NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

New Mexico is located among the fastest growing states in the nation - goods reach Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Texas within one day and California within two days. Interstate 25 connects New Mexico to both international borders. Interstates 40 and 10 connect New Mexico to the east and west coasts.

Case Study: El Pinto

In January 2017, Governor Susana Martinez announced that El Pinto Foods will invest $7 million to expand its Albuquerque manufacturing facilities to more than 6,200 square feet, creating 25 new jobs to meet increasing demand.

El Pinto Food’s salsa manufacturing division currently produces 25,000 salsa and chile jars per shift and has the capacity to make 3-4 million jars a year. El Pinto’s factory, which is both Safe Quality Food (SQF) and Organic Certified, is expanding to meet growing demand for individual sized portion cups for private label customers.

“El Pinto began from humble roots in 1962 by my parents with 10 tables. Today our salsa manufacturing facility, located on the same property as the 1,000 seat restaurant, shares the taste of New Mexico to the entire country,” said co-owner Jim Thomas.

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With the support of the Economic Development Department and the Governor, we continue to expand our manufacturing jobs, right here in New Mexico, as one of the largest employers in the North Valley of Albuquerque. Providing quality jobs and nutritious New Mexican food is what El Pinto stands for.”
John Thomas, Co-Owner

New Mexico has no inventory tax, and does not tax consumables used in manufacturing, including electricity and natural gas.