Atlanta, Georgia. Boston, Massachusetts. Nashville, Tennessee. These places got it right when choosing a capital to represent the entire state. Can’t say the same for most everywhere else. I think it’s time to switch things up a bit:
Albany → New York City. How is the most powerful city in the world NOT the capital of its home state? Albany’s architecture looks like a space colony that got left behind by aliens — they figured by leaving it in the middle of New York State, no one would notice.