Monday, October 07, 2013
Commission Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley today pledged her support for a new customer service and technical support center operated by Canon Information Technology Services, Inc. The company announced its plans to bring 150 jobs to Albuquerque at a news conference with state and local officials earlier today.
The Bernalillo County Commission is united on economic development and job creation in Central New Mexico, and I am proud to pledge my support for this project,” Commission Vice Chair Debbie O’Malley says. “This is another success story in Bernalillo County’s economic development portfolio. But the bottom line is these are good jobs with good wages that will ultimately help more New Mexico kids and families grow and succeed.”
Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins, Governor Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry announced the news with company officials Monday morning.
The cooperation between state and local elected officials and economic development staff was listed as a factor in the company’s decision to choose Albuquerque over other competing cities.
The project incentives include $600,000 in Local Economic Development Act funds to help the company renovate an existing office building on Jefferson Plaza N.E. The city, county and state have pledged $200,000 each, pending Commission and City Council approval.
Commissioners Hart Stebbins and O’Malley will schedule a vote on the county’s $200,000 incentive in November.
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