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Old Posted Oct 19, 2019, 2:18 AM
ThePhun1 ThePhun1 is offline
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Originally Posted by galleyfox View Post
Yep, also just basic geography. LA has a good port on the Pacific for direct trade with Asia that doesn't have to go through the canal, a time zone that is more convenient for Asian clients, great weather. Neither Houston not Dallas have the stupendous location, access or infrastructure that could make them into megacities.

Houston, in particular, is ignoring the waving red flag that is Harris County. If domestic migration has reversed in your city's main county with people fleeing to the exurbs and growth barely sustained by natural increase... well, 1950s Midwest has a story to tell.
Houston's MSA used to be Harris County and nothing else. There's now more megaburbs with good schools, McMansions and loveable suburban life. Most of Harris County sucks outside the 610 loop (with some good portions, such as the NASA area already close to built out). Of course people are moving to the fringes.

Last edited by ThePhun1; Oct 19, 2019 at 4:20 AM.