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Old 01-16-2014, 02:52 AM
 
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I really don't see a comparison here. Philly is not a "global" city like Miami is. It basically stands in the shadows of NYC and similar to Boston.
They are "regional powerhouses".
Miami is the new #2 city in the US. Wealth report says NY and Miami are the most important US cities.

Global Cities | Databank | The Wealth Report 2012
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Hence why I'm surprised they don't have a diplomatic mission.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Hence why I'm surprised they don't have a diplomatic mission.
I'm surprised they don't have more consulates in the US

Russian Consulates in the U.S. | Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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Miami is the new #2 city in the US. Wealth report says NY and Miami are the most important US cities.

Global Cities | Databank | The Wealth Report 2012
haha, what? I've never met anyone who went to miami for anything but a long weekend in the winter.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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I was curious about this, so maybe it'd interest someone else. Diplomatic missions in one city, but not the other.

Houston:
Angola
China
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Greece
India
Indonesia
Norway
Pakistan
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Turkey
Vietnam

Miami
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Bulgaria
Dominican Republic
Haiti
Jamaica
Netherlands
Paraguay
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay

I'm a bit surprised that Miami doesn't have a Russian consulate. I'm also surprised it has ones for the Netherlands and Bulgaria.
I'm not. The Netherlands has several overseas territories, most of which are located in the Caribbean (Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten - the latter two of which were the former Netherlands Antilles).
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Miami is the new #2 city in the US. Wealth report says NY and Miami are the most important US cities.

Global Cities | Databank | The Wealth Report 2012
LOL I hate to break it to you but this ^ is based on the opinions of only Citibank's Financial Advisors, not stats. So basically it looks like they just picked where their clients live.

Also, in the 2013 Wealth Report on page 22, we see Miami dropped to 26th.
The Wealth Report | My Knight Frank

And on page 9, real data(not opinions) shows that Miami isn't even in the Top 30 cities where ultra high net worth individuals actually live.




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Old 01-16-2014, 08:21 AM
 
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Wow, I'm utterly disgusted at every Miami poster at the moment. Miami is not that damn important. If the US government made a list of most important cities to the well being of our country and preserving the ideal of our union Miami would be a solid 11 or 12 right ahead or behind Seattle
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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I was curious about this, so maybe it'd interest someone else. Diplomatic missions in one city, but not the other.

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Where did you get that list? Check out this one: List of diplomatic missions in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Both have many more than that.

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Houston has more foreign consulates than Miami, it is the Energy Capital of the world, with a bustling port, and many corporations that have links with other countries not only in Latin America, but also, in Africa, Asia, etc.

Houston and Dallas are obviously the two major powers in the American South (If Texas is considered southern).
Miami has 35, Houston has 38, so yes. Houston does beat South Florida's ports in cargo transport even though the majority of the cargo is just put on trains and trucks and shipped out around the country. We all agree on the energy thing. But the corporations thing. The companies that have Latin American HQs in Miami are not just Latin American companies. They are global power house companies like Microsoft, Disney, Sony, FedEx etc.. I can see an argument since Houston does have better direct connections to Africa and Asia but the thing is it is crazy how connected Miami is to Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe as well. So well I can agree that Houston can be seen as being connected to more places the depth of connections in Miami to the places it does do a lot of business with IMO is still more impressive and far reaching than Houston's. But these are things statistics don't measure well and are more personal opinion.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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What do you think LA was in 1900? There wasn't much there either. And it's growth is far more impressive. 18 million to 6.

LA's rise beats Miami, easily. Where does LA Metro population rank in the world? Top 10? That's insane. Not to mention, LA's in a isolated part of the United States. And it somehow grew into one of the most important cities in the world.

Please.
LA county in 1890: 101,000
Miami-Dade in 1890: 861

LA County in 1900: 170,000
Miami-Dade in 1900: 5,000

LA County in 1950: 4,150,000
Miami-Dade in 1950: 495,000

LA County in 1970: 7,040,000
Miami-Dade in 1970: 1,260,000

LA County in 2000: 9,500,000
Miami-Dade in 2000:2,250,000

LA County in 2010: 9,810,000
Miami-Dade in 2010: 2,496,000

LA's growth has been very impressive but it certainly was not nothing in at the turn of the century 1890s-1900s.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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So the Alpha-Beta-Gamma ranking is based on how connected cities are to other cities & regions around the world.

The GaWC Control and Command Index is based on MSAs and how they are positioned against other cities in the world as far as concentration of corporate power based on the following criteria:
Quote:
Ri,x,y = the proportion of revenues in the total dataset;
Ai,x,y = the proportion of assets in the total dataset;
Pi,x,y = the proportion of profit in the total dataset;
MVi,x,y = the proportion of market value in the total dataset;
i = the number of the company headquartered in city in given year (i = 1,…,nx,y);
n = the total number of companies headquartered in city x in year y.
So here are the results for North American cities vs the world:

North American Cities(MSA) Control and Command Index Rank in the world, 2012
2 New York
7 San Jose
8 San Francisco
11 Dallas
12 Washington DC
14 Chicago
15 Toronto
16 Houston
23 Minneapolis

Here is an intra-US ranking:

US Cities(MSA) ranked by Domestic Control and Command, 2012
1 New York
2 San Jose
3 Washington DC
4 San Francisco
5 Dallas
6 Chicago
7 Houston
8 Minneapolis
9 Seattle
10 Charlotte
11 Atlanta
12 Bridgeport
13 Detroit
14 Fayetteville
15 Philadelphia
16 Los Angeles
17 Omaha
18 Cincinnati
19 Boston
20 Hartford
21 Pittsburgh
22 Denver
23 St Louis
24 Indianapolis
25 Richmond

GaWC Research Bulletin 430

This isn't a ranking of absolute power clearly, but their criteria yielded the results above. San Jose tho. LOL
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