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Exhibit 4

Upper Rio Grande Region’s Largest Industry Location Quotients, 2008

Exhibit 4 lists industries in the Upper Rio Grande region with location quotients exceeding two based on 2008 employment, meaning the region’s share of employment in an industry is at least twice as large as the nation’s share. These industries are grouped according to their respective NAICS supersectors and ranked from the highest to lowest location quotient within each supersector.18

Construction
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
238132 Nonresidential framing contractors 152 3.16
238312 Nonresidential drywall contractors 938 2.37
236210 Industrial building construction 835 2.15
238192 Other nonresidential exterior contractors 161 2.11
Manufacturing
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
335212 Household vacuum cleaner manufacturing 849 88.24
316213 Men’s nonathletic footwear manufacturing 778 53.81
331411 Primary smelting and refining of copper 226 50.78
334415 Electronic resistor manufacturing 459 42.66
315211 Men’s cut and sew apparel contractors 508 15.09
315224 Men’s pants, except work pants, manufacturing 87 13.99
313221 Narrow fabric mills 243 13.74
332114 Custom roll forming 180 13.24
315239 Other women’s outerwear manufacturing 475 12.56
327999 Miscellaneous nonmetallic mineral products 362 12.23
327124 Clay refractory manufacturing 134 10.10
313320 Fabric coating mills 158 8.35
311911 Roasted nuts and peanut butter manufacturing 218 8.21
311422 Specialty canning 195 7.99
331422 Copper wire, except mechanical, drawing 316 7.97
335211 Electric housewares and household fan manufacturing 181 7.38
311830 Tortilla manufacturing 255 6.46
311514 Dry, condensed, and evaporated dairy products 204 6.37
314911 Textile bag mills 86 5.05
332323 Ornamental and architectural metal work manufacturing 414 4.56
331319 Other aluminum rolling and drawing 70 4.51
339994 Broom, brush, and mop manufacturing 96 4.29
333516 Rolling mill machinery and equipment manufacturing 36 4.02
316999 All other leather good manufacturing 47 3.94
337124 Metal household furniture manufacturing 68 3.84
336322 Other motor vehicle electric equipment manufacturing 475 3.73
327122 Ceramic wall and floor tile manufacturing 64 3.72
326121 Unlaminated plastics profile shape manufacturing 195 3.67
333314 Optical instrument and lens manufacturing 184 3.64
333112 Lawn and garden equipment manufacturing 149 3.48
327320 Ready-mix concrete manufacturing 762 3.12
315999 All other accessory and apparel manufacturing 46 2.92
331111 Iron and steel mills 584 2.78
322211 Corrugated and solid fiber box manufacturing 614 2.62
336415 Space vehicle propulsion units and parts manufacturing 83 2.57
332912 Fluid power valve and hose fitting manufacturing 188 2.37
322212 Folding paperboard box manufacturing 164 2.36
327331 Concrete block and brick manufacturing 116 2.31
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
423620 Electric appliance merchant wholesalers 523 7.68
488999 All other support activities for transport 136 6.92
485210 Interurban and rural bus transportation 203 5.26
221111 Hydroelectric power generation 378 4.53
454111 Electronic shopping 736 4.14
423930 Recyclable material merchant wholesalers 973 3.84
424320 Men’s and boys’ clothing merchant wholesalers 242 3.57
484121 General freight trucking, long-distance TL 3,691 3.16
484110 General freight trucking, local 1,474 2.97
488510 Freight transportation arrangement 1,204 2.96
445230 Fruit and vegetable markets 231 2.75
485113 Bus and other motor vehicle transit systems 178 2.72
448210 Shoe stores 936 2.22
454210 Vending machine operators 221 2.12
452910 Warehouse clubs and supercenters 5,067 2.06
448320 Luggage and leather goods stores 68 2.00
Financial Activities
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
523130 Commodity contracts dealing 99 3.89
532120 Truck, trailer, and RV rental and leasing 487 3.72
522130 Credit unions 1,404 2.71
522291 Consumer lending 638 2.48
Professional and Business Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
561422 Telemarketing bureaus 5,965 7.50
561440 Collection agencies 1,756 5.30
541910 Marketing research and public opinion polling 662 2.69
541840 Media representatives 186 2.66
Educational and Health Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
621610 Home health care services 7,697 3.66
611410 Business and secretarial schools 99 3.39
611519 Other technical and trade schools 459 3.11
624310 Vocational rehabilitation services 1,974 2.84
621491 HMO medical centers 420 2.60
621991 Blood and organ banks 353 2.39
Leisure and Hospitality
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
722212 Cafeterias 875 3.02
Other Services
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
811192 Car washes 705 2.19
Government
NAICS Code Description 2008 Jobs 2008 Location Quotient
912000 Federal government, military 17,285 3.53
911000 Federal government, civilian, except postal service 10,169 2.24

Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc.

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