Today Netflix announced that they plan to open a production studio in New Mexico by acquiring Albuquerque’s ABQ Studios. According to the deal, Netflix is planning to spend $1 billion on productions in New Mexico over the next ten years and create as many as 1,000 production jobs per year.
“Netflix is at the cutting edge of the film and television industry and it’s an honor to welcome them to New Mexico,” said Governor Martinez. “After years of hard work to cut taxes and make New Mexico business-friendly, we’re seeing incredible results. Now, New Mexico is leading the nation in economic growth and lowering unemployment and we’ve brought the world’s leading internet entertainment service, Netflix, to our state.”
“Landing Netflix is a transformative victory that will change the business landscape in the Duke City,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “The city has leveraged the groundwork laid over the years by our partners in the film and TV industry and we’ve made sure that film and the creative economy remained a tenet of our economic development plan so we can create accessible, high-paying jobs in this industry. Now viewers all over the world will be able to experience the most beautiful and livable city in the Southwest while watching their favorite Netflix content.”
“Our experience producing shows and films in New Mexico inspired us to jump at the chance to establish a new production hub here,” said Warren. “The people, the landscape and the facilities are all stellar and we can’t wait to get to work — and employ lots of New Mexicans — creating entertainment for the world to enjoy. We are grateful to Governor Martinez, Mayor Keller and the people of New Mexico for the opportunity to create a new ‘home away from home’ here in Albuquerque.”
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