About Albuquerque Economic Development (AED)
AED is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit business and industry and help local companies grow in order to generate quality job opportunities in the Albuquerque metro area. AED provides confidential assistance to businesses considering the area for expansion and new investment.
AED serves as an umbrella organization to promote investment in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties. With support from investors and allies in the public sector, AED actively recruits those companies that will export goods or services from New Mexico, thereby bringing new investment dollars to the state. By contributing to the area's economic growth, development and diversification, these economic base jobs improve the standard of living and opportunities within the Albuquerque area.
Since its creation in 1960, AED has recruited over 200 companies and more than 25,000 jobs to the Albuquerque metro area. In 2009, Site Selection Magazine recognized AED for its success in recruiting major projects to the community.
Some of the companies that AED has assisted in their selection of the Albuquerque metro area include:
- Intel Corporation
- GAP Inc.
- Ethicon Endo-Surgery
- Fidelity Investments
- General Mills
- Goodrich Aerospace
- Verizon Wireless
- PR Newswire