Great things are happening in New Mexico, as they use their Commercial Information Exchange to unite the marketplace.
Our business is based on helping local communities come together to share data, and we couldn’t be happier about the movement underway in New Mexico!
First, the commercial brokerages in NM came together to share data on a CIE platform. Then, they partnered with the major economic development groups providing their active property listings and establishing effective site selection platforms around the state. The result is an alliance of 8 groups, all working together with a common purpose, driving economic growth in New Mexico.
This is precisely why the CIE model works – these types of synergistic partnerships just aren’t possible when your information is fragmented, or locked up by a big national listing service.
“These are important efforts in promoting the state and signaling that New Mexico is open for business. The website and SiteFinder will be a great resource in assisting site selectors gather the information they need and help provide an analysis on why New Mexico would be the best place to set up shop or expand.”
New Mexico Economic Development Secretary
More about SiteFinder
We created the SiteFinder site selection platform last year in response to demand from both the commercial brokerage and economic development communities we serve. In a short time, we’ve launched 6 full installations, and worked closely with individual groups to add a lot of great features.
In New Mexico, in addition to the latest/greatest Demographic, Workforce, and Consumer Expenditure Data (including 5 and 10 year projections), we were able to aggregate a number of Map Layers that can be overlaid during the site selection process, including: Parcels boundaries/details, Zoning information, Traffic Counts, Energy Capacity, Broadband Coverage, Schools/Universities, Research Centers, Hospitals, Airports, Railroad, Ports of Entry.
An Essential Product for any Economic Development Organization
“Catylist’s SiteFinder is an essential product for any economic development organization. It is a valuable tool in recruiting out-of-state businesses, and our communities and local businesses use and appreciate it, as well. The data, flexibility and presentation are cutting-edge and the reports print out beautifully. I highly recommend it.”
Elizabeth Davis, CeCD
New Mexico Economic Development Department
“CARNM is excited to be working with Catylist in providing the most current commercial real estate listings throughout New Mexico. This joint effort is a great opportunity to showcase current commercial real estate opportunities to potential entities looking to expand or move to New Mexico.”
Carl R. Grending
CIE Chair, CARNM Board Member
Sperry Van Ness/Walt Arnold Commercial Brokerage, Inc.
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