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Old 07-09-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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First I want to add to what others have said already in that LA, San Diego, and Philly are already major cities. I think there is no debating that. IMO Seattle and Minneapolis are also major cities for that matter.

I see Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Austin, Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa, Milwaukee, Nashville, Louisville, KC, St. Louis, and Portland to join that lists. Phoenix is the sleeper of the larger cities because it already huge but I don't hear too much about innovation that is going on. I think that same lack plagues my home city of Charlotte. The problem with Charlotte is that it is trying to copy other cities instead of becoming its own. But that is another topic. This innovation is what makes cities like Austin, Raleigh, and Portland so neat. I have heard of Milwaukee doing some new work to make itself better so that's cool.

All in all, I still feel my home city of Charlotte will emerge as a major city in the ranks of our bigger sibling Atlanta.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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All in all, I still feel my home city of Charlotte will emerge as a major city in the ranks of our bigger sibling Atlanta.
The ranks of Atlanta? Yeah, and I hear our budget deficit will be flat by end of fiscal year.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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The ranks of Atlanta? Yeah, and I hear our budget deficit will be flat by end of fiscal year.
I love your optimism. Lol. I also never put a timeline.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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I think there is a lot of confusion in this thread in regards to:

a) whether by "major city" we are talking about on a global or national scale.
and b) what exactly a major city is.

I think on a global scale, America's only real "major" cities are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, and to a lesser extent San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. So if we're discussing what U.S. cities will eventually become major on a global scale, I'd say perhaps Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

On a national scale, there are tons of major cities at least in my definition of major. I personally consider Charlotte and Austin to be major, but clearly I may be in the minority. I would say Albuquerque and perhaps some southern cities are on the way to becoming prominent.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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I think Omaha is already a major city in its own right. It has nearly 440,000 in the city alone (almost 1 million in the metro!!!) I'd easily rank Omaha right up there with Kansas City, Louisville, and even St. Louis. I don't know why this wonderful city is not mentioned much. It is certainly a hidden gem in America's heartland.

I'd say Ohama will be a "true" major US city in 5 years tops!!!
You better switch bait. I don't like that kind.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:05 PM
 
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First I want to add to what others have said already in that LA, San Diego, and Philly are already major cities. I think there is no debating that. IMO Seattle and Minneapolis are also major cities for that matter.

I see Phoenix, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Austin, Raleigh, Orlando, Tampa, Milwaukee, Nashville, Louisville, KC, St. Louis, and Portland to join that lists. Phoenix is the sleeper of the larger cities because it already huge but I don't hear too much about innovation that is going on. I think that same lack plagues my home city of Charlotte. The problem with Charlotte is that it is trying to copy other cities instead of becoming its own. But that is another topic. This innovation is what makes cities like Austin, Raleigh, and Portland so neat. I have heard of Milwaukee doing some new work to make itself better so that's cool.

All in all, I still feel my home city of Charlotte will emerge as a major city in the ranks of our bigger sibling Atlanta.
Phoenix is already a major city. Raleigh and Louisville, I think are a lot further behind the others. Tampa will most likely reach major status first.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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I think Omaha is already a major city in its own right. It has nearly 440,000 in the city alone (almost 1 million in the metro!!!) I'd easily rank Omaha right up there with Kansas City, Louisville, and even St. Louis. I don't know why this wonderful city is not mentioned much. It is certainly a hidden gem in America's heartland.

I'd say Ohama will be a "true" major US city in 5 years tops!!!
Why do you put them in the same category? Kansas city metro = 2 million. St. Louis metro = 2.8 million. Omaha metro = 800,000. In no way, shape, or form is Omaha a major city. It's more on par with Boise, ID.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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Why do you put them in the same category? Kansas city metro = 2 million. St. Louis metro = 2.8 million. Omaha metro = 800,000. In no way, shape, or form is Omaha a major city. It's more on par with Boise, ID.
Lol, disregard his post, I've turned him into a troll.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:21 PM
 
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i am shocked!!! What do you have against omaha? Omg!!!!!!!!! Boise, id. Are you freaking kidding me?

You obviously haven't been to omaha lately.
lololololololol
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:23 PM
 
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I think there is a lot of confusion in this thread in regards to:

a) whether by "major city" we are talking about on a global or national scale.
and b) what exactly a major city is.

I think on a global scale, America's only real "major" cities are New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, and to a lesser extent San Francisco, Boston, and Miami. So if we're discussing what U.S. cities will eventually become major on a global scale, I'd say perhaps Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

On a national scale, there are tons of major cities at least in my definition of major. I personally consider Charlotte and Austin to be major, but clearly I may be in the minority. I would say Albuquerque and perhaps some southern cities are on the way to becoming prominent.
Yet these four cities have a higher GDP than Miami. Houston being considered energy capital of the world and Atlanta being home to the busiest airport in the country?

What is your logic behind this nonsense. SF is nothing without San Jose.
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