Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Santa Fe Is Mecca For Firms.(Journal North)

Byline: Diane Velasco Journal Staff Writer

Forbes Places City On a Top Ten List

The City Different has always been a top tourist destination, but now it's also a top business location,

In the May 26 issue of Forbes magazine, Santa Fe placed ninth out of 168 small cities in the annual ranking of Best Places for Business and Careers. A year ago, the city was in 23rd place.

"Santa Fe's a wonderful place if you are in the tourism business, but I am surprised from a general standpoint it got that ranking," said Randy Randall, immediate past chairman of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.

"It's always perceived things cost more here and getting things done is more difficult here -- that's why it's called the City Different," he said. …

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