ALBUQUERQUE ― Gov. Susana Martinez announced the expansion of Raytheon’s Albuquerque manufacturing operations which will create 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs.
This announcement comes on the heels of New Mexico being ranked the third-fastest growing economy in the nation by the U.S. Department of Commerce. New Mexico was also recently ranked seventh in the nation for private-sector job growth – creating nearly 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the last year.
“This is great news for New Mexico and another example of what’s possible when businesses know they’re welcome in our state,” Martinez said. “We’ve seen it over and over again – when we commit to reforms and tools that make us more competitive and business friendly, companies from around the nation and the world take notice – and choose New Mexico to invest and create jobs.”
The expanded operations will support the development and production of directed energy systems, range monitoring systems, and telemetry systems for U.S. and coalition partners. The newly created jobs will include program management positions, engineering, and other technical jobs.
“We’re thrilled that Raytheon continues to expand in Albuquerque,” Mayor Richard J. Berry said. “I am pleased that they have been able to take advantage of our great workforce and through their strategic location at the Sandia Science and Technology Park they are able to take advantage of potential collaborations with the world’s finest scientists.”
Acquired by Raytheon in 2011, the Albuquerque site currently supports the production of high-powered microwave directed energy technology and aircraft range monitoring systems. Nearly 200 employees presently work on site.
“This workforce expansion enables Raytheon to develop some of the most advanced technologies and capabilities that keep our warfighters and our nation ahead of the threat,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems…