RVP11 wrote:You Gotta Have Faith wrote:Matthies wrote:Because it's the only shot to go part-time in what America's sixth largest city?
This is mundane... and it doesn't really make much of a difference. But Phoenix is actually 5th largest now. It's technically an estimate until the current census is released; but last time around Philly was only a hair bigger and wasn't growing nearly like Phoenix.
Just thought... hey, why not point that out. It surprised me when someone told me Phoenix was so big.
Measuring by city population is misleading - measuring by metro area population is far more informative. Phoenix has around 4 million in the area, but is not even top 10 in metro area population.
Also keep in mind that Phoenix is a young city with very little big business for its size. And as a legal market it's not even top 20 in size and less than half the size of Philadelphia.
Phoenix, as a legal market, is more comparable to San Diego or Portland than to Dallas or Houston or Philadelphia.
This... I do not dispute. I was going solely on city population. Not calling it a comparably sized legal market (though it is growing a lot more). Just pointing out that it's big within the city limits.
Although, it has exhibited one of the biggest growths around as a percentage and will be a much larger force in the coming years: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas
Of course, I guess southern cities in general are growing much faster than northern ones.
I guess it just depends on how you wanna measure it (is Tokyo bigger, or is Mexico City bigger?). But I suppose I'd agree with you that from a business/market standpoint, it may be better to just go for the metro area.