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Albuquerque #2 Best City to Work

Albuquerque #2 Best City to Work - Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Renewable-energy and film industries fuel growth in our number-two pick.

Population: 819,576
Income Growth: 7.8%
Cost of Living Index: 98
Median Household Income: $45,634
Percentage of Workforce in Creative Class: 30%

What Albuquerque wants, Albuquerque gets -- and the city and state crave high-tech jobs, especially in the renewable-energy industry. So when Schott North America made overtures to many cities about hosting its flagship solar-panel plant, Albuquerque and New Mexico pounced. "We were overwhelmed with collaboration and enthusiasm," says Schott chief executive Gerald Fine.

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