Governor Susana Martinez joined local and county officials to announce that Santa Fe Brewing Company, New Mexico's oldest and largest craft brewery, will expand in Santa Fe and create 105 new jobs. Santa Fe Brewing brews, cans and bottles beer on site and distributes throughout a nine-state region in the southern and western U.S. The expansion will increase production capacity ten times and help the company enter new national and international markets. Santa Fe Brewing Co. currently exports between 30 to 40 percent of its product outside New Mexico.
"Santa Fe Brewing is more than just a local brewer but a brand that goes beyond our state through its exports," said Gov. Martinez. "We are thrilled to help Santa Fe Brewing Company grow into new markets and expand its reach, bringing new dollars into New Mexico with a profound multiplier effect."
This announcement follows last week's announcements of a Los Lunas family manufacturing company, Accurate's, 250 employee expansion and PESCO, a Farmington family service and manufacturer's, expansion of 150 employees.
Yearly salaries for new positions at Santa Fe Brewing will range from $32,000 to $80,000 in addition to bonuses and benefits.
In recent months, manufacturers from as far away as Germany and Turkey, and as close as California, have moved their operations into New Mexico, citing recent tax reforms and New Mexico's status as an increasingly competitive state for business as reasons for their investment in our state.
New Mexico Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, as well as Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, the Regional Economic Development Corporation and Brian Lock, president of Santa Fe Brewing Co. joined Governor Martinez for the announcement.
"We could not be more excited about the support we received from Gov. Susana Martinez, Sec. Jon Barela, Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe for our expansion and our continued success," said
Brian Lock. "Craft brewing is a fast-growing industry across the U.S. and we want New Mexico to be a leader in providing the best microbrews and hops."