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Old 10-18-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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But here's the rub. This ranking is based solely on the office locations of the companies listed below:


Ranking of GAWCs Most Strategic Global Cities, 2012:
North America
1 New York
3 Chicago
6 San Francisco
7 Los Angeles
16 Miami
20 Washington DC
24 Toronto
26 Mexico City
27 Dallas
39 Boston
45 Houston
46 Palo Alto

GaWC Research Bulletin 413
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Interesting that McDermott, Will & Emery made the list. I'm sure it's because of the strength of their lobbying and policy group, which is obviously based in Washington, DC, not Chicago.

Dewey & Leboeuf is bankrupt and shouldn't even be on the list.
Dewey & LeBoeuf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Paul Hastings is second rate. But they have a strong lobbying practice, which is again, based out of DC.

Booz is just a spin off from Booz Allen, which is Virginia based.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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When it comes to firms, most people go by the Vault.

Banking Employers Rankings | Vault.com
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Alright Chicago!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Confirms what we already knew which is that NY, Chicago and SF are the top high end service centers in the country. Impressive to see Miami in the top 5 ahead of such heavy weights as Toronto, DC and Boston. For all those who think its nothing but fun in the sun.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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I disagree. GaWC should've ranked the most strategic global cities based on their GDP & population.

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Confirms what we already knew which is that NY, Chicago and SF are the top high end service centers in the country. Impressive to see Miami in the top 5 ahead of such heavy weights as Toronto, DC and Boston. For all those who think its nothing but fun in the sun.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:01 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I disagree. GaWC should've ranked the most strategic global cities based on their GDP & population.
Global power is based well on power, what companies make big decisions that send ripples through the economy, where policy is made, where investments are made, how much of a global reach they have, what companies use their knowledge to consult, make legal matters, etc.

No surprises here really with exception of Miami, though I could see it given it's high connectivity with latin america and all the firms there.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I disagree. GaWC should've ranked the most strategic global cities based on their GDP & population.
When Chicago's GDP gets within $300 billion of L.A., I'll take accounting office lists like this one more seriously.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: NYC
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When Chicago's GDP gets within $300 billion of L.A., I'll take accounting office lists like this one more seriously.
This is from someone who said just a week ago:

"I've seen Chicago ranked as high #4 in GDP, ahead of London and Paris. Do you see why leaning EXCLUSIVELY on GDP is a fail?"

//www.city-data.com/forum/city-...cities-12.html

Oh Raymond what would we do without you...
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Chandler, you remind me of Chandler Bing from Friends. I miss that show


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