Posted at: 05/15/2014 5:36 PM
By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Hundreds of new jobs could be coming to the Duke City's west side.
Our partners at Albuquerque Business First report FedEx could be building a new multi-million dollar 200,000 square foot "ground complex" at Unser and I-40.
FedEx will say only that the location is under consideration, but the City Environmental Planning Commission has already approved it and city leaders are optimistic.
"I think we can expect more of this coming through," Albuquerque mayor Richard Berry said. "As far as being in the game - chasing these really viable projects - making sure that we're making Albuquerque as attractive as possible - we'll get some and others we won't but the fact is that we're in the game on these."
There's a smaller FedEx freight operation nearby on the other side of Unser - constant trucks coming and going.
The new complex would go up on vacant land just south of the new Bruckner's truck sales and service center and the city's Daytona Transit Center, and north of a residential neighborhood.
FedEx employs more than 65,000 people and handles about four and a half million packages a day.