RIO RANCHO, N.M. — PCM, a California-based IT services provider, said Monday it will open a sales center in the Hewlett-Packard building in Rio Rancho this summer, with the first group of more than 200 employees coming on board in August.
Gov. Susana Martinez, who was joined by state and city officials and PCM representatives, made the announcement of the firm’s expansion to New Mexico at Rio Rancho City Hall. The governor and other state officials went on a recent trade mission to California, where they asked the company’s CEO to consider New Mexico. That helped economic development officials cinch the deal with the El Segundo-based firm.
The state will contribute $700,000 in LEDA funding for infrastructure improvements to accommodate PCM. LEDA is New Mexico’s closing fund. Also, the company will get more than $568,676 from the state’s Job Training Incentive Program to help it hire and train the workforce it needs.
Martinez said more private-sector companies are “in the recruitment pipeline” to relocate to the state, which will result in an improved economy.