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Old 04-15-2016, 09:44 PM
 
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Idk....I imagine it would be better for Eastern New Mexico seeing how it's really more like TX culturally well in almost everyway actually than it is like the rest of NM.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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So Albuquerque would go to Texas? Sounds like Texas is getting all of it and it's ALREADY a big state...

Arizona wants some more! lol
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:41 PM
 
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So Albuquerque would go to Texas? Sounds like Texas is getting all of it and it's ALREADY a big state...

Arizona wants some more! lol
New Mexico still has more in common with Arizona than Texas, IMO. Most of Texas' population is in the eastern side of the state. Houston and Dallas are quite different from El Paso. El Paso is kinda the outlier of the major cities in Texas. It honestly fits in more with NM/AZ IMO.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Lack of population with higher ed, in part. Microsoft started out in Albuquerque, but couldn't get enough skilled employees, so they moved to Seattle.
According to Paul Allen, Microsoft moved to Seattle because MITS (the computer maker) had sold and moved elsewhere, and Gates and Allen missed their families so there was really nothing holding them in ABQ. Recruitment may have been somewhat of an issue, but probably not the main one. Los Alamos and Sandia Labs after all were able to recruit skilled scientists from around the world.
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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New Mexico might be better off if it's split 3 ways. Merge western NM, east of Albuquerque with AZ, merge northern NM from Santa Fe north with CO, east NM merge with TX. New Mexico cannot sustain itself if it doesn't attract a vibrant economy.
It's not like Texas is uniformly attracting people. El Paso has had -26,579 domestic migration since 2010 vs -7,179 for Albuquerque. Just plopping ABQ into a different state wouldn't necessarily change anything.

Arizona isn't universally booming either. Tucson only has domestic migration of 875 since 2010.

What we're really seeing over the last few years, with a few exceptions, is that metros between 1-5 million are growing faster than other sized cities.

Also, the fastest job growth since the recession has been for metros over 1 million, followed by metros with less that 250 thousand.
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