Diamond


From agriculture to entertainment, factories to The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad, New Mexico offers far more than breath taking scenery, diverse cultures and a world-renowned arts community. New Mexico is an untapped resource for businesses searching for rural farmlands, warehousing, shipping and freight, commercial and residential real estate, urban development and more! — The Land of Enchantment has something to offer any entity.  Small businesses and large corporations will find exactly what they’re looking for in New Mexico’s 45,000,000 (Forty-Five Million) acres of privately owned developed or ready-to-develop lands, while still leaving another 35,000,000 acres of protected lands, national parks and forests to maintain the beauty and mystique that lends the title to New Mexico as the Land of Enchantment.

Platinum


GREATER GALLUP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION/GALLUP LAND PROJECT
Gallup Land Partners, LLC (GLP) consists of approximately 26,000 acres of land near Gallup, New Mexico, including, and is comprised of the Gallup Energy Logistics Park (GELP); GLP Homes, Inc., a residential project under development that includes luxurious custom homes, mid-range single-family homes, starter homes, duplexes, and apartments; and GLP Commercial, Inc., a commercial development in Gallup, New Mexico that offers highly visible frontage property which is ideal for commercial business.  Through Gallup Land Partners, Robert Roche and Roche Enterprises have made a significant investment in the infrastructure and economic growth of northwestern New Mexico. Over the past five years, the company has made Investments of more than $40 million (USD ) in the area.

 

IMPROVE GROUP
At Improve Group we know there is always a better way to do business, and we help companies reach their potential by aligning their people, space and technology. Our turn-key solutions include full-service space designs, technology solutions, as well as employee engagement techniques that drive your organization towards a unified vision of success.   For over 40 years, we’ve helped organizations across the Southwest create innovative solutions to the challenges they face.

 

CITY OF LAS CRUCES
City of Las Cruces

MAESTAS DEVELOPMENT GROUP
Maestas Development Group is a commercial real estate developer with more than 50 successful projects. Our results have a meaningful impact on cities, businesses, citizens, and investors. In today’s complex and uncertain investment arena, we have a clear and strategic approach to investing. We exercise specific and proven investment practices to ensure fiscal discipline is exercised with each venture. This includes applying focused diligence in site selection, financial modeling, and development execution. Our methods and experience create predictable outcomes for each of our stakeholders. We know better decisions make better results.

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BERNALILLO COUNTY
Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 676,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $590 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

ATKINSON & CO.
Atkinson & Co. (ATCO) is one of the largest locally-owned accounting and business consulting firms in New Mexico. Founded in 1970, ATCO is a dynamic blend of tradition, technology, high energy associates, and experienced partners; locally owned, yet globally connected. Our clients include individuals, small businesses, governmental entities, not-for-profits, and multi-million dollar corporations who face important financial decisions on a daily basis. ATCO has an extensive tax, tax planning, accounting and auditing, and consulting practice. The firm also has a very strong pension, estate, litigation support, and business advisory service practice.

AZIMUTH ADVISORS
Founded in 2012 and based in Santa Fe, NM and Seattle, WA, Azimuth Advisors is a hands-on, client centric business advisory firm primarily serving the banking, mortgage banking and financial services industries. Our specialties are:Founded in 2012 and based in Santa Fe, NM and Seattle, WA, Azimuth Advisors is a hands-on, client-centric business advisory firm primarily serving the banking, mortgage banking and financial services industries. Our specialties are:• Bank Acquisition, Strategic Planning and Regulatory Compliance• Asset & Liability Management and DFAST/CCAR Reporting• QRM Implementation and Advisory• Balance Sheet and Income Statement Modeling and Forecasting• Credit Analysis and Forensic Loan Review• Litigation Support and Expert Witness ServicesWith an average of more than 20 years of individual experience as executives of successful operating companies, our principals have a unique client-side perspective on how best to deliver valuable consulting advice and services.  Our goal is to provide our clients with the tools, insights and expertise necessary to integrate our advice and solutions into their day-to-day management practices. Accordingly, we focus on assessing, implementing, integrating and developing strategies and advice that solve problems, enhance knowledge and facilitate a deeper understanding of our clients’ respective businesses. We then strive to teach our clients how to continuously and internally update our recommended solutions over time.  Unlike most larger consulting firms, our experienced practice leaders are hands-on, active participants in each engagement.

CELab
The CELab is a not-for-profit think tank focused on finding new ways to do economic development and workforce development at the community level. The 501(c)3 organization is engaged in researching structural problems facing community economies, developing new tools and approaches, and educating community leaders.

CIBOLA COMMUNITIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Cibola Communities Economic Development Foundation serves Grants, Milan and Cibola County by recruiting and attracting business and industry to Cibola County communities to create jobs, and to grow, diversify and expand the existing tax base. We work with existing businesses and industries to provide resources for future expansions and relocations within the county.

DROPSPOT
DropSpot is a technology driven logistics company that is changing the way packages are delivered to large apartment buildings. The company currently operates in San Francisco, Denver and Chicago and is seeking new funding to expand around the US and eventually around the world.

THE GARRITY GROUP
The Garrity Group helps small businesses be heard and large organizations be understood.  We provide public relations, issue management, public affairs, community relation and digital media solutions for our clients.

GELTMORE LLC/SC3 LLC
Geltmore LLC / SC3 LLC is a partnership working on several real estate developments in Albuquerque.Paul Silverman is an investor and on the credit committee of investUS.

JC FRESH FARMS
Producers of fresh greenhouse vegetables including peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers. We grow , pack and ship our production to U.S. and Canadian markets.

MCKEE WALLWORK AND COMPANY
McKee Wallwork and Company (MWC) is the world’s leading expert in brand revitalization.  Serving a broad range of clients throughout North America from its headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the firm was recognized by Advertising Age as 2015 Southwest Small Agency of the Year.  MWC made the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. its first year of eligibility, and has twice won the prestigious Effie Award for marketing effectiveness from the American Marketing Association. In addition to being named 2015 Southwest Small Agency of the Year, MWC also won Advertising Age’s 2015 B2B Campaign of the Year award.  In 2016, Advertising Age also recognized MWC as one of America’s Best Places to Work.  MWC principals have authored three books, including the award-winning “When Growth Stalls: How it Happens, Why You’re Stuck and What To Do About It” (now published in four languages), “Brand vs. Wild: Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments,” and “Power Branding: Leveraging the Success of the World’s Best Brands,” which has recently been published in China. MWC believes that creativity is the preeminent competitive advantage in business. Beyond traditional advertising—for which the firm has won hundreds of awards—MWC has stolen the show at CES and the HOW Design Conference (two of the most notable trade shows in the U.S.), produced a full-length television documentary, launched a SaaS technology startup, pioneered an innovative new market research model, and created a new AI software platform for sales collateral generation.

MENAUL SCHOOL
Menaul School is a 122 year old Day and Boarding College Preparatory school for grades 6-12. We manage two branch schools in China and have many high achieving international students in our high school.

MODRALL SPERLING
“Modrall is the law firm of choice for New Mexico law matters.” “Modrall Sperling attorneys are extremely hard-working, compassionate, knowledgeable, and very easy to contact anytime. They are simply the best.”These comments came from our clients, and appear on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” website at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.  We thank our clients for telling our story. Their words convey the relationships we have built in New Mexico and across the nation. Modrall Sperling is deeply grateful for the trust placed in our lawyers for the past 80 years. Modrall Sperling is the counsel of choice for complex business, litigation and natural resources challenges anywhere in New Mexico. In many specialty areas of practice, we are retained to work on issues throughout the Southwest and across the nation.

MONARCH WASTE TECHNOLOGIES
Monarch Waste Technologies is a technology company specializing in medical waste destruction technologies. MWT utilizes pyrolysis instead of inceneration to destroy medical waste. Our process is 92% more efficient than incineration and is 95% efficient in destruction by volume. The technology complies with the EPA exclusion for medical waste destruction. The technology is proven and is operational in the UK. MWT manufacturers the equipment, develops the facilities and operates the plants. Our technology offers a small scale system that can easily be deployed regionally or on site as a point-of-production destruction for medical waste. Our containerized units are mobile and can be placed where the waste is being produced.

NEW MEXICO TRANSLOADING
At New Mexico Transloading (NMT) we provide our unwavering commitment to exceeding your transloading needs. Woman owned and managed NMT is the only premier, fully operational, transloading company in New Mexico. As a state of the art rail facility, we transload a full range of products keeping safety a top priority. We are dedicated to securing and managing your shipment with professionalism, efficiency and promptness. New Mexico Transloading is your gateway to the Southwest.  We are currently seeking to build relationships with those in attendance to bring a full range of agricultural and commodities exportation services to Albuquerque. Our future endeavors involve being a key component to open trade routes to Asia, and Latin America. We recognize New Mexico grown and manufactured commodities have the potential to receive global recognition and we embark on this expedition with high anticipation.  Our multi-faceted family of companies including GandyDancer railroad contractors and builders, along with our logistics arm of GandyCargo, facilitates every aspect of transportation. We approach every company with great enthusiasm, professionalism and take the time to hear our customers with open minds to tailor make their transportation plan. This provides our valued customers a cost savings to their bulk transport, which increases their profits and shareholder’s investments. Contact us today.

TITAN DEVELOPMENT
Titan Development is one of the Southwest’s largest and most active, vertically integrated and diversified real estate developers offering development and construction services for senior living, multi-family, industrial, self-storage, single family, office and retail projects. To address its extensive pipeline of projects, Titan is raising its first fund of $200 million.

VERTICAL LIMIT AVIATION
VLA was established in 2008. Douglas Christian has developed a flight training academy and has become certified through the NMHED, 141 FAA Certification, 135 Commercial Operator Certification, VA Certification, and TSA. VLA is rapidly growing and was founded with the knowledge that the environment in which you train matters. Our students will learn to fly in some of the best conditions in the world. Most flight schools do not have access to flying in High Altitude environments, but VLA also has High Density Altitude environments as well which makes students better and more skillful pilots. This ultimately produces pilots that are better at power management, control smoothness, and understanding aircraft limitations than those trained at sea level. The military recognizes that teaching students in these unique conditions produces a more skillful and confident pilot. The high DA environment, every student at VLA has the stage set for success. Other services offered by VLA are Part 135 (Charter Services), ENG services, Shot over camera system for the filming industry, maintenance and parts, and a Robinson Approved Service Center. VLA is looking at expanding to other cities and states and has already expanded to Santa Teresa, NM. VLA has plans to develop an international training facility. VLA is also in the process of working on an MOU with a college so students can get a degree, have access to an English Learning Center, and be able to provide housing for foreign students.

VISION STUDIOS
Vision Studios, LLC, is in process of developing a major motion picture and television sound stage complex in Sandoval County, New Mexico.

YEAROUT PROPERTIES
Yearout Properties is part of Yearout Companies which has in business for 55 years as a mechanical contractor / contractor specializing in clean manufacturing, industrial, large commercial, institutional and hospitality. Yearout Properties, through an SPI named TKD Development, has been chosen by the Air Force to develop 100 acres of Air Force property at Kirtland Air For Base through an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) delivery. The development will focus on DOD contractors and vendors who work for and with the many missions at KAFB. The proximity to the AF missions, Sandia National Labs, the Nuclear Weapons Center and the two Air Force Research Labs (AFRL) specializing in Directed Energy and Space Vehicles will provide tenants with a unique opportunity to be “next door” to their clients, and speed up the delivery of technologies and weapons. The 100 acre development will include retail, entertainment, hospitality, office, light manufacturing, laboratory, and secure space. The development will provide a unique opportunity for DOD vendors and contractors and benefit the Air Force missions.

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CLIFTON LARSON ALLEN
CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) helps Chinese entrepreneurs invest in the U.S. market. Our services include tax compliance, entity formation, capital structure optimization, transfer pricing, and investment structuring. We help simplify international expansion with one point of contact for all your global needs. The U.S. regulatory environment can be complex when it comes to taxes, regulations, employees, and finances. Our Global Tax Services team can provide a full range of services to meet your global needs, including legal entity selection planning, debt/equity capital structure optimization, transfer pricing, pre-immigration planning, treaty analysis and permanent establishment planning, employee secondment tax analysis, exit planning, tax reporting and compliance and state and local tax incentives review.  A member firm of the Nexia International network, CLA acts as a one-stop-shop, providing Global Concierge services for business and people entering the United States.  Our Nexia affiliates have offices in more than 30 cities in China, from Beijing to Shanghai to Shenzhen. Our Albuquerque, NM office is proud to sponsor the 2017 US-China Business Summit to foster business relationships between our countries.

DUKE PACIFIC TRADE
Duke Pacific Trade LLC is New Mexico’s only exporter of New Mexico agricultural products licensed by the People’s Republic of China. Created through the collaborative efforts of the sponsors of the 2017 US China Business Matchmaking Summit to provide a long term, mutually beneficial business opportunity, Duke Pacific Trade is now the first new company creating economic-based jobs in New Mexico as a result of the matchmaking activities of the Summit. Duke Pacific Trade has already begun shipping samples of beef to Chinese trading companies for distribution in China and could start making container deliveries of beef prior to the Summit. In addition to exporting beef, the multicultural team at Duke Pacific Trade will export other New Mexico agricultural products such as pecans, green chile, and pistachios to China and other foreign countries.

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LAVU
Lavu’s iPad point of sale system is the world’s leading mobile POS for restaurants and bars. With the first iPad POS system in the App Store, Lavu offers premier, proprietary bar and restaurant POS systems, used by thousands of restaurants in 89 countries.  Lavu’s restaurant point-of-sale system for the iPad does more than place orders and process payments. Lavu enables users to manage their restaurants with comprehensive reporting, including live sales figures and employee management tools. With a sleek, intuitive interface, PayPal integration, and highly customizable features, Lavu is designed to streamline your daily operations and make the business of running a restaurant as efficient as possible.

LEA COUNTY
Lea County is located in southeastern New Mexico and is the center of a major energy producing and refining region. The leading oil producing county within New Mexico and the entire Permian basin, it is also the home of Urenco USA, the only commercial uranium enrichment plant within the U.S., as well as a growing number of solar and wind generating facilities.  There are excellent opportunities for retail, medical and other services to serve the growing population. The area has a base of experienced machining and metal working companies linked to the energy sector with capacity to serve additional sectors. EDCLC is an economic development organization supported by Lea County, the City of Hobbs, other municipalities and businesses. We provide information and other assistance to help businesses understand and capitalize upon economic opportunities within our region.

ORTIZ & LOPEZ
OL Patents provides its clients assistance with intellectual property protection including patent, trademark and copyrights filings and registrations (national and international), licensing agreements, and litigation within the United States. The team has experienced as in-house counsel and with large law firms. The firm’s clients are international and appreciate the experience, professionalism and competitiveness of the OL Patents team.

SACRED WIND COMMUNICATIONS
Communications company specializing in serving rural New Mexico with voice and high speed broadband.

SANDIA PREP
Academics is our top priority. Balance is our core value. Community is who we are. At Sandia Preparatory School we provide remarkable opportunities for intellectual and personal growth within a challenging and balanced program for students in grades 6 – 12. Our innovative college prep curriculum prepares students for success in college and beyond, and inspires each to find and achieve his or her purpose in the world. As an independent private school, Sandia Prep is free to let passionate teachers create rich educational experiences that meet each student’s individual needs and to offer the academic and co-curricular programs that best serve our students. The future goes to Sandia Prep.

SCOREHIGH
Consulting services for international M&A, JVs, investment, trade, business management and operation, and opportunity development; experienced and specialized in transactions and deals between China and US/Europe; Bilingual in mandarin and English, 10 years of experiences working with Chinese and US companies.

SUN MOUNTAIN CAPITAL
Sun Mountain Capital is a diversified private equity firm with investment strategies in both direct investment and fund of funds programs spanning venture capital, mezzanine debt and growth equity. Sun Mountain Capital was founded in 2006 by a team of senior investment professionals. The team has continued to grow since the Firm’s founding and today encompasses a broad network for deal sourcing and best in class investment diligence and analysis. Post investment, the Firm provides value adding investment management through board of director positions in portfolio companies and membership on Limited Partner Advisory Committees. In addition to fund management, Sun Mountain also provides discretionary as well as non-discretionary investment advisory services primarily to large institutional investors. ,

US BANK

U.S. Bank has the right business model to generate and sustain its industry-leading financial performance. Our four core businesses are the engines of growth: Consumer & Small Business Banking, Wholesale Banking, Payment Services and Wealth Management & Securities Services. Working together to bring the power of the whole bank to every customer, every single day.

We continually invest in our vision of the future to produce consistent, predictable and repeatable results. Our people come to work each morning focused on our three strategic pillars — deliver a unified customer experience, get better every day and be the most trusted choice.

Delivering a customer-focused experience means improving how we reach customers. Like being the first bank to use mobile to open accounts. And using our data intelligence to bring a next-generation, holistic experience to customers across U.S. Bank.
Adhering to our strategy means we strive to be better today than we were yesterday. Continually testing. Iterating. Evolving.
Being the most trusted choice means having rigorous governance, a stellar reputation, and the highest ethical standards — all of which earn us top honors in our local communities and across the industry.

Our strategy helps us deliver the unparalleled experience of one U.S. Bank.

Despite the warp speed of evolving digital innovations, at the end of the day, banking is still a business about people and for people. Together, our four core businesses — Consumer & Small Business Banking, Wholesale Banking, Payment Services and Wealth Management & Securities Services — form one united organization. Our whole is much more than the sum of our parts. Together, we invest our hearts and minds to power human potential and give our customers the experience of one U.S. Bank.

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HYATT REGENCY ALBUQUERQUE
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque offers the quintessential location for both business and leisure travelers. Make yourself at home in your spacious guestroom, explore the shops and events in our downtown neighborhood, or lounge at the pool between meetings. Here, you’ll find that productivity and relaxation are constants during your time in Albuquerque.

SHENZHEN CEDAR ELECTRONICS
Portable Handheld Microphones have been provided by ShenZhen Cedar Electronics Co., LTD.

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