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Old 02-12-2012, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Interesting list with a lot of different categories - Houston, Austin and surprisingly even Pasadena (for infrastructure) made these lists. Houston and Austin are both shown in several categories.

http://www.lvrda.org/engine/file_wri...DkHmO0fONh.pdf
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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I'm not a fan of the rankings of "Which city if the most pro-business"
Being the most pro-business city is not always a good thing
Why do you think that so many American factories have gone to India, China and Vietnam... they are "extremely pro-business" because minimum wage is $1 a day, don't have to pay people any kind of health insurance, don't have to meet any kind of safety regulations, etc, etc, etc.

I rather be ranked high in a ranking that puts a lot of value on how life is for average workers, instead of how much CEOs like our city.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Texarkana
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Good point Dopo.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of the rankings of "Which city if the most pro-business"
Being the most pro-business city is not always a good thing
Why do you think that so many American factories have gone to India, China and Vietnam... they are "extremely pro-business" because minimum wage is $1 a day, don't have to pay people any kind of health insurance, don't have to meet any kind of safety regulations, etc, etc, etc.

I rather be ranked high in a ranking that puts a lot of value on how life is for average workers, instead of how much CEOs like our city.
I feel the same way. Unfortunately, we live in one of the most pro-business, anti-worker states in the country. "Democrat" is a four letter word and people will vote Republican even if it means putting a man that is an embarrassment to our state into the governor's mansion for more than a decade.
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