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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%
Voters: 229. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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It's hard to say Detroit is not the most important, because of the auto industry and its impact on the world. This is a great question actually, because I can see the merit in all 4 cities:

Detroit -- auto mecca of the world
Miami -- major port and international gateway/tourist destination
Seattle -- tech superstar (along with SF/SJ) with a huge presence in aviation as well
Atlanta -- the "Twin Cities" of the South, meaning it has a highly diversified economy with a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. Is regionally and culturally highly significant.

I say Detroit, for now....but Atlanta, Miami and Seattle are right there and between those three, I'm having a hard time giving the edge to one of them.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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It's hard to say Detroit is not the most important, because of the auto industry and its impact on the world. This is a great question actually, because I can see the merit in all 4 cities:

Detroit -- auto mecca of the world
Miami -- major port and international gateway/tourist destination
Seattle -- tech superstar (along with SF/SJ) with a huge presence in aviation as well
Atlanta -- the "Twin Cities" of the South, meaning it has a highly diversified economy with a multitude of Fortune 500 companies. Is regionally and culturally highly significant.

I say Detroit, for now....but Atlanta, Miami and Seattle are right there and between those three, I'm having a hard time giving the edge to one of them.
Detroit is home to US auto makers but I am still surprised some people have picked it over any of the other cities. Besides for two failed car companies it has nothing. Well two failed companies and a well ran one in Ford. Lets not forget Chrysler is owned by Italian Fiat now. And GM by everyone who pays taxes. Detroit has been on the down fall since the 1970s and has not stopped. Chrysler and GM have been horribly ran companies and failures IMO. And I would argue that Detriot is the Auto Mecca of the world. I guess maybe for one city. I look at Wolfsburg as the auto mecca being home to VW.
But given Fords historical significance I can see what you mean. But I just don't see Detroit today, beating out any of the other cities. Historically, 30 years ago fine. But today I just don't see it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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Georgia tech isnt on the level of UM, UW, UMiami in any sense, GT has an acceptance rate of 79% they practically let everybody in because they are not selective. UM is the best of the group and strong selling point for the Detroit metro area
Are you sure about that?

According to the AJC

High achievers admitted to Georgia Tech *| ajc.com

"About 14,700 students applied for one of the 2,400 spots for fall or the 250 spots for this summer. The admitted class represents 86 countries and 49 states."
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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All very close and important cities.

Detroit is im my opinion the most important but Atl is a very close second.

Seattle edges out Miami due to all the major corportaions in the area.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Atlanta.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:39 PM
 
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wow, Miami gets little love on this poll.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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wow, Miami gets little love on this poll.
Ain't that the truth. Honestly, I don't think CD polls really say much, but Miami sure deserves more than 5 votes.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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I suppose it's because most people are thinking domestically. Miami's influence is more international/Latin American in scope.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:36 AM
 
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It has less to do with people thinking domestically or internationally and everything to do with this site by and large being a joke where people just vote for the same few cities regardless of the poll.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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It has less to do with people thinking domestically or internationally and everything to do with this site by and large being a joke where people just vote for the same few cities regardless of the poll.
In this case, I don't think so. Looking at who's doing the voting (which this poll enables you to do) pretty much demonstrates that. It's way more than the Atlanta posters voting for Atlanta.
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