Runaway, runaway!


2020 answer to a covered wagon

According to a recent study from Business Insider and Hire A Helper, New Mexico was ranked second in the nation for having the most people move here during the pandemic. Idaho was No. 1…

In October, homes in the metro stayed on the market for an average of five days before going under contract, and realtors sold 36% more metro homes last month than in October 2019…

“I think the way we get them to sink roots here is by putting our best foot forward from the very beginning,” said New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf…”

Two footnotes:

1. Aside from large existing employers like the National Labs keeping spin-offs here in NM, we have the example of Netflix…who already have a sizable operation on Mesa del Sol…getting ready for a $1 billion, 10-year expansion plan that “will make ABQ Studios one of the largest high-tech and sustainable film production facilities in North America”.

2. Strictly seat-of-the-pants…my guess is folks of the rightwing persuasion choose Idaho…folks whose outlook on life is leftwing, humanist, recognize they’ll feel more at home in New Mexico. Doesn’t mean that either flavor will have an easier row to hoe as incomers in Idaho or New Mexico. Time will tell.

2 thoughts on “Runaway, runaway!

  1. Cassandra says:

    “Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever? Companies are figuring out how to balance what appears to be a lasting shift toward remote work with the value of the physical workplace.”
    (Feb 1, 2021 issue) https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/01/has-the-pandemic-transformed-the-office-forever “…27% of the American workforce will be remote in 2021, according to a recent study by Upwork, a freelancing marketplace.”

    “How the Zoom boom is changing the West : Remote workers are flocking to Western towns.” https://www.hcn.org/issues/53.1/infographic-how-the-zoom-boom-is-changing-the-west
    “…The housing market went berserk in the third quarter of 2020, and the median home price shot up to about twice the amount that a median-income earner could afford. Meanwhile, economic development officials are trying to figure out what to do with a giant, empty office building.”

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