The Bernalillo County Commission on Dec. 10 gave initial approval to consider an $11.3 million industrial revenue bond package that will help make a new downtown development, including a grocery store, a reality. The board unanimously approved the incentives for UR 205 Silver, LLC, which is developing a vacant lot at 205 Silver Ave. S.W., near Silver and 2nd Street.
Project plans include a 74-unit multifamily apartment complex, and 22,000 square feet of mixed-use commercial space anchored by an 11,555 square-foot grocery store. The project would create 62 full-time jobs and 150 temporary construction jobs.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners are encouraged to sign up for Bernalillo County’s next Increment of 1 summit, scheduled for Nov. 2, 2013, from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Scalo Northern Italian Grill in Nob Hill. Legal, finance, advertising and other experts will offer free technical assistance to people looking to start or expand a small business. The event is designed with a speed-dating format to provide business owners with immediate answers to pressing questions. This special event is free, but participation is limited. To register, call 505.468.7817 or click here for more information. To register for this event, please click here.
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.
Sept. 2 was the first day of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Trade Alliance’s 2013 Trade Mission to Taiwan. Led by Bernalillo County Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins, the trade mission is comprised of representatives from POSLavu, the University of New Mexico’s Science and Technology Corporation (STC@UNM), Rio Grande Regional Investment Center, Used Equipment Sales LLC, the State of New Mexico Office of International Trade, and the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation.
Commissioner Art De La Cruz on Thursday applauded the news that the South Valley Gateway community has been selected as one of New Mexico’s new emerging MainStreet communities, a major step toward economic development and more job creation in the South Valley.
This Increment of 1 Initiative event will take place Wednesday, June 26 at Paco’s International Smoked Cuisine, 3851 Rio Grande Blvd. N.W. The program runs from 7:30 – 9 a.m. and continental breakfast will be served.
Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins will lead the trade mission from September 1-9, 2013 in an effort to generate opportunities for local companies to find customers and partners in Taiwan.
On April 26, Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson will lead eight New Mexico companies to the State of Israel on a trade mission organized by the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Trade Alliance in partnership with the New Mexico–Israel Business Exchange.