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Old 01-20-2010, 01:34 AM
Location: RSM
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Originally Posted by hsw View Post
LA is the template for all modern urban regions: car-centric, decentralized suburban sprawl, w/a few suburban office corridors of note

Consider most valuable cos. HQ'd in LA region: Occidental Petroleum in CentCity, Amgen in 1000 Oaks, Disney in Burbank

Most hedge funds (which tend to have far wealthier (and younger) top guys than any mere CEO of Occi/Amgen/Dis) are based in CentCity or BH or SantaMonica

Most of wealthy reside in BH/BelAir/HH/Brentwood/Palisades

Only entity of note in DLA is Capital Group (mutual funds)

Most valuable co. in OC is Broadcom in Irvine (a small fry vs OXY or AMGN);
very little else of note in OC suburbs

Economic geography of LA region really centers around the BH-SM corridor, not DLA or the inland Valleys or Irvine/NwptBch
Except a half dozen Boeing defense sector locations, US or Western HQ for a half dozen auto brands(Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, Mitsubishi), a wealth of small and medium tech, biotech, and medical business, a strong collection of financial companies(First American Corp, Pacific Life, etc), and various headquarters for other companies such as Taco Bell(and a dozen other major dining establishments), Western Digital, Oakley, Gateway Computers, Blizzard Interactive(now Activision/Blizzard), Linksys, IngramMicro, etc

And OXY and AMGN have less revenue than IM by over 10bln a year.

OC is no slouch compared to LA
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:33 PM
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I would think that the city leans to the left, but that is just me.

Also is Amgen considered part of LA as it is in Thousand Oaks a city in Ventura County.

Are we talking about the city or the region?
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:47 PM
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I'd vouch that it's concentrated along the "Manhattan" of LA: Wilshire Blvd and the main East-West areas spreading from the beaches to DTLA, and from the mountains to the 10 freeway.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:56 PM
Location: LA
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How do you define power?
Population? Businesses? Large or small?
Show biz?
Cultural heritage?
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