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Netflix Hub Comes To Albuquerque: Economic Development


November 16, 2018 – Netflix plans to ramp up production in New Mexico following the planned acquisition of Albuquerque Studios. The company has committed to bring $1 billion in productions to the state in the next 10 years. That includes spending at least $600 million over the next five years on its own productions and another $400 million in direct and indirect spending, including leasing space to other production companies. Netflix is familiar with the state, having filmed series such as “Godless” and “Longmire” here, drawn in large part by the tax incentives offered by the state of New Mexico. Netflix sought additional incentives for this deal, including $10 million in Local Economic Development Act funds and $4.5 million worth of incentives from the city of Albuquerque. How does this deal fit into a larger economic development strategy in New Mexico? How important are tax incentives for development? What will the ripple effects be in New Mexico from the Netflix deal?


Matt Geisel, secretary of economic development for the state of New Mexico

Debra Inman, vice president of Albuquerque Economic Development

Synthia Jaramillo, director of economic development with the city of Albuquerque


For Further Reading:

Netflix ABQ Deal Could Mean Boom For Local Commercial Real Estate – Albuquerque Business First

Councilors Approve Netflix Incentive Deal – Albuquerque Journal

How Netflix Expanded To 190 Countries In 7 Years – Harvard Business Review

One-On-One With Synthia Jaramillo – Albuquerque Journal

NM Film Business Slows Over Last Fiscal Year – Albuquerque Journal

Film Industry Leaders And The Netflix Deal

1219 Netflix Extra

November 8, 2018 – Correspondent Megan Kamerick looks into the deal Mayor Tim Keller signed to bring Netflix’s new production hub to Albuquerque.  She talks with a union president and leaders in the film offices of Albuquerque and Santa Fe about the future of the film industry in New Mexico.  A longer conversation with the group, and an additional panel on the impact of the Netflix deal to the state’s economic development, will be aired next week.

Alicia Keyes, film liaison, City of Albuquerque
Eric Witt, executive director, Santa Fe Film Office
Liz Pecos, president of the local International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (IATSE Local 480)