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2NDGEAR Plans Operations Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico

2NDGEAR, a leading provider of certified refurbished IT equipment for educational systems, plans to expand with opening of an operations center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to state officials, New Mexico's Job Training Incentive Program will create 100 new jobs in Albuquerque.

"We are excited about expanding into Albuquerque and thankful for the warm welcome from Governor Martinez, Mayor Keller and the city's business leaders," said Richard Heard, President of 2NDGEAR's parent company, Insight Investments. "2NDGEAR aims to double its business in the next five years and New Mexico offers a strong workforce and opportunity for growth. We look forward to being a part of this great community for many years to come."

"We're proud to welcome another great employer to New Mexico as we continue to grow our thriving tech sector," said Governor Susana Martinez. "It's incredible to see our reforms working to attract new businesses to our state while our local companies continue to succeed and create new jobs."

"I am pleased to welcome 2NDGEAR to Albuquerque, a mainstay for innovation and high-tech companies," stated Mayor Keller. "Creating good paying jobs is essential for our City and we look forward to working with 2NDGEAR as they continue to grow, right here in Albuquerque."

2NDGEAR's services include data destruction, equipment trade-in, e-waste recycling, onsite help desk, software and hardware installations and de-installations.

"We welcome our newest employer, 2NDGEAR, to Albuquerque's growing tech sector, and we look forward to the company's success here," said Roberta Cooper Ramo, Chair of Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. "2NDGEAR's decision to locate its new Technology and Refurbishment Center in Albuquerque represents a significant impact to the local community: more than 100 jobs and $12 million in new annual payroll are expected to be created, along with $57 million in new economic activity."

"Helping high-tech businesses grow and thrive is a top priority in growing and diversifying our economy," said Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel. "It's exciting to see another long-term recruitment of a tech firm come to fruition and create good jobs for the people of New Mexico."


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