August 25th, 2020, Las Cruces, N.M. – A company that specializes in aerial inspection and mapping services is planning a major expansion in New Mexico, more than doubling its highly trained workforce and speeding global expansion, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.
LaSen Inc. has been awarded a state Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) grant of $750,000 to construct a larger headquarters facility, add new drones and helicopters, and hire 79 additional employees over the next 5 years.
The company will invest $8.4 million into a new 37,000-square foot location at the Pioneer Industrial Park, west of Chapparral Building Materials and ProCon, off of W. Amador and Pioneer, South of former San Saba Pecan in Las Cruces.
The average annual wage for employees is $80,000, and the expansion is expected to have a statewide economic impact of $463 million over 10 years. The City of Las Cruces has made an additional $400,000 offer to the project from its local LEDA fund. LaSen expects to move into the new facility in the summer of 2021.
“I’m thrilled about the expansion of this cutting-edge company in Las Cruces. It will bring even more highly skilled, high-tech jobs to New Mexico,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said.