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11. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Where is New New York?

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting magykal1

Where is New New York?

new york or new amsterdam....new york, new york, there is also a york but then without the new.

13. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Where is New New York?

Given the rating criteria (Economic potential, cost effectiveness, human resources, quality of life, infrastructure, business friendliness and development and investment promotion), I can understand why New York isn't on the list. New York currently have vast economic value, but the potential for growth might not be there, especially as firms decamp and move to lower cost areas. Taxes and tax breaks (business friendliness and development and investment promotion) are offered by many cities to lure businesses out of New York.

New York probably can't grow much more than it's present stature, whereas Chicago or Toronto have a lot of room to grow in financial clout over the next 10 to 20 years.

Of course, we'll all pale in comparison to Asian cities...

14. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

The findings (based on the number of "global" business services companies in accounting, banking, law and advertising)

Who cares about these firms, being a 'global city', would mean having a lot more to offer, than a lot of of bloody accountants, and banks.

I call bullocks, as I don't see the point in making a ranking or a division based on such a select group of businesses.

Herr Bert
(Do the wall-street shuffle ...)

15. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

I believe the reason those businesses were chosen is because most every other commercial entity would need to use those businesses - every business needs lawyers and bankers and accountants and advertising. Therefore, a city with a lot of those companies in general would probably have a large economy.

Greg

16. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Nice topic, I like geographical lists based on whatever criteria.
But I prefer lists which are a bit more objective, it still is a bit vague and in 1 or 2 years this list can change significantly. One big tsunami after the canary island of La Palma collapsed into the see, and Boston won't even exist anymore.
No, I prefer lists of the past and present, like which city had most inhabitants in the past.

17. Posted by Goretex (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

Props, big moves Chicago .

18. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 9y

It is surprising to find Dubai placed way down the list at #2
If the findings are based on the number of "global" business services companies in accounting, banking, law and advertising then dubai should be placed under BETA Or at least under the GAMMA category of cities and surely much above Bangkok which is at #5. Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities of the world and an emerging financial hub

Arif

19. Posted by stuthkfl (Budding Member 115 posts) 9y

this list is shitty
I've lived both in Copenhagen and in Istanbul. Copenhagen can't be a town of Istanbul even!! Financial system of Denmark is so nationalistic, indeed nearly every policy of Denmark is pretty away than globalism! (except maersk )

I find Istanbul more complex than Warsaw on that list.

20. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

Financial system of Denmark is so nationalistic,

You don't like Dankort, do you?