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View Poll Results: 10th most influential US City
Atlanta 39 52.70%
Denver 10 13.51%
Detroit 6 8.11%
Honolulu 3 4.05%
Miami 4 5.41%
Seattle 12 16.22%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-06-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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Research from previous threads, the following are a 'lock' for the Top 9 US Cities: NYC, LA, Chicago, DC, SF, BOS, Philadelphia, Houston and Dallas.

Based on the following criteria, what would be the 10th city?

- Economy
- Historical relevance
- Future earnings (potential)
- Population growth
- Influx of international migrants
- Frequent international tourists
- Connection to international countries
- Hub for multiple industries
- Regional king
- Mix use public transportation
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:56 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Between Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, and Seattle its tough because they are all so close but I think Detroit or Atlanta are the answer for now. Almost 6 million people with the CSA and together with Windsor. I give Detroit the edge over Atlanta. Their GDPs are in the same tier where Atl, Detroit, and Miami underperform and Seattle over performs
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Influence on the world and even the country will have to go with Miami. Miami has more ifluence than even some of the cities listed above it like Philly or Dallas. Miami is the de-facto capital of Latin America, a coner stone hub of the world. Entertainment, Transportation, Banking, Entertainment and tourism and international business.

Two largest cruise ship ports in the world, two large cargo ports. 2nd biggest inernational airport gateway for passengers in the US, biggest for International air cargo in the US.
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Miami is not more important than Dallas or Philadelphia

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Old 03-06-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Miami is not more important than Dallas or Philadelphia

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In U.S. business I agree 100%. In terms of overall importance we will agree to disagree. I can give you Philly with its huge histroical importance but as I said in my post considering the world and looking at these cities on a global scale I will say Miami has more influence than Dallas or Philly 100% more influence in global culture, and more influence in international business and commerce.
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On this ranking scale they are in the same position: Global city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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Way more interesting discussion than what I proposed.

Going by population solely, it's Detroit.
Going by growth economically, I'd say Atlanta

It's hard to juggle between those two.

IMO, Seattle is probably 11th or 12th, give or take.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:12 PM
 
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Research from previous threads, the following are a 'lock' for the Top 9 US Cities: NYC, LA, Chicago, DC, SF, BOS, Philadelphia, Houston and Dallas.

Based on the following criteria, what would be the 10th city?

- Economy
- Historical relevance
- Future earnings (potential)
- Population growth
- Influx of international migrants
- Frequent international tourists
- Connection to international countries
- Hub for multiple industries
- Regional king
- Mix use public transportation
What does public transportation have to do with influence? What major city doesn't have multiple industries? How does one even begin to predict future earnings/potential?
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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In U.S. business I agree 100%. In terms of overall importance we will agree to disagree. I can give you Philly with its huge histroical importance but as I said in my post considering the world and looking at these cities on a global scale I will say Miami has more influence than Dallas or Philly 100% more influence in global culture, and more influence in international business and commerce.
Global Cities 2010: The Rankings | Foreign Policy

On this ranking scale they are in the same position: Global city - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Well you're wrong. I'm sorry but if you seriously think that Miami is more influential than Philadelphia then you don't know what influential means. Miami without a doubt is a more global city and I don't think anybody could argue with that. However, what exactly has Miami produced that hasn't been an exact import from whatever country the people producing it came from? Philadelphia and its metro have a real culture, one that is their own, and have been more culturally significant than almost any city in the US, with New York being the only one who can claim as much of an influence throughout history.

By the way, I don't even remotely think Houston or Dallas are a lock for the Top 10 over Detroit or Atlanta, let alone over Miami.

Top 10: NYC, Chicago, San Francisco/LA, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Detroit/Atlanta (might even put those ahead of Miami).

Houston and Dallas may be big and may have things going for them but what exactly have they produced? How are they International? Seattle may be an "it" city but it's got nothing on Detroit or Atlanta. Actually, come to think of it.. why isn't New Orleans in the discussion, and why on Earth is Denver in the discussion?

Now if we wanted to break it down into categories then it'd be a bit different. Global Top 10: NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago.. from there it gets tricky.

Cultural Top 10: NYC/Philadelphia, Detroit/Chicago, New Orleans, and from there it gets tricky. San Francisco is possibly next after New Orleans.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Well you're wrong. I'm sorry but if you seriously think that Miami is more influential than Philadelphia then you don't know what influential means. Miami without a doubt is a more global city and I don't think anybody could argue with that. However, what exactly has Miami produced that hasn't been an exact import from whatever country the people producing it came from? Philadelphia and its metro have a real culture, one that is their own, and have been more culturally significant than almost any city in the US, with New York being the only one who can claim as much of an influence throughout history.

By the way, I don't even remotely think Houston or Dallas are a lock for the Top 10 over Detroit or Atlanta, let alone over Miami.

Top 10: NYC, Chicago, San Francisco/LA, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, Detroit/Atlanta (might even put those ahead of Miami).

Houston and Dallas may be big and may have things going for them but what exactly have they produced? How are they International? Seattle may be an "it" city but it's got nothing on Detroit or Atlanta. Actually, come to think of it.. why isn't New Orleans in the discussion, and why on Earth is Denver in the discussion?

Now if we wanted to break it down into categories then it'd be a bit different. Global Top 10: NYC, LA, Miami, Chicago.. from there it gets tricky.

Cultural Top 10: NYC/Philadelphia, Detroit/Chicago, New Orleans, and from there it gets tricky. San Francisco is possibly next after New Orleans.
Modern times and not 1776 I see Miami being more influential but we are probably looking at it in different ways. Miami influences the whole region of Latin America. As I said in my post if we want to look at histroical importantnce no question Philly is ahead of Miami. I said that.

I definetly agree with your Denver comment.
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