Hobbs Named Nation’s 8th Fastest Growing City

By JJ Murphy, City Manager of Hobbs, NM

It’s no secret that Hobbs has experienced a large amount of growth over the years. Our Hobbs Named Nation's 8th Fastest Growing City - JJ Murphycity has been blessed with a current booming economy and we are investing in our quality of life to build a stronger community and improve public safety, housing, and education. We’ve always been committed to a pro-business attitude… not only with the oil and gas industry. We strive to diversity our economy as well.

So it comes as no surprise to me that the U.S. Census Bureau recently ranked Hobbs, New Mexico as the 8th fastest growing micro-metro area in the country from mid-2012 to mid-2013. During this time period, Hobbs growth reached a whopping 2.9 percent and tied with Vernal, Utah, and Weatherford, Oklahoma.

With a 10.7 percent growth rate, Williston, North Dakota was ranked first on the list, followed by Odessa, Texas, Midland, Texas and Andrew, Texas, respectively. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the industry that is benefiting these cities most is the oil and gas industry, which has absolutely contributed to such growth in these areas.

While the City of Hobbs is currently blessed with a booming economy, it is the human energy and the collaboration between public and private entities that truly allows us to thrive. We look forward to improving our efforts to help our city grow in terms of economy, population, housing, and other incentives to create a well-rounded community. As always, I am always available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me directly via email at JJMurphy@Hobbsnm.org.

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