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Tech ventures give New Mexico almost 5,000 jobs and $700 million in annual revenue
By Aaron Baca
Journal Staff Writer
   More than five years ago Thomas Brennan and Robert Ryan figured they were onto something.
    They figured they could take a valuable optical technology out of Sandia National Laboratories, plant it in the world of business, create a slew of new jobs and make serious money at the same time.

  • The Top 10
  • The Flying Forty

  •     And since then, that small tech company and others like it have turned into a growing portion of New Mexico's economy.
        The fastest-growing of them 40 to be exact have grown from about 2,000 employees generating $468 million in revenues three years ago to nearly 5,000 jobs today with almost $700 million in annual revenues.
        Those companies the New Mexico Flying 40 will be recognized for their rapid growth during a black-tie banquet on March 13 at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. (March 1) ... Full Story

    Visit the top three techs and see what nuts and bolts and versatility can do for a business.
    SBS Technologies
    A little more than three years ago, Christopher J. Amenson, chairman and CEO of SBS Technologies in Albuquerque, said his company was "forever morphing." (March 1)

    Emcore Corp.
    New Jersey-based Emcore Corp.'s status as a rising star among New Mexico's technology companies is a far cry from the near anonymous status it held when it first hatched expansion plans in New Mexico a little more than three years ago. (March 1)

    Applied Research Associates Inc.
    Brain power and really good business sense. But mostly brain power. (March 1)