Amazon expands its New Mexico footprint Inc., the e-commerce powerhouse based in Seattle and founded by Albuquerque native Jeff Bezos, has expanded its footprint in New Mexico by acquiring approximately 16.5 acres of land in Farmington. The transaction was completed on March 14, with records from the San Juan County Assessor’s Office confirming the purchase from Cummins Rocky Mountain LLC. The acquired land is located at 160 S. Browning Pkwy., just south of Burnham Road, near key local facilities like the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter and the San Juan Veterinary Hospital. The property is valued at just under $700,000.

This acquisition adds to Amazon’s significant presence in New Mexico, where the company already operates two fulfillment and sortation centers—one in Los Lunas and another in West Albuquerque—along with four delivery stations. Collectively, these facilities employ over 3,000 people across the state. According to a 2023 economic impact study conducted by Keystone Strategy, Amazon’s investments in New Mexico have surpassed $1.1 billion, not counting the potential development of a new facility in Farmington.

In response to inquiries about this new land purchase, a spokesperson for Amazon stated to Albuquerque Business First via email, “Amazon does not comment on land purchases or leases.”

The company also recently announced its plans to establish a “last mile” facility in Grand Junction, Colorado, further expanding its regional logistical network.

Farmington city manager Robert “Rob” Mayes expressed enthusiasm about Amazon’s decision to invest in the area. “It’s meaningful that a company as astute as Amazon sees a bright economic future for the city of Farmington,” he remarked.

This new development is part of a broader surge in economic activity in northwest New Mexico. For instance, in July 2023, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments, based in New York City, revealed plans for a 300-megawatt solar and battery storage facility near the now-retired San Juan Generating Station. Additionally, in January, the New Mexico Economic Development Department highlighted a notable acquisition involving Calgon Carbon Corp., a water treatment product manufacturer from Pittsburgh, and two local firms.

Amazon’s broader business momentum continues to be strong, as evidenced by a recent earnings report from its cloud division, Amazon Web Services, which showcased a record profit margin. According to MarketWatch, this news contributed to a late surge in Amazon’s stock, which closed at $184.72 on Thursday.


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