economies are more diverse than in most U.S. metro areas.



Houston is more than just oil. However, it isn't the 'capital' of many emerging energy sources produced in the United States. Solar, wind, natural gas, ethanol, electric battery cell technology etc.. are being produced and refined in various parts of the country.

Houston's energy base is predominately petro-chemical related.
Houston is the energy capital of America, and no other location even comes close to snatching the title. It has been predominantly about oil and gas, but surely you don't believe that our energy companies are dumb enough to just sit back and goof off while alternative fuels play a bigger role in the economy.

Houston Strategies: Will Houston also be the center of alternative energy?
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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Dallas is the capital of something.
Bland and Boring.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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Dallas is the capital of something.
Bland and Boring.
It is? Good thing I live in the burbs then.
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