First it was Eclipse Aviation, which started delivery in 2006 of its low-cost VLJ (Very Lite Jet), announcing that their headquarters and manufacturing plant will be located in Albuquerque.
Then it was Tempur-Pedic mattress factory who announced they would build their second factory in Albuquerque.. The new factory is now the largest mattress factory in the world at just over 800,000 sq. ft.
Then it was Culver Studios announcing that they are building Albuquerque Studios in the new Mesa Del Sol master planned development.
Right around the same time that Albuquerque Studios was announced, Lionsgate Films announced they are going to build a film studio in Rio Rancho.
Also, Gap Inc. recently moved its Corporate Shared Service Center (CSSC) / Corporate Office to Albuquerque.
Now, Tesla Motors announced Monday that it has picked Albuquerque as the site for its first factory to build a fully electric sedan.
It sure sounds like Albuquerque is starting to move up in the world. Now only if we can move up our transportations systems then everything would be good. Never less, it sure is an exciting time to live in the Albuquerque Metro area.