Investing in New Mexico
Intel established a presence in New Mexico in 1980, and our Rio Rancho campus remains an important part of Intel’s global manufacturing network today; more than 1,100 employees manufacture microprocessor technology that powers data centers and hundreds of millions of smart and connected devices worldwide. Rio Rancho has been an important development and manufacturing site for Intel® Silicon Photonics, a new class of high-speed optical connectivity that uses fiber optics instead of copper wires for data communications.
Since 1980, Intel has invested more than $15 billion to build high-tech manufacturing capacity in New Mexico. Our preference is to source locally when possible, and over the past five years, we spent more than $1 billion with state-based organizations. In addition, an independent economic impact study we commissioned found that for every Intel job in the U.S., an additional 13 American jobs are supported.
We continually strive to improve our operations and minimize our impact on the environment, and our purchases of renewable power and renewable energy certificates cover 100% of our power use in New Mexico. Sustainable water management is also critical to our operations, and in 2017 we adopted a new goal to restore 100% of our global water use by 2025. To achieve this goal, we are partnering with Trout Unlimited, the National Forest Foundation, and the U.S. Forest Service to support New Mexico wetlands and waterways such as Comanche Creek in the Carson National Forest.
Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that in order to shape the future of technology, we must be representative of that future. By bringing together people with a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences, we can continue to innovate and solve the world’s toughest challenges.
From investing in education and promoting broad economic development initiatives, to working hand-in-hand with neighbors, Intel has long been committed to applying technology and the talents of our employees to broaden access to opportunity and be an asset to our community. Over the last five years, Intel, the Intel Foundation, and Intel employees gave more than $13 million in grants, donations, and in-kind gifts to local New Mexico schools, universities, and non-profits. In addition, more than half of our employees generously donate their time, volunteering more than 200,000 hours in the community over the last five years.
Community Environmental Working Group
Established in 2004, the Community Environmental Working Group meets monthly to advocate for continuous environmental improvements at Intel and improve community dialogue on environmental issues related to Intel. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
In addition to our many benefits and programs, employees at our Rio Rancho campus have access to many on-site amenities, including a Health for Life Center, day spa, fitness center, sports courts, cafes with free fruit and beverages, dry cleaning, bank/notary, nursing mother rooms, and employee discount programs.