El Paso made a couple more lists this week.
We’re number nine on the list of fastest warming cities, according to this study from ClimateCentral.org.
I just wish the flies and mosquitos would leave.
Also, our friends over there at WalletHub ranked American cities to see which is economically the fastest growing, and El Paso came in 345th out of 515. We narrowly edged Pawtucket, Rhode Island, home of the Triple A Pawtucket Red Sox. The study utilized an arcane ranking system which incorporated various factors.
Experts might not agree on the “best” or the “right” recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity. Patterns emerge within those cities, allowing us to identify the contributing factors that perpetuate a lasting cycle of growth.
But the quick path toward success is not as cut and dried for every city. To determine where the fastest local economic growth has occurred in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared 515 cities of varying population sizes based on 15 key measures of both growth and decline over a period of seven years. Our data set ranges from population growth to unemployment rate decrease to growth in regional GDP per capita.
I reckon that if WalletHub had only gone back to 2012, instead of 2010, El Paso would have fared a lot worse.
So, if it’s any consolation, by some measures, there are worse place to live. I’m sure new businesses looking to relocate will take that into consideration.