SANTA FE – University of New Mexico research shows that Los Alamos National Laboratory’s average annual economic impact on New Mexico from 2015 to 2017 was $3.1 billion, according to the lab.
The lab, in a news release this week, also touted that it is increasing preferences for local contractors and creating a new office on business partnerships.
The “preliminary independent research” on economic impact was conducted by UNM’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research. LANL could provide no additional detail on the BBER findings.
The lab released some its own statistics on employment and payroll at LANL, the lab’s spending on goods and services and its stimulation of local business growth.