From my experience in New Mexico, there is no situation that can't be improved upon by getting a green chile-smothered burrito. Turns out that extends to bad public investments as well.
An Albuquerque airport hangar constructed with the help of state funds for an aviation startup now has a new life as a tortilla factory.
Eclipse Aviation made headlines across the Land of Enchantment during the late 2000s, first for its spectacular promises and then for its spectacular self-destruction. The company was founded by a former Microsoft employee to build a new class of "very light jets."
Eclipse is still alive following a merger to form a new company, but its former 53,000 square-foot, custom-built headquarters has been for sale for years, and was foreclosed on last February, according to Albuquerque Business First.
Local TV station KRQE reports the former hangar is becoming a tortilla factory for New Mexico Foods LLC that will reportedly add 35 jobs. That's a far cry from the 600 jobs promised when Eclipse first moved to Albuquerque, but it's better than nothing.
Plus, I'm pretty sure more people enjoy tortillas than private jets. I don't have any statistics on that, just a gut feeling.