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May 2023





Most importantly, we here at AREA hope that you enjoyed a restful and thankful Memorial Day, commemorating those who died while serving in the U.S. military. As a community and a state with a significant military presence, we feel this impact every day.

It also marks the official beginning of summer!

I am pleased to share our Q1 2023 Report as part of this investor update, highlighting the significant level of local engagement that AREA has delivered while also aggressively pursuing the goals laid out in the AREA 1.0 Strategic Plan.

Regional alignment and involvement has remained top of mind. We have pushed forward in conversations related to the urban core - downtown Albuquerque - and at the same time, continued to pursue business retention, new lead generation, and project responses resulting in two significant job announcements.

Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement as we spend the summer looking to the horizon and focusing on top areas of impact.


With gratitude,

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Danielle Casey, CEcD, EDFP

President & CEO

Save the Date: Nov. 16, 2023

505 Awards and Annual Dinner

Nominations Now Open!

The 505 Leadership in Economic Development Awards and AREA Annual Dinner will take place Nov. 16, but first we must find some amazing and deserving individuals to be honored! Nominations are now open and must be received by June 16. Self-nominations are also encouraged!

Click here to nominate an individual or organization
Some Sponsor Opportunities are Still Available! Click here for more information

With Thanks to our Generous Award Sponsors:

And Event Sponsors:


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Albuquerque Business First

In Case You Missed It

AREA Q1 2023 Report Now Available

Tracking Our Progress

To ensure success in our strategic plan, AREA 1.0, we are pleased to provide quarterly reports detailing activity and outcomes in relation to our plan as well as AREA's overall mission to improve the quality of life for all in the region through our strategic initiatives and steadfast pursuit of economic success.

View the Q1 2023 Report Online

Click here to view all of AREA's organizational publications

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: New Mexico Tech Summit, Sept. 7 & 8, 2023

The New Mexico Tech Summit, formerly known as experienceIT, is the flagship

tech event in New Mexico, delivering a unique opportunity for sponsors to

present their leadership and solutions to an engaged audience of decision-makers. This event is hosted by the New Mexico Technology Council, a nonprofit trade association who’s mission is to grow the impact of technology in New Mexico. This year’s event has expanded to offer 30 breakout sessions over 2 days, 2 influential keynote speakers, and 600+ attendees.

The New Mexico Technology Council is bringing together another mind blowing

selection of technology and business thought leaders for interactive, engaging,

and inspiring content. Our call for speakers and presentations is now live and is a great opportunity to present to 600+ tech leaders from across New Mexico.


Job Training Albuquerque Resources Available

Job Training Albuquerque (JTA) is a partnership between the City of Albuquerque Economic Development and CNM and CNM Ingenuity that allows local small businesses to take trainings through CNMI, AGC-NM, UNM CE and others..for free!

JTA is designed to provide employers the opportunity to skill up their employees so they increase capacity and hire additional employees. To be eligible, the employer must be incorporated in New Mexico as a for-profit or non-profit, headquartered within the ABQ city limits and under 500 employees. 

Employers approved through JTA have access to trainings in technology, business and leadership, construction, healthcare, and more! Apply today! Request more information below or contact Allison Pendell Jones at

Request More Information



PRIVATE OFFICES AND FLEXIBLE CO-WORKING SPACES FOR WHEN YOU MEAN BUSINESS. Fully-equipped and beautifully presented, Heritage Ascent offers Executive Suites, co-working spaces, training areas and conference centers.

Located in the WaFd Bank Building - CLICK FOR MORE INFO!


Office space available - PERFECT for a tech user or office tenant needing to get up and running fast!

Property is located at 723 Silver Avenue, up to 15,502 SF available. Workstations, computer monitors, and furniture is in place and a tenant would have the use of parking spaces at no additional cost! Tons of additional amenities.


Looking for a speculative or build-to-suit property? Search no further than, our online property listing database tool that incorporates big data for site location decisions. check out these options today:

6.8 Acres for Lease at ABQ Sunport

Mesa del Sol Industrial Spec Space

Huning Business & Tech Park


Find the perfect space for your business at


AREA Promotes the Region’s Business Advantages at Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Aligned with its mission to establish a national identity as a leading location for business investment, the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (AREA) is attending the 38th annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado in partnership with the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the New Mexico Partnership, and local industry and commercial real estate leaders.

Best Practices and Visionary Ideas Shared at ‘The Case for Downtown’ Event

Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance and its Technology and Innovation Advisory Council hosted a quarterly event focused on the importance of the urban core to the entire regional economy.

Arcosa chooses New Mexico for new wind-tower production facility

Belen will get a big economic boost with the expansion of a wind-tower manufacturer into the area, one that will add roughly 250 jobs. Texas-based Arcosa Inc. announced Tuesday its subsidiary, Arcosa Wind Towers, will open a wind-tower production facility in Belen with production to begin as soon as next year.


Thank you to our contributors


Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)


University of New Mexico


Albuquerque Publishing Co.

Bank of Albuquerque

BlueCross BlueShield of New Mexico

Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc.


FRENCH Funerals & Cremations

Huning, LLC

Intel Corporation

Jaynes Corporation

Mesa del Sol, LLC

NAI Sun Vista

New Mexico Gas Company

Nusenda Credit Union

Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Summit Electric Supply Co., Inc.

Tamaya Ventures

Tempur Pedic

Titan Development

U.S. Bank

See a list of all our contributors

Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance

201 Third Street NW #1900, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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