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Old 01-14-2014, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Not everyone's favorite ranking(myself included) because in the past it's been based purely on satellite office locations for certain companies.

Anyway...

Here is the link
GaWC - The World According to GaWC 2012

Quote:
alpha++ cities In all analyses, London and New York stand out as clearly more integrated than all other cities and constitute their own high level of integration

alpha+ cities Other highly integrated cities that complement London and New York , largely filling in advanced service needs for the Pacific Asia

alpha & alpha- cities Very important world cities that link major economic regions and states into the world economy

All beta level cities These are important world cities that are instrumental in linking their region or state into the world economy

All gamma level cities These can be world cities linking smaller regions or states into the world economy, or important world cities whose major global capacity is not in advanced producer services

Cities with sufficiency of services These are cities that are not world cities as defined here but they have sufficient services so as not to be overtly dependent on world cities. Two specialised categories of city are common at this level of integration: smaller capital cities, and traditional centres of manufacturing regions

GaWC - The World According to GaWC
Here are North American Cities and how they rank in order:

ALPHA CITIES
Alpha++
New York

Alpha+
None

Alpha
Chicago
Toronto
Los Angeles
Mexico City

Alpha-
San Francisco
Washington DC
Miami
Boston
Atlanta

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BETA CITIES
Beta+
Dallas
Montreal
Philadephia
Houston

Beta
Vancouver

Beta-
Guatemala City
Panama City
San Jose(Costa Rica)
Minneapolis
Cleveland
Seattle
Detroit
Calgary
Denver
San Diego

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GAMMA CITIES
Gamma+
Santo Domingo
St Louis
Baltimore
Phoenix
Charlotte
Tampa

Gamma
San Juan
Guadalajara
Raleigh
San Jose(USA)
Cincinnati
Milwaukee

Gamma-
Columbus
Orlando
Kansas City
Portland

----------------------------

High Sufficiency Cities
Indianapolis
Richmond
Tijuana
Austin
Nassau(Bahamas)
Tegucigalpa
Hartford
Edmonton
Salt Lake City
Ottawa

Sufficiency Cities
San Antonio
Nashville
Sacramento
Providence
Jacksonville
Puebla
Las Vegas
Birmingham
Memphis
Halifax
Ciudad Juarez
Winnipeg
Greensboro
Montpelier
New Orleans
Rocheser
Hamilton
Kingston
Des Moines
Madison

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Old 01-14-2014, 02:55 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Miami and Atlanta are higher ranked than Houston/Dallas? Uh...
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:56 AM
 
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^ Surprised you aren't from Texas! Wait until the Texans get a hold of this info! Why does it amaze you that Miami & the ATL are above Dallas & Houston?
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm surprised about Atlanta being ranked higher, but not Miami. Dallas & Houston are clearly more important than both, but one thing that's important about this criteria is that they appear to be looking for cities that "link" economies. Miami is the American hub for US operations for many Latin American companies, therefore they are a pretty strong link between economies.

Houston & Dallas are both stronger economies, but are more localized. Houston is an energy powerhouse, but its major power lies within the US. While companies like Exxon certainly have an impact beyond our borders, I'm not sure you can say a resource-based industry "links" economies.

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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Miami is pretty much a baby historically, and its already an Alpha city. Thats amazing.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Some of these are a strange.

Dallas going from an Alpha - to a Beta +
Raleigh going from High Sufficiency all the way to a Gamma
Nashville going from High Sufficiency to Sufficiency
Austin going from a Gamma - to a High Sufficiency
St. Louis going from a Beta- to Gamma +
Atlanta above Houston

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Old 01-14-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Toronto and SF were both "Alpha" cities previously. SF has since been downgraded to "Alpha-", while Toronto is still Alpha.
In addition to SF, Seoul and Washington DC have also dropped from "Alpha" to "Alpha-".
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Toronto and SF were both "Alpha" cities previously. SF has since been downgraded to "Alpha-", while Toronto is still Alpha.
In addition to SF, Seoul and Washington DC have also dropped from "Alpha" to "Alpha-".
Chicago was also an Alpha+ and is now just Alpha.

Los Angeles(and San Francisco for that matter, but I wont quibble if its still based on officr locations) should be Alpha+ if the criteria is an emphasis on Asia Pacific as the article states.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I'm surprised about Atlanta being ranked higher, but not Miami. Dallas & Houston are clearly more important than both, but one thing that's important about this criteria is that they appear to be looking for cities that "link" economies. Miami is the American hub for US operations for many Latin American companies, therefore they are a pretty strong link between economies.

Houston & Dallas are both stronger economies, but are more localized. Houston is an energy powerhouse, but its major power lies within the US. While companies like Exxon certainly have an impact beyond our borders, I'm not sure you can say a resource-based industry "links" economies.
Houston's economy is localized??? Since when???
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston's economy is localized??? Since when???
Dallas' isnt either. Houston's is more international oil/energy based and Dallas' is more logistics, finance, and tech based. Nieither of them have localized economies.
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