Improving sustainability through recycling and water conservation events.

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. Thirty-seven years later, Intel is the largest manufacturer in the state, with approximately 1,200 employees at its campus in Rio Rancho. The site is home to Fab 11X, one of Intel’s 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facilities. 

Intel’s preference is to source locally whenever possible and, as a result, spent nearly $200 million with New Mexico businesses in 2016. 

Environmental Stewardship

Intel New Mexico supports environmental initiatives that improve sustainability awareness and conservation efforts in the community.

For example, Intel partners with Rio Rancho Public Schools and Galloping Grace Youth Ranch to support an environmental sustainability program which feeds livestock school cafeteria scraps instead of it being thrown into the trash.

Intel in the Community

Intel, the Intel Foundation, and Intel employees contribute over $1 million a year to schools, nonprofit organizations and programs in New Mexico in support of education, the environment, and quality of life. Fifty-seven percent of New Mexico Intel employees volunteered more than 31,000 hours of their time in 2016.

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.


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