Today Albuquerque is an economically robust city that has met the challenges of growth and provides a wealth of amenities – all while sticking to its budget and managing prudently. As a result the City has maintained high bond ratings. It has also drawn favorable notice in rankings of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Site Selection magazine, and Forbes. Studies generally cite affordable labor, housing, and real estate; work force quality; incentives; and ease of working with local officials.
Relocate America selected Albuquerque as one of its TOP10 Recovery Cities for 2010: “During the 21st century, the Albuquerque population has continued to grow rapidly, with the city proper and metro area and this trend is expected to continue. At the center of New Mexico's Technology Corridor, with its dynamic renewable energy segment, new job creation and a driving business culture, Albuquerque's economy has a bright outlook.”