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Old 07-29-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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Maybe because Tampa has 2 fortune 500 companies and Charlotte has 9?
The Charlotte area has 8 Fortune 500 companies. Wachovia is now Wells Fargo, which is based out of San Francisco.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:38 PM
 
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How can Charlotte, NC be considered a major city before Tampa, FL? Yeah Charlottes population is 716k compared to Tampas 340k, but look at Charlottes land area comapred to Tampas. Charlotte: 280 sq miles, Tampa: 112 sq miles. Plus Charlottes metro population is only 2 million, compared to Tampas metro population of 4 million. Tampa aslo has more of an urban core than Charlotte. In all seriousness, can someone explain to me how charolette is more of a major city, cause i really dont understand how it could be.
Tampa's metro is estimated at 2,733,761 million (as of 2008). I'm not sure where you came up with 4 million.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Denver is already a Major city. Kansas City and Pittsburgh should also be considered as such. Charlotte, Austin and Nashville are well on their way but not quite as the others, IMO.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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How can Charlotte, NC be considered a major city before Tampa, FL? Yeah Charlottes population is 716k compared to Tampas 340k, but look at Charlottes land area comapred to Tampas. Charlotte: 280 sq miles, Tampa: 112 sq miles. Plus Charlottes metro population is only 2 million, compared to Tampas metro population of 4 million. Tampa aslo has more of an urban core than Charlotte. In all seriousness, can someone explain to me how charolette is more of a major city, cause i really dont understand how it could be.
I think that Tampa and Charlotte are about on the same level. I used to live in Tampa and don't think that the urban core is that much larger than Charlotte's. Even if it is, Charlotte has a lot more activity in it's downtown area than Tampa does.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:44 PM
 
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If it were 4 million it would be larger than Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and San Diego. LOL. He is just inventing numbers.

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Tampa's metro is estimated at 2,733,761 million (as of 2008). I'm not sure where you came up with 4 million.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't think Charlotte is exactly copying Atlanta, but it is always amusing to me that cities like Charlotte who is having their first new light rail line in 2007 immediately think they are better than Atlanta in terms of rapid transit. It happens in Minneapolis as well. So funny.
Huh? As a former Charlotte resident, Minneapolis is really tame when it comes to comparing itself or thinking it's better than other cities. Charlotte's paper, the Observer, is full of boosterism and to hear some people talk down there, one would think Charlotte is the only area in the country that is experiencing growth. I don't see that in the MPLS. Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, or at MinnPost. The only cities I hear people discuss are Chicago, Portland, and Denver and I have yet to hear people say MPLS. is better; well, maybe in some areas.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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I just met some people here who think Atlanta or LA doesn't have any form of rapid transit and Minneapolis' one line light-rail is comprehensive. Never mind. It is not representative at all. I shouldn't have brought Minneapolis out.

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Huh? As a former Charlotte resident, Minneapolis is really tame when it comes to comparing itself or thinking it's better than other cities. Charlotte's paper, the Observer, is full of boosterism. I don't see that in the MPLS. Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, or at MinnPost. The only cities people in MPLS. talk about are Chicago, Portland, and Denver and I have yet to hear people say MPLS. is better.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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I just met some people here who think Atlanta or LA doesn't have any form of rapid transit and Minneapolis' one line light-rail is comprehensive. Never mind. It is not representative at all. I shouldn't have brought Minneapolis out.
Wow. Have those people you met ever been out of Minnesoduh?

It is amazing how people forget or don't know about LA and Atlanta's transit systems.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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If it were 4 million it would be larger than Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and San Diego. LOL. He is just inventing numbers.
No, thats just what it said on wiki. My bad, i didnt know it was wrong. I should of known better to use wikipedia lol.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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Well I say in order:
Austin
Charlotte/Tampa
Orlando
Jacksonville
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