A recent Department of Commerce communiqué ranks U.S. cities by their total exports in 2012. The only four New Mexican MSAs that list export data are as follows:
|Doña Ana County||186||$746,148,796|
|Santa Fe County||351||$41,249,504|
Due to the strength of Intel’s exports, if Rio Rancho were separated from Albuquerque, it would rank #120 in the USA, and Albuquerque would rank somewhere around #250.
El Paso, Texas ranks #26 in the USA in exports. Dona Ana County’s close proximity to this MSA provides it with many opportunities to capitalize on the region’s strong export base.