SANTA FE, N.M. - One year after signing an agreement to open its first U.S. Production hub in New Mexico, Netflix has spent more than $150 million in the state, utilized more than 2,000 production vendors, and hired over 1,600 cast and crew members, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes and Netflix announced today. Here is a statement from the department:
Netflix, based in Los Gatos, CA, signed the agreement to purchase Albuquerque Studios in January 2019 and promised $1 billion in production spending over the next 10 years in exchange for economic development assistance from the State of New Mexico and City of Albuquerque.
Additionally, Netflix will be partnering with the state and NBCUniversal to launch a training program for below-the-line production jobs to serve New Mexico’s growing industry. Netflix and NBCUniversal have pledged to each donate $55,000 a year over the next decade to support the program.