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BNSF Railway Committed to Helping Businesses Grow

BNSF Railway helps its customers expand their businesses through a variety of economic development programs.

By Livability on November 1, 2021

Train traveling along railway
Courtesy of BNSF Railway

Doing business is much easier when you have the right partner to grow with you. BNSF Railway is geared toward growth and is focused on creating opportunities for its customers to expand their businesses. 

For example, one of BNSF’s economic development programs includes Certified Sites, which are shovel-ready locations for rail development, saving customers time and money. Communities also benefit from BNSF’s economic development programs by giving them a competitive edge in attracting investment, industry and jobs. 

BNSF’s Site Certification Program identifies optimal rail-served sites and conducts in-depth reviews of 10 economic development criteria to determine if the site meets BNSF’s stringent readiness standards. 

The Certified Sites designation means the sites meet environmental and geotechnical standards, are served with utilities and have existing and projected infrastructure available, saving businesses locating on these properties up to a year of development time. 

“For more than a century, BNSF Railway has played an important role in New Mexico’s economy,” says Colby Tanner, BNSF’s Assistant Vice President of Economic Development. “Today the tradition continues with our Certified Sites, which offer access to our 32,500-mile network delivering goods to New Mexico’s growing population and helping the state’s companies move products around the world.” 

BNSF’s Certified Sites in New Mexico ready for industrial development include: 

  • The City of Clovis Industrial Park, a 240-acre site ideal for agricultural products located adjacent to US 60, 70 and 84 East.
  • Gallup Energy Logistics Park, an industrial development ideal for petroleum or building, construction, chemicals or plastics products with a 365-acre parcel within proximity of Interstate 40 and NM State Highway 491. 
  • The Central New Mexico Rail Park, a 1,420-acre development open for all types of commodities about 25 miles south of Albuquerque. 

For facilities not served by rail and that ship three or more truckloads at one time to distances more than 400 miles, BNSF offers its Premier Transload Service, which combines the advantages of trucking and rail. 

When you choose a BNSF Premier Transload business, you are working with one of the few selected companies chosen by BNSF that demonstrate supply chain expertise and are trusted industry professionals. 

If you are considering rail for your business, let BNSF be your train of thought. To learn more about BNSF’s economic development programs for your community and business, visit bnsf.com/ rail-development

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