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Significant improvements to the state’s business climate are only part of the reason why it’s time to take a closer look at New Mexico. Visit the New Mexico Partnership’s Location Spotlight and learn more about the Land of Enchantment.
The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.
Rapid advances in technology for new medical devices are outpacing evolving regulatory frameworks, creating a challenge for this sector.
Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI), a domestic IT sourcing company focused on cost-effective onshore software development and support, will open its fourth Software Development Center in Albuquerque, NM, adding 125 new jobs to the local economy.
From the mountains of Utah to the desert in New Mexico, Digital Media pioneers are making magic from pixels in university and government labs that are launching a new growth sector in virtual space.
Aircraft Technical Support (ATS), a Florida-based international aviation service and support company, will expand its Roswell operations and expects to hire 140 new workers in the next year.
Albuquerque: Colonial Past, Sustainable FutureDubbed the "Land of Enchantment," Albuquerque is an arid, sunny metropolis of about 840,000 people, making it New Mexico's most populous city. Spread over four counties in the heart of the state, Albuquerque's essence is difficult to define-both the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande run through the city, a former Spanish colonial outpost set within the Chihuahuan Desert. But today, Albuquerque has a modern face thanks to its central location in New Mexico's Technology Corridor, home to Sandia National Laboratories, Intel, and soon, Hewlett Packard. Sustainable energy also is part of the city's forward-thinking outlook; 20% of Albuquerque's electricity is drawn from wind turbines, and a cluster of renewable energy companies has formed in Mesa del Sol, a master-planned community in southern Albuquerque. SCHOTT AG, a German solar power company, recently broke ground there, which is a smart move since the sun shines over Albuquerque more than 300 days per year.
Getting Around ABQ
Albuquerque MSA Population: 840,000 Labor Force: 407,921 Employment: 392,965 Unemployment: 14,956 NM Unemployment Rate: 3.7% U.S. Unemployment Rate: 5.5% Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, May 2008The Albuquerque metropolitan area is serviced by two interstate highways, I-25 and I-40. The local transit agency, ABQ RIDE, operates a series of city buses, while a commuter rail line called the New Mexico Rail Runner Express has serviced Albuquerque since 2006. A rail extension linking to Santa Fe, NM is expected to be finished by the end of 2008. For jet setters, Albuquerque International Sunport is just three miles from the central business district. Also, Double Eagle II Airport is available for both charter and private flights.