Midwestindy wrote:rainaviation wrote:Midwestindy wrote:
To compare the corporate portfolio of MSP to SEA is quite unfair to Seattle:
https://www.businesstravelnews.com/Corp ... l-100/2018
The Seattle area is home to the major operations of 3 of the top 12 of the largest corporate travel spending companies in America
Microsoft alone, basically spends more on travel than all of those companies you mentioned combined, and that's without even including Boeing, Amazon, Starbucks, Costco, e.t.c.
I would like to see the numbers behind this... The Mayo Clinic brought in more than 1 million international patients alone last year; from 136 countries. Medtronic is the largest global medical device company. Minneapolis alone has 19 fortune 500 companies and all of Washington state only has 15. It is very fair to compare Minneapolis to Seattle.
Also, Minneapolis has a very large international population. The city has the largest concentration of Hmong peoples and Somali peoples outside of their respective countries...
1. The Mayo Clinic is in Rochester, so its unfair to include all of those visitors into the MSP numbers, definitely a lot fly through MSP but definitely not all
2. Fortune 500 companies do not all generate an equal amount in Travel Expenditures
2a. Microsoft alone spent $430 million on Air Travel in 2017, compared to 3M's $93.1 million + UnitedHealth Groups +$71 million + I'll even throw in Boston Scientific's + $50.6 million and Medtronic's $175 million, and all those companies combined still don't match Microsoft's Air Travel expenditures. This is without including Boeing's $227 million and Amazon's $200 million, plus the fact that Google, Facebook, Apple, e.t.c each have 1,000s of employees in Seattle. It really isn't even that close in terms of the Corporate Portfolio of both metros, despite Minneapolis having many Fortune 500 companies.
3. The Seattle Metro has a $356,572 million dollar GDP compared to the $260,106 million dollar GDP of Minneapolis, plus Seattle is one of the fastest growing economies in America therefore this gap will widen.
4. Washington's population is 14% immigrant compared to Minnesota which is 8%
https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil. ... washington
https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil. ... -minnesota
So, let's step away from comparing MSP and SEA
At least it’s not the MSP vs. DTW comparison. But yes imo this argument has run its course.
It’s a nice wish list, but I can’t see much coming from it. But 2019 is a new year. I suppose anything can happen.