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Albuquerque Named One of America’s Best Cities for 2023 

Rankings determined by global advisory firm Resonance Consultancy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – (July 11, 2023) – Albuquerque has been named one of America’s 100 Best Cities for 2023 by Resonance Consultancy, a global advisory firm focusing on real estate, tourism and economic development. Albuquerque was ranked No. 41 on the list of the best American cities, up from No. 61 in 2022.

“The 2023 America’s Best Cities rankings benchmark the overall performance of more than 110 metropolitan centers with populations of 500,000 or more, based on a wide variety of measures in order to identify the top 100 places to live, visit and invest in the U.S.,” said Resonance Consultancy President & CEO Chris Fair in a press release.

The list highlights Albuquerque’s natural beauty and calls attention to the city’s rich cultural heritage and one-of-a-kind culinary scene. The city also ranked highly within a few of the report’s subcategories, coming in at No. 15 for Shopping, No. 19 for Museums and No. 37 for Restaurants.

“To be named one of the best cities in the country – and to be in the top 50 – is a very prestigious honor and sparks optimism for the future of tourism in Albuquerque,” said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque. “We know that Albuquerque is a unique destination full of culture and character, and it’s wonderful to see that recognized within the highly regarded Best Cities report.”

According to the news release, the Best Cities rankings quantify and benchmark the relative quality of place, reputation and competitive identity for the planet's urban centers. The Resonance study is lauded as the world's most thorough city ranking, based on original methodology that analyzes key statistics, user-generated reviews, social media and online activity.

The overall Best Cities rankings are determined by analyzing the performance of each city for a wide range of factors that have historically shown positive correlations with attracting employment, investment and/or visitors to cities. The rankings’ methodology evaluates each qualifying city across the six pillars of place equity: Place, Product, Programming, People, Prosperity and Promotion.

In addition to America’s Best Cities, Resonance Consultancy also publishes the World’s 100 Best Cities and Europe’s 100 Best Cities reports.

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