Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Hewlett Packard Opens Rio Rancho Center
RIO RANCHO — Hewlett Packard's chief executive officer and Gov. Bill Richardson headlined a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for the company's much-anticipated customer service and technical support center in Rio Rancho.
The state of New Mexico invested millions of dollars in tax incentives, job training and capital outlay funds to attract the Fortune 500 company.
Richardson said the opening of the HP center is good news in a time of economic uncertainty and high unemployment.
HP officials have promised the state they will employ more than 1,300 workers at the center by 2012.
Senior HP executive John Hood said the center also will be home to one of only two laboratories in the world where HP can troubleshoot its products.
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