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Old 04-03-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by Blackjack2000 View Post
Actually the Not-Philadelphia areas of Pennsylvania are superior to Philly. I know this because there are 11
Fortune 500 companies headquartered outside the city, and only 10 headquartered within.
Hmmmm...

I hope you're sarcastic. Are you comparing the entire state to Philadelphia? Philadelphia has HALF of the states Fortune 500 companies. The rest are spread out throughout the state.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I worded it wrong. Was typing fast on my iphone. I should've said that Fortune 500 companies aren't the entire economic picture.... for instance Minneapolis has more Fortune 500 companies than Philly but Philly still has a MUCH larger economy.

There are plenty of massive well-known companies based in Philadelphia that are not on the Fortune 500 list:
You win, since there's no other economic activity in Minneapolis besides those few Fortune 500 companies. The rest of the people are just hangers on. On the other hand, Dallas and Houston have much bigger GDP's than Philadelphia, so I suppose they're even more world class than us.

Also, Boscov's is in Reading (they don't even have a store in the city of Philadelphia) and ING Direct no longer exists in the USA.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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You win, since there's no other economic activity in Minneapolis besides those few Fortune 500 companies. The rest of the people are just hangers on. On the other hand, Dallas and Houston have much bigger GDP's than Philadelphia, so I suppose they're even more world class than us.

Also, Boscov's is in Reading (they don't even have a store in the city of Philadelphia) and ING Direct no longer exists in the USA.
Jeez man. You are really on Minneapolis' nuts aren't you? Okay fair enough. They're superior to Philadelphia. End of conversation.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:18 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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LOL @ this thread. No one try to be reasonable, now!
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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You win, since there's no other economic activity in Minneapolis besides those few Fortune 500 companies. The rest of the people are just hangers on. On the other hand, Dallas and Houston have much bigger GDP's than Philadelphia, so I suppose they're even more world class than us.
Philly is much closer in size to cities like Houston and Dallas than it is to Minneapolis. You could say the very same thing for GDP. Also cities like Houston, Dallas, and Philly are generally considered to be in the same tier in world Class rankings. They are all below Chicago, NYC, and Los Angeles.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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Houston and Dallas are oil cities. Yes, they have money, but no one wants to live there.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Houston and Dallas are oil cities. Yes, they have money, but no one wants to live there.
Right, no one at all. I mean, they're just the fastest growing big cities in America.

This is just like how NO ONE cares about Minnesota.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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People are moving to North Dakota too. I guess just because it's such an awesome place to live and everyone wants to be there.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Right, no one at all. I mean, they're just the fastest growing big cities in America.

This is just like how NO ONE cares about Minnesota.
People are moving to Houston and Dallas because there are jobs there... that doesn't NECESSARILY mean people ACTUALLY want to live there.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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It's true, not necessarily! But the google-mind app on my computer is broken, so I cannot tell what faraway people are definitely thinking, or whether they currently hate their life choices.

But I'm pretty sure that deep down, everyone has the same preferences as me.
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