• By Argen Duncan
    Editor

Since its inception, the Sandoval Economic Alliance has helped 35 companies come to or expand in Sandoval County, according to the director of marking and communications.

On a recent fall morning in Corrales, a regional tourism economic summit was held at the Casa Vieja Event Center on Corrales Road.

On Thursday, at a Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon, PNM recognized 18 county businesses that went above and beyond in saving energy in 2016 by participating in PNM business energy efficiency rebate programs – and saving, literally, millions of kilowatt hours worth o…

  • By Stephen Montoya
    Assistant editor

Amy Holloway, president of Avalanche Consulting in Austin, Texas, was the honored presenter at last week’s Sandoval Economic Luncheon held at Santa Ana Star Center.

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  • By Ali Davis
    Tech writer

The tech industry has seen interesting developments with new gadgets getting into the market every few months. 2017 has been a battle between different companies and obviously when this happens it’s the consumer who gets the best products, but what will the trends be like in 2018?

  • By Steve Jenkins
    SEA CEO

That’s right, there is a SEA in New Mexico: the Sandoval Economic Alliance. SEA is a public-private partnership focused on building a strong, growing and sustainable economy for the City of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County. Its mission is to grow, attract, and sustain jobs and tax base for the…

Newly appointed Sandoval Economic Alliance CEO Steve Jenkins addressed many Rio Rancho and Sandoval County constituents at a Tuesday luncheon about his plans to push the county and City of Vision into the economic future.

  • By STEPHEN MONTOYA
    Observer staff writer

After avoiding closure due to declaring bankruptcy in 2015, one local company is thriving after a major buyout from a Florida-based umbrella company that used to be its client.

  • By STEPHEN MONTOYA
    Observer Staff Writer

ast month, Sandoval County was abuzz with the news that the Sandoval Economic Alliance found a new CEO to take on the leadership role of economic development for the county.

  • By GARY HERRON
    Observer staff writer

Meet Jason Armstrong, the new owner of O’Hare’s Grille & Pub, a staple in the City of Vision since1996.

  • By GARY HERRON
    Assistant editor

One such longtime business in Rio Rancho has enjoyed that success, and is being resurrected across the Rio Grande. As the city grew, so did this business’s services, always aiming to provide what Rio Ranchoans needed and along the way changing its focus from making copies and selling office …

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  • By ANN MARCELLI
    Observer staff writer

Eight Rio Rancho middle-schoolers had a unique opportunity in mid-June to become entrepreneurs, thanks to Camp Innoventure, a program run by New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center for economic development in partnership with the Sandoval Economic Alliance.

Pamilla Senior Living facility, located just south of Rio Rancho on Golf Course Road, is expanding its facility. The Spectrum Retirement Communities LLC property offers a range of care, from independent living to assisted living and memory care, as well as dining and housekeeping services.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

The existing infrastructure at Mariposa East — an office building, amenities center, park and community pool — was a leading factor in Harvard Investments’ decision to purchase the community last year.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

Michael White, executive chef and owner of The Point Grill, sees potential for fine dining in the growing community of Mariposa in northern Rio Rancho.

  • ANTONIO SANCHEZ

Michael White, owner and executive chef of The Point Grill, looks over menu notes in the restaurant’s bar Thursday. The Point Grill, 2500 Parkway Ave., is expected to open in Mariposa by the end of the week.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

Collaboration with city and county officials, as well as other state economic development groups, has created new jobs and opportunities in Sandoval County and Albuquerque, according to the Sandoval Economic Alliance.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

Infrastructure work for a 180-acre residential and business site near the Presbyterian Rust Medical Center is expected to begin next year, according to a site representative.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

Business leaders and land owners need to keep up with local legislation for possible funding opportunities, according to one Sandoval County official.

  • By PATRICK LOHMANN
    Albuquerque Journal staff writer

Representatives of Pulte Homes never intended for their Wednesday night forum to be a “Q and A,” but residents who are concerned about the homebuilder’s plans to construct 180 homes on the north nine holes of Club Rio Rancho wouldn’t take “no questions” for an answer.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

By the end of the year, Rio Ranchoans will no longer have to cross city lines for a chicken sandwich and an order of waffle fries.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

Wrapping up its first year as an organization and focused on attracting new business ventures to the area, the Sandoval Economic Alliance revealed Tuesday that’s it’s taking a shot at luring a corporate giant to Sandoval County.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

A collaborative between Sandoval County hospitals, CNM, UNM West and the Sandoval Economic Alliance outlined a goal last week to bring more health care jobs to the county.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates will celebrate its first month open at its new Rio Rancho site this week.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

New Mexico Orthopedic Associates will celebrate its first month open at its new Rio Rancho site this week.

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Intel has laid off some employees at its Rio Rancho plant, according to KOAT-TV.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

As temperatures begin to hit triple digits, a Rio Rancho couple and first-time business owners said they’ve been looking forward to their frozen custard store’s first summer.

  • By RICHARD METCALF
    Albuquerque Journal staff writer

Eligible individuals and families who owned property in the Mariposa master-planned community have settled their class-action lawsuit against its former developer, High Desert Investment Corp., and Albuquerque Academy for $5 million.

The Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday announced the acquisition of the membership of the Greater Sandoval County Chamber of Commerce. 

  • By PATRICK LOHMANN
    Albuquerque Journal staff writer

One of the nation’s largest homebuilding companies has confirmed it plans to build 180 “upscale” homes on what used to be the north holes at the Club Rio Rancho golf course.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

The Public Service Company of New Mexico celebrated Sandoval County’s 80-acre solar energy center on Thursday, winning praise from local officials.

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

The city’s median family income and distance from the saturated markets of the metro area are appealing qualities to Rio Rancho retailers, according to business leaders.

  • By MIKE HARTRANFT
    Observer managing editor

Local elected officials, business leaders and other guests joined the Rio Rancho Observer Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new office at Quantum Road and NM 528 with a ribbon-cutting and open house.

  • By ARGEN DUNCAN
    Observer staff writer

The City of Rio Rancho’s gross receipts tax income to the general fund surpassed estimates by 10.6 percent in April.

  • ANTONIO SANCHEZ

Daniel Hessner, 6, practices a roundhouse kick beside instructor Jim Ademuyiwa during Monday’s children’s taekwondo lesson at Master Jim’s Taekwondo. The taekwondo center offers classes to children, teenagers and adults, as well as special programs like a free introductory self-defense class…

  • By ANTONIO SANCHEZ
    Observer staff writer

More than 8,000 people attended the Rio Rancho Home and Remodeling Show on Saturday and Sunday at Santa Ana Star Center.