Investment and Innovation
Intel began operations in New Mexico in 1980, with 25 employees on a small piece of land previously used as a sod farm. More than three decades later, Intel is the largest industrial employer in the state, with approximately 3,500 employees at its campus in Rio Rancho. The site is home to Fab 11X, Intel’s largest 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility.
Intel New Mexico supports environmental initiatives that improve sustainability awareness and conservation efforts in the community. For example, Intel has partnered with the City of Albuquerque and a local TV station to host an electronic waste recycling event.
Intel in the Community
Intel, the Intel Foundation and Intel employees contribute over $4 million a year to schools, nonprofit organizations and programs in New Mexico in support of education, the environment, and quality of life. In 2011, Intel employees generated over $360,000 in matching Intel Foundation grants by volunteering more than 36,000 hours in schools and non-profits.
As a partner with schools, universities, government, and nonprofit organizations in New Mexico, Intel strives to give children the education and 21st century tools they need to succeed. Company contributions include grants to public schools in support of science, technology, engineering, and math education. Intel Teach has trained over 10,000 teachers in New Mexico – at a value that exceeds $15 million.
New Mexico Quick Facts
- Intel’s Annual Economic Impact to New Mexico is nearly $1 billion
- Every 10 Intel jobs create 26 more jobs in the community
- Employee volunteer participation is over 40%