City Grill

Jeffrey MitchellJeffrey Mitchell
UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Mitchell says although New Mexico’s economy had been “awful” for years, activity has picked up significantly in the last six months as Albuquerque continues to be “OK, not great.” A bright spot is construction employment, he says, as evidenced by 2017 growth of 6% to 8% year over year. The future of the area around the downtown Albuquerque Rapid Transit line and implementation of the city’s unified development ordinance will continue to impact construction activity in 2018, Mitchell says.

Firm in Focus

Klinger Constructors LLC
8701 Washington NE, Albuquerque
CEO: Tom Novak
Founded: 1982
What’s New: The firm is building a Montecito Santa Fe memory-care facility in Santa Fe and recently completed the emergency department for Presbyterian Hospital in Espanola.