Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Albuquerque 91st Best City for Business, Ties McAllen, Texas.

In the fifth annual ranking of best cities for business, Albuquerque tied for 91st out of the 102 cities considered. Albuquerque tied with McAllen, Texas, a border city with a per capita income among the nation’s lowest.
Placing ahead of Albuquerque were these regional and somewhat similarly sized cities: Omaha, 2*; Des Moines, 4*; Oklahoma City, 19*; Tulsa, 27; Boise, 42; Wichita, 44; Colorado Springs, 54*; El Paso, 73; and Tucson, 84.
Marketwatch metrics included tourism GDP, military GDP, economic stability, unemployment, personal income, population growth.
The 102 cities ranked are those with a population of more than 500,000.
* = As does Albuquerque, these cities have teams in the Pacific Coast League.

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