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Old 05-15-2020, 08:23 AM
Status: "Blasphemer of all Religion" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If that's the case, you can say the same thing about California with LA and the Bay.
Yes you can. I wouldnt consider either one truly dominant over the other right now. LA has a lot more people but the Bay Areas economy is similar in size to LA's.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Houston
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If that's the case, you can say the same thing about California with LA and the Bay.

I'll take your post a step further and say Illinois doesn't have a third metro or fourth metro with the likes of SA and Austin. The second largest metro area in Illinois is the Illinois portion of St. Louis which is overwhelmingly more in Illinois.
And honestly SA / Austin is merging into one metro now. Combined it will still be smaller population-wise than each of the other two, but nevertheless pretty substantial by U.S. standards.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:25 AM
 
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And honestly SA / Austin is merging into one metro now. Combined it will still be smaller population-wise than each of the other two, but nevertheless pretty substantial by U.S. standards.
They're still far enough too important individually to be classified as a solo metro. Baltimore and DC are far closer to merging than SA and Austin. College Station is also closer to merging to Greater Houston than SA and Austin are to each other. However from a travel standpoint, they're close enough to be considered the same region.
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Old 05-15-2020, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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What KerrTown was getting at was this notion Houston can do a lot of what DFW does so why did Texas spread the wealth rather than make Houston THE Texas city. Similar to I guess New York State, where NYC is the undisputed king, but there are other sizeable metros that (used to) have good economies. But that ship sailed in the early 1900s and it really doesn't matter at all.

Texas is just a little too big to really have a setup like that in the first place. I much prefer having multiple sizeable metro areas in a state like Texas, California, and North Carolina. Not a fan of the Illinois model because once you leave Chicagoland all there is are poor/bankrupt small towns and river delta cities stuck in the 1970s. If it wasn't for the St. Louis Metro partially spilling over into Illinois (and thanks to the large military base there too) it would be even worse. Having multiple large cities across one state leads to more prosperity overall for that state.
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Old 05-15-2020, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles-Houston-DFW
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Tesla may have chosen Austin for the factory: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/aust...4y9xA3t5epdZuc
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:12 AM
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Location: Houston, TX
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Tesla may have chosen Austin for the factory: https://www.kxan.com/news/local/aust...4y9xA3t5epdZuc
Who didn’t see that coming? Besides everyone I mean.

Here’s the deal: in Northern California (and ESPECIALLY the Bay Area), Austin is viewed as the only place in Texas that’s worth a crap. No Bay Area company will ever choose Houston for anything.
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Old 05-16-2020, 11:16 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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You can have him.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:37 PM
 
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Who didn’t see that coming? Besides everyone I mean.

Here’s the deal: in Northern California (and ESPECIALLY the Bay Area), Austin is viewed as the only place in Texas that’s worth a crap. No Bay Area company will ever choose Houston for anything.
That's a bit of an exaggeration. Uber and McKesson were both big moves from the Bay Area to somewhere in Texas outside of Austin, and I'm sure they aren't the only examples. Not to mention there are TONS of people moving to all major cities in Texas from the Bay Area, not just Austin.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:43 PM
Status: "Blasphemer of all Religion" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Houston, TX
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That's a bit of an exaggeration. Uber and McKesson were both big moves from the Bay Area to somewhere in Texas outside of Austin, and I'm sure they aren't the only examples. Not to mention there are TONS of people moving to all major cities in Texas from the Bay Area, not just Austin.
Name one from Northern California that has moved to Houston.
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:46 PM
 
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Name one from Northern California that has moved to Houston.
I'm not aware of any, that doesn't mean they don't exist. Either way, saying that "Austin is viewed as the only place in Texas that’s worth a crap." is simply not true based on the examples I've provided and the number of poeple that have moved to DFW and Houston and other parts of Texas.
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