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Old 05-08-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Is it square mileage?

Is it population?

Is it density (of any variety)?

Is it a number of amenities per capita?

Is it the square mileage of the metro?

Is it the population of the metro?

Is it the density (of any variety) in the metro?

Is it a number of amenities per capita in the metro?


Or a combination?



Explain:
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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Combo.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Metro population, economic output, infrastructure.

IMO.

I guess it'd also depend on your definition of big. 2M+ big or New York big?
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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By U.S standards? - I say 6 million min in the CSA.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Evidently in East Texas it has to get a TJMaxx
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Evidently in East Texas it has to get a TJMaxx
Youre awful.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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evidently in east texas it has to get a tjmaxx
+1,000,000,000,000,000,000
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Nashville/Memphis
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Large city,...100,000
Large Metro 1,000,000
Huge City 2,000,000
Huge Metro (american) 5,000,000
Global City 3,000,000
Global Metro 10,000,000
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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To be big, a city needs a pro sports team.

For example, no one even knows Minneapolis exists. But they know about that city called Minnesota.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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To be big, a city needs a pro sports team.

For example, no one even knows Minneapolis exists. But they know about that city called Minnesota.
Preferably a major league (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL) team. A DAILY newspaper (an amenity that few will have in ten years). An airport with 24 hour staffed tower. Art museums. Several live theater companies.
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