Community Reports

City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department Report

May 18, 2017




Dora Dominguez, Senior Economic Development Manager for the City of Albuquerque's Economic Development Department, is liaison to the North I-25 Business Association. 

You can contact Dora at or at 768-3268.



Quick Fact: Every eight days of production of a pilot (pilot episode takes about eight days to shoot) the direct spend in our community is $1M to $1.5M for every pilot shot.


For 2016 the direct spend for film production in the City was $178M.


"Albuquerque welcomes 'The Night Shift' back to our city for its fourth season. We support the movie and television industry, and the movie and television industry supports our economy; it's a great thing for everyone," said Mayor Richard J. Berry. The production will employ approximately 350 New Mexico crew members, 100 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 2,500 New Mexico background talent. 

In April the Albuquerque Film Office reported


Three productions in pre-production phase.

In April - two shows wrapped.

In April - four shows filming in the greater Albuquerque area.


North I-25

Titan Development announced plans for its first hotel investment renovations to the Courtyard by Marriott Albuquerque Hotel, located in Albuquerque's Journal Center Business Park. A multi-million dollar renovation is in its planning stages for Courtyard with plans to utilize the courtyard area to become more of an event space. Fairfax, Virginia-based Crescent Hotels and Resorts will be taking over managing the hotel from Florida-based Ocean Property Group.


Lovelace Health Systems has christened its newest clinic. The parent company of the state's fourth-largest hospital officially opened in April a two-story, 43,200-square-foot health care clinic as part of a 7.1-acre Independence Court Square location at the North Interstate 25 corridor, 6701 Jefferson St. NE, between Osuna Road and Ellison Street. The project is a multi-story, multi-tenant office building with retail pads facing Jefferson.


Cabelas is hiring. It is on track to open in the fall.

City News

  • Applications for Creative StartUps business accelerator program will be open May 29th - July 9th

  • NM Angels will host its quarterly Member Dinner on May 25, 2017 at the Sandia Golf Club. The event will feature two new companies.​

Downtown & Old Town

  • Hotel Chaco is now officially accepting guests. The $40 million hotel is across the street from Heritage Hotel's other project

  • One Central Entertainment District Downtown now leasing space

    • Location Highlights:

    • 66 Modern Apartments with 44,000 Sq Ft of Commercial Space

    • 20,000 Sq Ft of Patio and Open Space

    • 423 Parking Spaces


Even though Dora Dominguez was not able to attend the May meeting, she and Chris Chavez graciously provided this report.