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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 09-11-2018, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Miami, The Magic City
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Miami/FLL/PB MSA has the 11th highest GDP in the nation. True—it is a hotbed for international banking but it also employs quite a few in the medical and legal professions. Fortune 500 presence in this MSA includes Ryder, AutoNation, Lennar, Publix, World Fuel Services, Office Depot and Jarden. It attracts high net worth individuals from all over the globe that has fueled a real estate boom and sustains high end shopping malls, such as Bal Harbour Shops—consistently one of the top grossing malls in the nation.

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This.

My issue with Miami is that it seems to be trapped in its own bubble, removed from anything else in the country. Even within the state of Florida, it lacks the significant influence that one would think it should have.

Most people I know who DON'T live in the Miami area do business in Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, or out of state.

It's a hotbed for international trade, however.

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Old 09-11-2018, 10:44 AM
 
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Seattle's major weakness is that its really just outclassed in this group by its youngness and size. It has the port, arts, and business. But it lacks history, Universities, and tourism.
Seattle has the world-class institutions University of Washington and Seattle University within city limits - I'd say it beats Miami and maybe even Detroit there. It also gets a fair amount of tourism - I'd venture more than Detroit. In terms of history, Seattle is actually an older city than Miami (1900 populations: Seattle - 80K; Miami - 2K) and I'd argue it has a richer 19th and 20th century history than Miami.

The point is - the three areas where you say Seattle is "outclassed" don't really make sense since you could make a reasonable argument that it's not in last place in any of them among this group.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Detroit.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:11 AM
 
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Atlanta
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:20 PM
 
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I'm surprised how many people picked Detroit at all. I would say Seattle right now because it is a major tech hub. But ATL is on fire and is larger so I can see why people would pick it. Also the future is clearly headed to the South as they have lots of room for expansion. The fact that ATL at least by this website is seen as a front-runner for HQ2 says a lot.

Now

1. Seattle
2. ATL
3. Miami
4. Detroit


Future

1. ATL
2. Seattle
3. Miami
4. Detroit
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I'm surprised how many people picked Detroit at all. I would say Seattle right now because it is a major tech hub. But ATL is on fire and is larger so I can see why people would pick it. Also the future is clearly headed to the South as they have lots of room for expansion. The fact that ATL at least by this website is seen as a front-runner for HQ2 says a lot.

Now

1. Seattle
2. ATL
3. Miami
4. Detroit


Future

1. ATL
2. Seattle
3. Miami
4. Detroit
I very much agree with this.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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Atlanta and Seattle are close at the top. I'd lean Atlanta in part because of the airport.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:15 PM
 
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IMO, in this order:

1. Atlanta
2. Miami
3. Detroit
4. Seattle
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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My list:

1. Seattle - not only the center of the US aircraft industry, but also a top three tech/innovation hub in the country. Five to ten years ago I would have put Detroit above it.

2. Detroit - still the center of the US Auto industry and a big economic driver for the Midwest. Not as important as it used to be but still a big hitter as a metro.

3. Atlanta - major domestic economic hub, but a lot of it's economy is replicable elsewhere.

4. Miami - it's fourth on my list due to both the fact it's primarily a tourist area without any industries that have worldwide influence, and that a lot of it's economy is tied to Latin America as opposed to the US. It's a pretty clear #4 here in my opinion.
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Old 09-11-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Universities- Atlanta, Seattle/Detroit/Miami
Atlanta is the clear winner with Emory, GA Tech, and GA State all in the city. It also basically encompases UGA. Seattle, Detroit, and Miami is a toss. Miami has the highest ranked and most prestigious university of the 3 (U of Miami) but it is private and smaller. Detroit is close to U of M but it is technically not in the metro. Seattle has U of W very close, but it is not as good as the previous two universities.

Economy- Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Detroit

Seattle has the highest per capita GDP and is overall killing it. I would put Atlanta second because it is also doing very well. Then Miami and Detroit.
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