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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 03-04-2012, 06:51 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Atlanta, Detroit, Miami all have metros between 5 to 6 million and Seattle is above 4 million. Atlanta MSA is 5.3 million with CSA at 5.7 million, Detroit MSA is 4.4 million with CSA at 5.3 million and when including Windsor from across the river it jumps to 5.8 million, Miami is 5.6 million, and Seattle MSA is 3.6 and CSA is 4.2 million. All are close in GMP and other things.

Which of these 4 is most important? Use GMP, travel, ports, industry, tourism, wages, income, companies, history, schools, etc as determining criterias
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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1. Detroit
2. Atlanta
3. Seattle
4. Miami
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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Detroit
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:58 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks Detroit can give Atlanta and Miami a major headache, but it's expected from a place with almost 6 million people.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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Atlanta
Miami
Seattle
Detroit
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:38 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I'd say Atlanta. Although Detroit has historically been the center of the auto industry, Atlanta is home to a lot of things that have a big effect on our daily lives-CNN, Coke, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, etc....
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:59 AM
 
Location: NY
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Seattle
Atlanta
Miami
Detroit
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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My vote went to Miami, due to it's extraordinary internationalism, which is really only outclassed by NYC, LA or SF.

All of Latin America does business there, as does a tiny bit of Europe. I think Atlanta beats it by far in national importance, but thinking globally, Miami really needs no introduction. I know international grad students here in the Triangle, at UNC and Duke (from places as far afield as Austria and Sichuan) who know Miami the minute they set foot in the states, but the others (except perhaps Detroit, and Seattle, due to it's Asia-centric port facility), I have to descibe them before a certain "a-ha" moment sets in.

Having to wait for the "a-ha" moment is what makes the difference.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:36 AM
 
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My vote went to Miami, due to it's extraordinary internationalism, which is really only outclassed by NYC, LA or SF.

All of Latin America does business there, as does a tiny bit of Europe. I think Atlanta beats it by far in national importance, but thinking globally, Miami really needs no introduction. I know international grad students here in the Triangle, at UNC and Duke (from places as far afield as Austria and Sichuan) who know Miami the minute they set foot in the states, but the others (except perhaps Detroit, and Seattle, due to it's Asia-centric port facility), I have to descibe them before a certain "a-ha" moment sets in.

Having to wait for the "a-ha" moment is what makes the difference.
Which is why I was going to ask what context are talking about when we say "most important." That definitely makes a difference.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Today would probably say

Atlanta
Miami
Detroit
Seattle

Seattle could move up this list in the next 10-20 years
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