The last time we addressed the massive online retailer Amazon.com, New Mexico’s political leadership was falling all over themselves (along with economic development staff nationwide) trying to get the “HQ2.” To the surprise of no one New Mexico was not chosen as the HQ2 location which instead went to the DC area and New York (which AOC and her acolytes successfully pushed out).
But, in writing the posting yesterday about New Mexico charging GRT on online sales AND shipping I started to wonder whether the GRT might be keeping Amazon out of New Mexico entirely. Well, Amazon certainly isn’t going to tell us WHY they do not have a fulfillment center in New Mexico, but you can find a list of their fulfillment centers worldwide here.
Notably, New Mexico is completely absent from that list. Will New Mexico get an Amazon fulfillment center? Is the GRT at least partially-responsible for their lack of investment in the State? Whatever the cause, you can see a regional map of Amazon’s fulfillment centers that Rio Grande Foundation put together. New Mexico’s absence is noteworthy.