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View Poll Results: Most important metro?
Atlanta 92 40.17%
Detroit 37 16.16%
Miami 22 9.61%
Seattle 63 27.51%
All close 15 6.55%
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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How can you leave out BOEING. Arguably one of the most important companies and manufactures in the history of mankind. And the US largest international exporter.
Just rattling companies off the top of my head. Boeing simply slipped my mind, but yes it is obviously a huge one.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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How can you leave out BOEING. Arguably one of the most important companies and manufactures in the history of mankind. And the US largest international exporter.
Boeing moved to Chicago back in I believe 2002 and wasn't it just last year there was controversy because they wanted to move more jobs out of Seattle to South Carolina against the union's wishes?
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Seattle should have way more votes.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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Just rattling companies off the top of my head. Boeing simply slipped my mind, but yes it is obviously a huge one.
Boeing has had somewhat of a cyclical history in Seattle. In the past, a downturn at Boeing pummeled Seattle. Today, the diversification helps absorb the ripples. But then, other than this, it's Microsoft, dot coms and coffee. Seattle is just too far away, is a hub to a not very populous region (just like Denver), and is a Pacific port along with SD, LA, SF and PDX.

You can't ignore the statistic that Atlanta is within a 2-hour flight of 80+% of the US's population.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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How can you leave out BOEING. Arguably one of the most important companies and manufactures in the history of mankind. And the US largest international exporter.
You mean the same BOEING that is a group of companies that are mostly descended from the Northeast? Is that the BOEING you're referring to?

Don't get me wrong, BOEING has always been an important company but if it hadn't poached so many companies from places like the Philadelphia metro or merged with companies who did or both, it wouldn't be anywhere near the power it is today.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Boeing moved to Chicago back in I believe 2002 and wasn't it just last year there was controversy because they wanted to move more jobs out of Seattle to South Carolina against the union's wishes?
Actually there moving more jobs to Seattle there closing there Witchita plant and moving the jobs to Seattle. And south Carolina wanted them to build there next new plane plant there but they have decided to build there next two planes in Seattle. And they have opened new offices for there comercial airplane division they just leased a large office building downtown . There comercial airplane coperate office is still in Seattle there world head office over all of Boeing , military, space, airplanes, computers.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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I would put Microsoft as an important company its global and used everywhere . More jobs come from Amazon , and Microsoft then Boeing in Seattle.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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U of M, UC Berkeley and UCLA are probably the best public universities in America. However, U of M's status can't resurrect metro Detroit's problems. It's also the oldest of the three, founded in 1817. As selective as UCB and UCLA are, so is Virginia, but that's because it's "the Public Ivy," though I rarely hear it quoted for any study.

Let's face it, UW, UNC Chapel Hill and UT Austin are all great public schools, but they are not THE factor in making or breaking a metro area. The fact that UW and U of M get huge amounts of funding don't knock Atlanta off its pedestal. Atlanta is home to, or the regional hub for, too many big companies, not to mention the world's busiest airport.
Jackson-Hartfield is #1 for Passengers but Miami International does 3x the amount of Cargo/Freight then Jackson-Hartfield does. Miami does nearly twice as many International passengers which is also a more valuable item then Domestic Passengers. As a result MIA actually has a bigger economic impact.

As of 2012: ATL FactSheet
As of 2008: http://www.miami-airport.com/pdfdoc/economic_impact.pdf
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I would put Microsoft as an important company its global and used everywhere . More jobs come from Amazon , and Microsoft then Boeing in Seattle.
Apple is a larger, more important company as of the moment though =) and yes I am a mac owner haha.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Boeing moved to Chicago back in I believe 2002 and wasn't it just last year there was controversy because they wanted to move more jobs out of Seattle to South Carolina against the union's wishes?
Their planes and majority of their workers are still in Seattle. Seattle is still Boeing's "home" that is where the planes come from, that is where they are made and designed etc.. But you are right, their HQ's are in Chicago.
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