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Amazon Continues to Grow in County Commission District 1

03/05/2021
3:22 PM
Tom Thorpe, O (505) 314-0403, C (505) 414-0485 - tthorpe@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – Amazon began construction in January on a new sortation center as part of its fulfillment center campus. The sortation center will add an additional 270,000 square feet to the roughly 2.9 million square foot, five-story, fulfillment center campus.

Amazon lists a sortation center as part of the “middle mile” for transporting packages between Amazon sites prior to last minute delivery to customers.

In May of 2020, The Bernalillo County Commission approved $6.5 million for infrastructure improvements to benefit land parcels along Atrisco Vista Boulevard, including Amazon’s campus, to attract other new businesses along the corridor. This request was sponsored by Commissioner Debbie O’Malley who represents the area.

“Bernalillo County’s investment in improving and eventually completing the extension of Atrisco Vista will have a huge economic impact,” says Commissioner Debbie O’Malley.  “Not only in thousands of construction and permanent jobs, but in new tax revenue for needed public services and infrastructure deficiencies in other areas of the county.”

New Mexico State Rep. Joy Garratt D-Albuquerque whose district includes this area, is leading the efforts at the state level to improve the transportation needs on the county’s West Side, including Atrisco Vista. “I absolutely support clean industry and good-paying jobs on the West Side,” says Rep. Joy Garratt.  “We need to address the jobs-housing imbalance, and the investment by Amazon will prove to be a catalyst for doing just that.”

Commissioner O’Malley also wants to acknowledge the outstanding work of County Manager, Julie Morgas Baca, Economic Development Director, Mayling Armijo, Deputy County Manager, Enrico Gradi, and Public Works Deputy Director, Elias Archuleta, in supporting Amazon’s decision to invest in Bernalillo County.  

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $650 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff, and treasurer.

 

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