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  • Mariposa Open House & Ribbon Cutting










FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009 FROM 4:00 P.M. UNTIL 8:00 PM


The new Mariposa Community Center will be opening its doors for all Mariposa residents on Friday, June 5.  The “state of the art” community center includes both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness facility, lounge, flexible use room and café.  The center will be open to visitors from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., June 5 – 7.  All are welcome to join the ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday at 4:00 p.m. with free food and refreshments available for the whole family and a chance to win free prizes for eligible adults.

The grand opening will coincide with the second annual Mariposa Run benefiting Special Olympics New Mexico on June 7.  Registration can be completed online for 1k Kids’ Fun Run, 5k Fitness Walk, 5k Run, and 10k Run.  For more information please visit or by phone at

(505) 823-9360.

  • DreamWorks

    DreamWorks Animation has chosen to locate in Rio Rancho and use Intel Corp.’s Encanto supercomputer to render its 3-D films, further cementing New Mexico’s status as the Hollywood of the Southwest. The DreamWorks deal is one of the first commercial partnership to come out of the New Mexico Computing Applications Center, which teamed up with the University of New Mexico, the New Mexico Department of Information Technology, National LambdaRail, and Cerelink DMG to bring the project to fruition.

    Insigniam Innovation Discovery Center also announced it will use Encanto to simulate models to improve health care delivery. Insigniam Innovation plans to initially hire 65 employees.

    Encanto, housed at Intel in Rio Rancho, is the 12th fastest computer in the world and the fastest non-federal computer. As the projects progress, they are expected to create up to 100 high-tech, high-wage jobs.

  • Intel Investment: $2.5 billion

    On February 10, 2009 Intel Corp. announced an investment of $2.5 billion for upgrades at its Rio Rancho plant to gear up for its next generation 32 nanometer chips. The new 32 nanometer chip will be smaller, faster, and consume less energy.

    The latest investment follows a $2 billion commitment made in 2007 to automate and retool the Rio Rancho factory to manufacture 45 nanometer chips.  An expected 1,500 contract jobs will be created in the next 18 months from this investment.

    Intel’s breakthrough technologies, high-paying jobs and community involvement are crucial to our economy and allow us to compete in today’s global economy,” said Governor Bill Richardson.

  • Forbes: Albuquerque poised to see home prices and construction rise



  • ACCRA Cost of Living Index Update - 3rd Quarter 2008: 97.7


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Business Climate Rankings


    Best Place to Raise Kids in 2009, BusinessWeek, November 2008

    Albuquerque MSA Ranked #83 for 100 Best Places to Live and Launch, Fortune Small Business Magazine, April 2008

    Albuquerque Metro Ranked 3rd in 10 Best Places to Own Real Estate, Money Magazine, January 2007

    Rio Rancho ranks #56 for America's Beset Places to Live, Money Magazine, August 2006

    Albuquerque Metro Ranked 3rd Smartest City to Live, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, May 2006

    Albuquerque Area Named a Five-Star Knowledge Worker Metro, Expansion Management, May 2006

    Albuquerque One of the Top Metros in U.S. Overall for Public Schools, Expansion Management, May 2006

    Albuquerque Ranked 8th Mid-Size Metro in Nation for Top Public Schools, Expansion Management, May 2006

    New Mexico Has Sixth Highest Concentration of Tech Workers in the Nation, American Electronics Association, April 2006

    New Mexico 6th in Generation of Wind Power, American Wind Energy Association, March 2006

    Albuquerque Metro Ranked on Milken List of Top 200 Best Performing Cities, Milken Institute, March 2006

    USA Today Picks Albuquerque Metro as One of the Top 6 Destinations to Travel for 2006, USA Today, January 2006

    Albuquerque Named as the 13th Fittest City in Nation, Men's Fitness, January 2006

    Yahoo! Names Albuquerque Among Cities With Good Work and Life Balance, Yahoo!, October 2005

    Albuquerque Area Featured as Best Community for Young People, Newsweek, October 2005

    Albuquerque Metro Named 5th Best Real Estate Market and 4th Lowest City for Purchase Costs, Expansion Management, August 2005