News ItemDecember 2016 Park Post
Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) Economic Impact Analysis –
The SS&TP hosted a news conference on December 2 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History to announce the results of an economic impact analysis conducted every two years by the Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG). MRCOG assessed the Park’s economic impact from its inception in May 1998 through the end of 2015. The new, independent report highlights that the SS&TP has benefitted the local economy for nearly 19 years through job creation, increases in state and local tax revenues, and higher-than-average wages for its employees when compared with the average wage in the Albuquerque metro area. The results were delivered by City of Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. Remarks were also provided by Dan Sanchez, NNSA Sandia Field Office; Andy McIlroy, Sandia National Laboratories; Dewey Cave, MRCOG; and Sherman McCorkle, Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corporation. Over 100 people attended the news conference.