Greater Albuquerque, NM Business Climate
Albuquerque is the major population center of Bernalillo County and Central New Mexico, which numbers nearly 900,000 residents. Top industries in Albuquerque include aerospace and defense, higher education, energy technology including solar energy, and semicondcutor and computer chip manufacturing. Major employers in the Albuquerque area include Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratory and Intel Corp. The flagship campus of the 25,000-student University of New Mexico is in Albuquerque, as is Central New Mexico Community College.