Amazon Continues to Grow in County Commission District 1

03/05/2021

Amazon began construction in January on a new sortation center as part of its fulfillment center campus. The sortation center will add an additional 270,000 square feet to the roughly 2.9 million square foot, five-story, fulfillment center campus.

Amazon lists a sortation center as part of the “middle mile” for transporting packages between Amazon sites prior to last minute delivery to customers.

In May of 2020, The Bernalillo County Commission approved $6.5 million for infrastructure improvements to benefit land parcels along Atrisco Vista Boulevard, including Amazon’s campus, to attract other new businesses along the corridor. This request was sponsored by Commissioner Debbie O’Malley who represents the area.

“Bernalillo County’s investment in improving and eventually completing the extension of Atrisco Vista will have a huge economic impact,” says Commissioner Debbie O’Malley.  “Not only in thousands of construction and permanent jobs, but in new tax revenue for needed public services and infrastructure deficiencies in other areas of the county.”

New Mexico State Rep. Joy Garratt D-Albuquerque whose district includes this area, is leading the efforts at the state level to improve the transportation needs on the county’s West Side, including Atrisco Vista. “I absolutely support clean industry and good-paying jobs on the West Side,” says Rep. Joy Garratt.  “We need to address the jobs-housing imbalance, and the investment by Amazon will prove to be a catalyst for doing just that.”

Commissioner O’Malley also wants to acknowledge the outstanding work of County Manager, Julie Morgas Baca, Economic Development Director, Mayling Armijo, Deputy County Manager, Enrico Gradi, and Public Works Deputy Director, Elias Archuleta, in supporting Amazon’s decision to invest in Bernalillo County.  

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