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Santa Fe Brewing Company Expands Its Santa Fe, New Mexico Production Center

Santa Fe Brewing Company, New Mexico's oldest and largest craft brewery, will expand its production center by 55,000 square foot in Santa Fe, New Mexico, creating 105 new jobs in the Land of Enchantment State.

The company brews, cans and bottles beer on site and distributes throughout a nine-state region in the southern and western U.S. The expansion will increase production capacity ten times and help the company enter new national and international markets. Santa Fe Brewing Co. currently exports between 30 to 40 percent of its product outside New Mexico.

"Santa Fe Brewing is more than just a local brewer but a brand that goes beyond our state through its exports," said Governor Susanna Martinez. "We are thrilled to help Santa Fe Brewing Company grow into new markets and expand its reach, bringing new dollars into New Mexico with a profound multiplier effect."

"We could not be more excited about the support we received from Governor Susana Martinez, Sec. Jon Barela, Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe for our expansion and our continued success," said Brian Lock the firm’s president. "Craft brewing is a fast-growing industry across the U.S. and we want New Mexico to be a leader in providing the best microbrews and hops."

The New Mexico Economic Development Department will contribute Local Economic Development Act funds and Santa Fe County also hopes to contribute funds toward construction costs and for energy-efficient wastewater treatment upgrades. Additionally, the county and City of Santa Fe have been working with Santa Fe Brewing to enable access to the sewer system, a key requirement for success in the final configuration of this capital project.

"We have strategically focused our economic policies to help New Mexico businesses like Santa Fe Brewing Company stay in our state and grow," said Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela. "Santa Fe Brewing is a wonderful value added agriculture producer, an industry we are targeting for growth to increase our state's exports so we can diversify our economy and reduce New Mexico's longtime reliance on the federal government."

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