Former New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela described Santa Teresa as “one of the most dynamic communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Here are some of the more recent expansions in the New Mexico Borderplex. You can read other announcements from our news feed.
On Monday, January 23, 2017, Wholesome Valley Farms announced it invest $12 million over 5 years to repurpose the abandoned egg processing plant in Berino, New Mexico, creating hydroponic greenhouses, seed drying rooms, and cotton seed milling and receiving up to $620,000 in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds for infrastructure improvements.
On Monday, January 23, 2017, Governor Susana Martinez also announced that New Mexico Greenhouse Holdings will create 13 new jobs with the expansion of their New Mexico operations in Mesilla Park. New Mexico Greenhouse Holdings originally invested $2 million to open their Mesilla Park facility in 2015. They will invest an additional $5.4 million to expand their current facility to meet growing demand from their largest customer, Whole Foods.
On December 5, 2016, Valley Cold Storage and Transportation, headquartered in Las Cruces, New Mexico, broke ground on a new 105,000 square-foot warehouse today. The company will invest nearly $14 million, and create up to 33 jobs in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
On October 14, 2016, X2NSAT, Inc., a wireless and satellite communications company, announced it will expand operations to Las Cruces, New Mexico and create up to 45 new high-tech jobs over the next several years.
On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Pecan Brewery & Spirits and Valley Cold Storage & Transportation will add more than 40 jobs in Doña Ana County. Both companies received Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) assistance to establish roots and grow existing business within the region. The companies will be investing almost $16 million in our communities.
On October 19, 2015, Governor Susana Martinez welcomed New Mexico Greenhouse Holdings, LLC to Doña Ana County as the company announced its expansion in Southern New Mexico. The company will invest $6 million to renovate an 820,000 square-foot greenhouse facility with state-of-the-art water purification and recycling systems. The facility also includes 6,500 square feet of recently constructed office space and more than 25,000 square feet of warehouse distribution space, served by 10 loading docks. The company will create 120 jobs over the next four years. These new jobs will include botanists, geneticists, and greenhouse staff.
On Friday, July 31, 2015, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Sitel, a leading global customer care provider, will add more than 100 jobs at its Las Cruces facility. The company has operated in Las Cruces since 2007 and is expanding in part due to support provided through New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP).
The announcement came just days after the U.S Department of Commerce ranked three New Mexico cities among the top five U.S. metro areas for export growth with Las Cruces topping the list.
On July 13, 2015, ARCA SPACE CORPORATION’s CEO Dumitru Popescu and Governor Susana Martinez announced the full establishment of ARCA SPACE Corporation operations in Las Cruces, New Mexico. This activity will include the production and flight tests of AirStrato UAS and Haas rocket series at ARCA’s new facilities from Las Cruces Airport.
The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine at New Mexico State University celebrated a groundbreaking for the first medical school in Southern New Mexico on April 27, 2015.
Convergys Corporation announced that it is hiring 200 full-time on-site positions for its contact center in Las Cruces, New Mexico on April 23, 2015. Convergys will receive $181,250 in Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds to hire and train these new employees.
MCS Industries announced that their expansion in Santa Teresa will bring new manufacturing jobs to New Mexico. They will invest $11.1M in expanding their warehousing and distribution facility. The company will also relocate its printing operations from Pennsylvania and construct a 215,000 square-foot facility in the new Westpark Logistics Center in Santa Teresa. Their announcement occurred on April 6, 2015.
Governor Susana Martinez and other officials welcomed Turkish manufacturer CN Wire as the company announced their expansion in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The operation will employ 300 and occupy 256,000 square feet of industrial space in the Verde Logistics Park.
On June 9, 2014, Governor Susana Martinez and City of Las Cruces elected officials helped MVEDA welcome California-based Franco Whole Foods to the New Mexico Borderplex. Franco Whole Foods chose the New Mexico Borderplex as an ideal location to help the company move its wholesale merchandise to markets in the east.
On May 28, 2014, Union Pacific Chairman and CEO Jack Koraleski was joined by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Senator Tom Udall, Congressman Steve Pearce, and numerous other local, state and federal officials to announce the grand opening of the Santa Teresa Intermodal Ramp. The new $400M facility will serve as one of the largest inland ports in the United States.
On May 17, 2014, German automotive supplier CertoPlast announces its first North American operation will be in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
On March 6, 2014 Governor Susana Martinez announced five new companies relocating to the New Mexico Borderplex creating 150 new jobs.
For the third time in less than a year, Gov. Susana Martinez visited the southern part of Doña Ana County on July 22, 2013 to announce the location of two new companies in the Santa Teresa area.