Albuquerque makes list of best mid sized cities

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4


Albuquerque is on another top ten list and unlike some, this is one you want your town to be on.

Top Ten Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, a grand sounding title. The list is the product of analysts from Foreign Direct Intelligence (FDI), with an international list of business and banking clients.

Albuquerque is ranked ninth not too shabby for a city that’s still struggling to recover from the recession.

“This is good news for Albuquerque,” said John Garcia, the city’s director of Economic Development. “We’re ready for some good news and this is part of it. We’re a great place to live and work and raise a family and have a business, and we like to get that message out. This helps us. It’s somebody else telling us and everybody else that’s who we are.”

FDI analyzes cities all over the western hemisphere and ranks them for economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, infrastructure, business-friendliness and foreign direct investment potential. Other cities in the top ten include New Orleans, Louisiana, Richmond, Virginia, and Quebec City, Canada.