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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 12:29 PM
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Maybe a good business climate. But it's not a very good social one.
Their finances are in the black but they can't throw a decent mixer.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 6:02 PM
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You really need to expand on that social comment. That's way too vague of a statement to attach to a state of 25 million people. But you're probably from the North, so that makes sense.

And by the way, DFW has 25 F500 cos. including Dallas-bound Comerica.
I don't want to get into an argument. All I'm saying is that while Texas is a good place for business, the state still ranks at or near the bottom in many, many categories that compromise quality of life, in spite of the presence of some of the world's largest corporations. And it's due in part to the fact that there is no state income tax. Yes it works for business, but it affects quality of life issues. Believe me, I don't hate Texas at all. You wanted me to expand on the comment and I hesitate because I don't want to come across as a basher. This info comes from several studies, including a study commissioned by the state itself which found these serious problems:

* Texas flunks environmental protection standards

* Contents itself with educational mediocrity

* Spent billions on a huge penal system that has not delivered low crime rates

* Percentage of Uninsured Children: Ranks 1st

* Income Inequality Between the Rich and the Poor: Ranks 2nd

* Percentage of Population without Health Insurance: Ranks 1st

* Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores: 47th in US

* Percentage of Population over 25 with a High School Diploma: 50th in US

* Women's Voter Registration: 43rd in US

* Women's Voter Turnout: 49th in US

* Percentage of Eligible Voters that Vote: 44th in US

Additional conclusions state: "If Texas was a country, the Lone Star state would rank sixth dirtiest nation in the world when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a bigger emitter than the UK or Canada or Italy or France. Texas houses some of the nation’s dirtiest utilities and it emits more greenhouse gases from power production sources than any other state....Nearly two thirds of Texans live in areas that fail to meet federal air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 6:51 PM
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^^That may all be true or an exageration, but in the immortal words of Dave Chapell, "I'm rich bitch".
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The San Francisco Bay Area is home to 28 F500 companies.

4 Chevron
14 Hewlett Packard
18 McKesson
41 Wells Fargo
56 Safeway
62 Intel
77 Cisco Systems
121 Apple
144 Gap
167 Oracle
187 Sun Microsystems
196 PG&E
230 Sanmina-SCI
241 Google
243 Solectron
274 Applied Materials
289 First American Corp
344 Calpine
357 Yahoo
360 Synnex
383 eBay
387 Agilent Technologies
389 Charles Schwab
407 Advanced Micro Devices
415 Ross Stores
443 Longs Drugs
445 Franklin Resources
475 Clorox
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2007, 10:16 AM
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2007, 3:35 PM
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Santa Barbara had 10 in 1990. Not a single one today. How's that for sustaining a healthy business climate?
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San Antonio has 6 now with the addition of Nustar oil-Gas company.It use to have 7 I believe before a merger of two F500.

AT&T
Clear Channel Comunications
Valero Energy
Tesoro Energy
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I don't want to get into an argument. All I'm saying is that while Texas is a good place for business, the state still ranks at or near the bottom in many, many categories that compromise quality of life, in spite of the presence of some of the world's largest corporations. And it's due in part to the fact that there is no state income tax. Yes it works for business, but it affects quality of life issues. Believe me, I don't hate Texas at all. You wanted me to expand on the comment and I hesitate because I don't want to come across as a basher. This info comes from several studies, including a study commissioned by the state itself which found these serious problems:

* Texas flunks environmental protection standards

* Contents itself with educational mediocrity

* Spent billions on a huge penal system that has not delivered low crime rates

* Percentage of Uninsured Children: Ranks 1st

* Income Inequality Between the Rich and the Poor: Ranks 2nd

* Percentage of Population without Health Insurance: Ranks 1st

* Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores: 47th in US

* Percentage of Population over 25 with a High School Diploma: 50th in US

* Women's Voter Registration: 43rd in US

* Women's Voter Turnout: 49th in US

* Percentage of Eligible Voters that Vote: 44th in US

Additional conclusions state: "If Texas was a country, the Lone Star state would rank sixth dirtiest nation in the world when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a bigger emitter than the UK or Canada or Italy or France. Texas houses some of the nation’s dirtiest utilities and it emits more greenhouse gases from power production sources than any other state....Nearly two thirds of Texans live in areas that fail to meet federal air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."

That's my Texas! By the way, we just recently passed California as the number one in wind generated energy in the country. Plus, Houston is building a several new skyscrapers downtown and one of them has a wind turbines at the top of it! Yes, plural. Not to mention that Houston has fallen out of the number one ranking as the dirtiest city in America. Not to mention, as far as the other standards that we flunked at, we also had 200,000+ people from New Orleans arrive overnight...and they won't leave! There is a direct correlation between them and our statistics.
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The Chicago companies:


If a location is not given, the company is downtown

Rank Company Name Location Revenue, $Millions

28 Boeing 61,530
38 Sears Holding Hoffman Estates 53,012
44 Walgreen Deerfield 47,409
52 Motorola Schaumburg 43,739
61 Allstate Northbrook 35,796
102 Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park 22,476
108 McDonald's Oak Brook 21,587
120 UAL Elk Grove Village 19,340
125 Sara Lee Downers Grove 18,539
150 Exelon 15,654
175 Illinois Tool Works Glenview 14,055
245 Baxter International Deerfield 10,378
247 Aon 10,311
271 R.R. Donnelly 9,317
280 OfficeMax Naperville 8,965
294 Fortune Brands Deerfield 8,255
303 Smurfit-Stone Container 7,944
320 NiSource Merrillville, IN 7,496
334 Integrys Energy Group 6,979
342 CDW Vernon Hills 6,786
382 Brunswick Lake Forest 5,971
385 Ryerson Chicago (West Side) 5,909
388 W. W. Grainger Lake Forest 5,884
396 USG 5,810
413 Tribune 5,583
454 Anixter International 4,939
472 Wm. Wrigley 4,686
473 Tenneco Lake Forest 4,685
485 United Stationers Deerfield 4,547
490 Northern Trust 4,473
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2008, 5:21 AM
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Texas is the second largest state in the USA, these companies aren't scattered throughout the entire state so why are you using an entire states data?

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I don't want to get into an argument. All I'm saying is that while Texas is a good place for business, the state still ranks at or near the bottom in many, many categories that compromise quality of life, in spite of the presence of some of the world's largest corporations. And it's due in part to the fact that there is no state income tax. Yes it works for business, but it affects quality of life issues. Believe me, I don't hate Texas at all. You wanted me to expand on the comment and I hesitate because I don't want to come across as a basher. This info comes from several studies, including a study commissioned by the state itself which found these serious problems:

* Texas flunks environmental protection standards

* Contents itself with educational mediocrity

* Spent billions on a huge penal system that has not delivered low crime rates

* Percentage of Uninsured Children: Ranks 1st

* Income Inequality Between the Rich and the Poor: Ranks 2nd

* Percentage of Population without Health Insurance: Ranks 1st

* Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores: 47th in US

* Percentage of Population over 25 with a High School Diploma: 50th in US

* Women's Voter Registration: 43rd in US

* Women's Voter Turnout: 49th in US

* Percentage of Eligible Voters that Vote: 44th in US

Additional conclusions state: "If Texas was a country, the Lone Star state would rank sixth dirtiest nation in the world when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a bigger emitter than the UK or Canada or Italy or France. Texas houses some of the nation’s dirtiest utilities and it emits more greenhouse gases from power production sources than any other state....Nearly two thirds of Texans live in areas that fail to meet federal air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)."
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