NMEDD Press Releases

Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes was recently interviewed on the KUNM radio program Women’s Focus.

New Grant Awards Announced Supporting 11 Economic Development Projects & 3 Solo-Entrepreneur Programs

August 04, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department has announced the recipients of this year’s LEADS grants, as well as three organizations that will split $75,000 for their programs supporting entrepreneurs working from home, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Outdoor Recreation Division's new Special Projects and Outdoor Infrastructure Grant Program

August 03, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), a division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD), has begun accepting applications for its new grant program to help residents improve access to outdoor recreation in their communities. This grant program focuses on conservationminded shovel-ready projects that are open to the public and demonstrate a clear benefit to the community, either by attracting and retaining residents and/or attracting visitors.

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No-Interest LEDA Loan Program Helps Maintain 162 Jobs

July 30, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The State of New Mexico has approved another round of no-interest loans from its LEDA fund to four Albuquerque companies that will use the money to maintain manufacturing operations through the COVID-19 health emergency, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Job Training Funds Support 120 New Trainees

July 21, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nine companies were awarded funding for a total of 120 new trainees during the July meeting of the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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NM Outdoor Recreation Division Awarded National Park Service Grant

July 14, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), a division of the N.M. Economic Development Department (EDD), was awarded a National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program (RTCA) grant providing technical assistance in the creation of a statewide strategy on outdoor education, ORD Director Axie Navas announced today

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N.M. Film Office Announces Recipients of the Senator John Pinto Memorial Fund Awards

July 13, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - Recipients of the newly created Senator John Pinto Memorial Fund (SJP) for Native filmmakers include members from several tribal affiliations, exploring topics including missing women, ancient healing, modern day culture clashes, and entrepreneurship, New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) Director Amber Dodson announced today.

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Film Industry Soars to No. 3 in Favorability

July 13, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The film and television industry has a 70 percent favorability rating across New Mexico, making it the third highest rated industry of the 17 surveyed, according to an analysis released today by the Garrity Group Public Relations.

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Lovington MainStreet’s Local Innovators Institute Inaugural Program Thriving, Funded for Next Year

July 10, 2020

Lovington, N.M. – Lovington MainStreet welcomed five entrepreneurs to the first cohort of the Local Innovators Institute in February 2020. After successfully completing seven weeks of educational and hands-on training, Lovington is getting to taste a variety of cuisines in downtown. Since May, each entrepreneur is getting a chance to occupy the Local Innovators Institute’s food truck for two weeks in order to build their business and sell their product. The main goal of this program is to position Lovington as a destination by creating a dining and entertainment district in downtown.

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Outdoor Equity Fund Receives $12,500 REI Grant

June 26, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – REI Co-op awarded the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) a State Policy Grant of $12,500 to use in support of the Outdoor Equity Fund (OEF), EDD Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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PPP Loan Program Changes Will Help New Mexico

June 19, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that new forgiveness and flexibility rules for the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will benefit more New Mexico businesses and she is urging those who have not yet applied to take another look at the program.

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