MORE COMPETITIVE THAN EVER BEFORE
Dramatic improvements to New Mexico's business climate have repositioned the state as a place that must be considered when companies are looking for the best location to invest and grow their businesses.
Ranked 9th Mid-sized American City of the Future by fDi (Foreign Direct Investment) magazine, Albuquerque:
- Has a pipeline of talent including 70,000 college students as part of a workforce that is younger and better educated than the national average
- Is a low risk location for natural disasters
- Has a low cost of doing business
- Has an exceptional support network for entrepreneurs, and
- Offers the lowest effective tax rate for manufacturers in the Western United States.
As the Albuquerque Metro area was a recent finalist for Tesla’s Gigafactory, why not see if it should be on your short list? We would love to compete for your project.
Albuquerque Economic Development’s staff works in a confidential manner to support your project. We invite you to contact us today.
Comcast Expanding in Albuquerque
Comcast plans to open a new state-of-the-art bilingual customer support center, creating 450 jobs. The 51,000 square foot center is expected to open in February 2015 and will begin filling positions this year. Employees of the new call center will provide support for Comcast residential products and services, handling calls primarily from Spanish-speaking customers as well as calls in English.
AED Chair Leean Kravitz said, "This is a great project from a company that continues to invest in New Mexico. Comcast's selection of Albuquerque is a testament to the area's business climate, diverse workforce and low risk location from natural disasters, among other factors. AED was delighted to work with the site selection consultant and company representatives on this project. Read more.
Flagship Food Group Expanding in Albuquerque
Flagship Food Group, a California-based food manufacturing company, is expanding its operation in Albuquerque. Flagship makes several food products including salsas and chile sauces manufactured under the 505 Southwestern brand, which is located in Albuquerque and was a factor in the company's decision to grow here. The company announced that Albuquerque will be its new headquarters for manufacturing and food distribution. The expansion will add 125 new jobs initially and up to 300 jobs within the next few years. Read more.
S&P Data LLC Selects Rio Rancho
S&P Data LLC recently selected Rio Rancho for a new call center operation. The company announced it will create 425 jobs in the Albuquerque Metro community over the next few years. S&P will immediately hire 100 people and plans to be operational by mid-October 2014. S&P Data will hire customer service representatives to provide service and sales to inbound inquiries via telephone, email, chat and social media for an existing client as well as fill positions for front-line managers, managers, human resources, and information technology and development. Read more.