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MANUFACTURING

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When combined with other incentives, New Mexico offers the lowest effective tax rate in the Western United States for manufacturing operations.

Positioned for Productivity

The 2014 State Economy Index ranked New Mexico’s quality workforce #1in manufacturing value-added. The state also provides manufacturers with a low-risk location, ideal weather, proximity to three national research facilities and three research universities, and advanced technologies and facilities.

WHY ALBUQUERQUE 

There are many reasons why the world’s premier manufacturing companies do business in Albuquerque. Here are just a few:

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FIRST FOR LOW TAX RATE

1st in the West for Lowest Effective Tax Rate for Manufacturing

Ernst & Young, 2014

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5TH FOR WORKFORCE TRAINING

Business Facilities, 2015

310 Days of Sunshine

310 DAYS OF SUNSHINE

Low-risk location, ideal weather for flying and certainty of operations.

Resources

  • New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program
    The NMSBA allows New Mexico small businesses facing a technical challenge to access the unique expertise and capabilities of Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories, at no cost to the business.

  • New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership
    New Mexico MEP provides expertise in results-driven methodologies, best practices, and innovative technologies designed to increase manufacturing companies’ profitability.

Programs and Incentives

  • GRT Tax Deduction on Equipment and Consumables Used in the Manufacturing Process
    A qualified manufacturer or manufacturing service provider may deduct 100% of the gross receipts tax or compensating tax paid on manufacturing consumables used in the manufacturing process provided the buyer delivers a NTTC to the seller.
    Effective January 1, 2022, receipts from selling or leasing qualified equipment may be deducted from gross receipts if the sale is made to, or the lease is entered into with, a qualifying manufacturing operation that delivers a nontaxable transaction certificate to the seller, provided that the qualifying manufacturing operation shall not claim an investment credit for that same equipment.
  • Single Sales Factor Tax Apportionment for Manufacturers
    Businesses engaged in manufacturing may elect a single sales factor option for calculating their corporate income tax. This election must be made in writing and must remain in effect for at least three consecutive taxable years containing thirty-six calendar months.
  • Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP)
    The state’s highly flexible JTIP program offers a cash reimbursement to a business for on-the-job training for qualified employees of qualified employers. Customized training may be provided by post-secondary educational institutions, company trainers, or outside trainers.
  • Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit
    New Mexico tax law provides for a credit equal to 5.125 % of the value of qualified equipment and other property used directly and exclusively in a manufacturing operation. The credit can be applied against compensating, gross receipts tax or withholding tax due.
  • Industrial Revenue Bond (IRB)
    IRB’s allow for significant real and personal property tax and compensating (use) tax exemptions. Terms vary by community.

Key Companies

Manufacturing companies investing and growing in the Albuquerque metro area include:

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