Lt. Gov. John Sanchez joined the Mayor of Moriarty, Ted Hart, and the Estancia Valley Economic Development Association (EVEDA), to announce that Google Inc., will be transferring ownership of its building, at the Moriarty Municipal Airport, to the City of Moriarty.

For the past several months, the City of Moriarty in coordination with executives from EVEDA, have been working with Sanchez and officials from the state to finalize a transfer of the vacant building.

“When Google first came to Moriarty and constructed this amazing facility, I believed that it represented jobs, economic stability, and prosperity for the Estancia Valley,” Sanchez said. “Today, Google once again partners with the City of Moriarty, in keeping that potential alive. In the next few months, bringing a world class tenant to this facility will be one of my top priorities. I want to thank Mayor Hart and the City of Moriarty, and Myra Pancrazio and EVEDA, for joining me in a shared commitment to bring jobs to this region.”

“We would like to thank Google for turning over the building to the city and Lt. Governor Sanchez for his assistance since the arrival and departure of Google,” Hart said. “We would have liked Google to stay; however, we are left with a one of a kind building that offers a new light of job creation for our city, county, and state.”

“Lt. Governor John Sanchez and his staff have been exceptionally instrumental in assisting with our endeavor to obtain this building,” said EVEDA Executive Director Myra Pancrazio. “We will continue to work with the Lt. Governor’s office and all NM resources to achieve our objective in obtaining an aviation/aerospace client that will utilize this city owned building, to advance their business model, provide jobs, and have a positive economic impact into our region.”

In 2015, the $15 million building was completed at the Moriarty Municipal Airport. The building offers approximately 59,200 square feet, direct runway access, and accessibility to Interstate 40.