National Laboratories

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Welcome to the top of the R&D food chain.

Since the 1940s, Albuquerque has been a national hub for energy, security and defense. Today, with one of the highest ratios of federal research and development expenditures of any city in the US, Albuquerque offers an ideal setting for companies working in defense and other high-tech categories.

This is the home of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, the latter being practically next door to Mesa del Sol. These facilities are leading the way in renewable energy, nanotechnology, disease prevention, nuclear nonproliferation and much more. And with the availability of collaborative research and development agreements, companies locating at Mesa del Sol can benefit directly from all this concentrated brainpower.