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Old Posted Dec 21, 2017, 4:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Centropolis View Post
the situation in wyoming notwithstanding, the map shows how the interior northwest and intermountain west is where the future growth is going to be.

i do always wonder why new mexico lags behind the others.
New Mexico and Wyoming lack diverse economies that can drive growth outside of oil/gas/mining. Albuquerque has potential to grow into more of a hub in the future but does not currently have a very dynamic economy and NM is overall one of the poorer states in the country. Wyoming is just very rural, only 585,000 people live in the entire state! The city proper of Denver has more people than the entire state of Wyoming which is the 10th largest state by area.

I agree Boise and Salt Lake City are likely the next growth magnets in the western region.
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