Rural & Small Business Strategy Conference

September 26 & 27, 2019
National Hispanic Cultural Center

Download presentations from the Conference here:

NMEDD Thursday morning presentation: Introductions & Overview

Patrick Schaefer, Hunt Institute: Current State of Economic Conditions in Counties Across New Mexico

NMEDD Thursday afternoon presentation: Plans for Increasing Wealth & Improving Rural Opportunities

Bruce Krasnow, PIO, NMEDD: Telling the Story

Tim Nitti, President, New Mexico Partnership: NMP Update

Arthur Garcia, State Director, U.S. Department of Agriculture: USDA Rural Development Overview

Ricky Serna, Deputy Secretary, New Mexico Workforce Solutions Department: Agency Overview

Russell Wyrick, New Mexico Small Business Development Centers

Investments & Financing Panel:

Mark Roper, NMEDD: How to Layer a Deal

Patty Lundstrom, CEcD, Executive Director, Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation: Attracting Foreign Direct Investment to McKinley County, NM

Warren Unsicker, CEcD, Director of Economic Development & ORII, City of Farmington: PESCO Incentive Success Story