Albuquerque, NM — New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, NBCUniversal executives, and other civic and industry leaders cut the ribbon on NBCUniversal’s New Mexico production facility.
“I am thrilled to formally open the NBCUniversal’s New Mexico production facility,” said Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Despite the pandemic, we’ve had one of our best and most productive years — if not our very best year ever – – with the film and television industry. This industry has leapt back to life because they have put safety first — and they will help our state recovery economically as we put the pandemic behind us. NBCUniversal chose New Mexico because we are good for good business. I couldn’t be more excited about our growing partnership and their efforts to provide innovative workforce development and mentorship initiatives to New Mexicans in the industry.”
“NBCUniversal is thankful for the support of Governor Lujan Grisham, Mayor Keller, the New Mexico Legislature, and the Albuquerque City Council,” said Veronica Sullivan, SVP, Head of Global Production External Affairs, NBCUniversal. “We are proud of what we have accomplished so far through our venture with the Garcia family and look forward to growing our production profile across the state, contributing to the continued development of the talented New Mexico workforce.”
“Albuquerque is on solid footing to become one of the largest high-tech and sustainable film production centers in North America,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Bringing NBCUniversal to town, and half a billion dollars in direct production spend, supports long-term careers for our talented, local film industry workforce and has an incredible impact on local businesses. We’ll continue to craft smart partnerships and champion our innovative and diverse Albuquerque community as we work to permanently secure our place as a world-class production hub.”
The State of New Mexico Economic Development Department committed $7.7 million through the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) and the City of Albuquerque pledged another $3 million from its LEDA fund to the public-private partnership.
View the press release here.
Photo Credit: NM Film Department/Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham