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June 05, 2016



Here's the actual 20 county list (in order 1-20) from the original report below. Looks like we (San Mateo County) didn't make the cute. I guess we are still more a bedroom community to SF and Santa Clara counties, rather than a jobs creating area.

Los Angeles County, CA
Miami-Dade County, FL
Kings County, NY (Brooklyn)
Harris County, TX
Orange County, CA
Queens County, NY
San Diego County, CA
Travis County, TX
Palm Beach County, FL
Broward County, FL
Maricopa County, AZ
Cook County, IL
Santa Clara County, CA
Collin County, TX
Orange County, FL
Tarrant County, TX
San Francisco County, CA
Clark County, NV
New York County, NY
Dallas County, TX


We're probably number 21 or 22.

Job creation vs. bucolic preservation...

I'd like to see job creation per capita and job creation per square mile. The list above does not necessarily depict which areas are the most effective at job creation, or in Burlingame's case, which areas even want more job creation.

Burlingame fiscal golden goose are its hotels which generate $40M per year in just transient taxes, not to mention property taxes, sales taxes, jobs and their income taxes, as well as halo revenue to Burlingame restaurants and retail as a result of the hotels.

The only problems with banking on the hotel industry is that it makes Burlingame more susceptible to economic downturns, and also the vice that is nearly always connected to hotels.

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