Heinrich, Luján, Haaland Recognize Sandia Contributions to State Economy, Employment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) are commending findings from a 2020 Economic Impact report released Wednesday, which found that Sandia National Laboratories is responsible for creating 460 new jobs while contributing $482.6 million to New Mexico businesses and $98 million in state gross receipt tax revenue.

The report also found that the Sandia National Laboratories contributes $349.7 million to small businesses in New Mexico and continues to support local and state communities and companies.

“Through my role on both the Senate Energy and Armed Services Committees, I have been proud to advance legislation and policies that set the stage for future growth and sustainable futures for the labs’ vital contributions to national security, energy innovation, and prosperity,” said Heinrich. “Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories employ some of the best and brightest minds in the country and are indispensable to our national security. I remain committed to looking for ways to leverage our labs’ resources and competitive strengths to bolster the economy of our whole state.”

“From defending America from nuclear attack to combating COVID-19, New Mexico’s National Labs are making scientific breakthroughs on the world’s greatest challenges. These discoveries are the seeds of job growth and economic opportunities for New Mexicans,” said Luján. “I will continue working with New Mexico’s delegation to bring additional resources to Los Alamos and Sandia, so they can continue advancing science and technology and creating good-paying jobs for our state.”

“Sandia National Labs is a leading innovator in our country, creates thousands of jobs, and brings prosperity to New Mexico. Sandia’s economic impact report shows that they have been an economic driver even in the middle of a global pandemic and in this pandemic economy. I’m proud of their work and will continue to be a strong advocate for Sandia National Labs,” said Haaland.