Tron Griffin

It seems like a city ranking list comes out every other week ranking everything from the best big cities, the best small towns to the best vacation cities. A few months ago, I have decided to make a list of the most influential cities in the country based on a range of categories. Today, I will share my pre-coronavirus most influential and powerful cities list.

Tier 1

NYC

Los Angeles

Chicago

San Francisco

Tier 2

Houston

Miami

Philadelphia

Dallas

Washington D.C.

Tier 3

Atlanta

Boston

Phoenix

Detroit (Close to a Tier 4)

Seattle

Las Vegas

Pittsburgh

Tier 4

Cleveland

St. Louis

Kansas City

Milwaukee

San Antonio

Austin

Portland

Denver

Minneapolis

Tier 5

Cincinnati

Nashville

Columbus

Madison

Indianapolis

Tier 6

Sacramento

Oakland

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If the Bears move to Arlington Heights, they should change their name to the Chicagoland Bears, because they won’t have any real ties to Chicago. The Bears convention is in Rosemont, the Bears mini-camp is in Bourbonnais, the team practice in Lake Forest, and they would be playing home games in Arlington Heights. So why call the team the Chicago Bears? What about the $400 million of tax payers money that was spent to renovate Soldier field?

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Tron Griffin

Tron Griffin

Freelance Writer, Former NBA Blogger for SirCharlesin Charge.com, Former Award Winning Blogger at ChicagoNow