Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Duke City A Business Hot Spot.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Winthrop Quigley Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque Is No. 3 Location on Survey

Albuquerque is the third hottest city in the nation to relocate to or expand a business in, according to an annual survey of 75 consultants who help business find spots.

Albuquerque's ranking improved from eighth in 2000 and 13th in 1999, according to Expansion Management, a New Jersey-based magazine that conducts the annual rankings.

The survey ranked Atlanta first and Phoenix second.

Each of the 75 consultants evaluates 331 metropolitan areas, said Expansion Management editor Bill King. The consultants have 20 to 30 years of experience and help Fortune 1000 companies and other firms find places to locate businesses and operations, he said. …

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