Community Reports

City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department Report

June 22, 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.


  • "Arizona" starring Danny McBride is currently shooting in Albuquerque. Dark comedy to be released in 2018.

  • Albuquerque Film and Music Experience was held successfully the weekend of June 6-10 at the KiMo Theatre and featured Jeff Bridges and T Bone Burnett.

  • Albuquerque welcomes 'The Night Shift' back to our city for its fourth season. The production will employ approximately 350 New Mexico crew members, 100 New Mexico principal actors and approximately 2,500 New Mexico background talent. 

  • In May the Albuquerque Film Office reported

    • Four productions in pre-pro.

    • Three shows wrapped

    • Five shows filming in the greater Albuquerque area. 


  • Raytheon Albuquerque is moving forward with a facility expansion at the Sandia Tech Park that will create 60 new high-tech jobs.

  • USC Bags, located on San Mateo (between San Mateo and Menaul) is expanding its printing operation by adding a new press that will result in the creation of 12 new jobs.

  • City EDD Department EDAct Council has recommended funding in the amount of $200,000 to help support the expansion of the BioScience Center from its current location at 5901 Indian School Rd NE, into the InnovateABQ site. After the move, they will be able to handle up to nineteen startups. One of BioScience's incubated companies plans to take over the space.

  • The City will partner with other area tourism groups to support Southwest Airlines ABQ feature piece in August

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

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


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.