NMEDD Press Releases

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

State-Led CyberReady Initiative will Assist Businesses with Cybersecurity Best Practices

April 12, 2021

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD), through its Office of Science & Technology (OST), received a grant in July of 2020 from the Department of Defense (DOD) to pioneer a cybersecurity awareness and preparedness training initiative. OST, in conjunction with the New Mexico Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE), has used the funding to develop a new CyberReady initiative to help New Mexico businesses become compliant with federal cybersecurity standards.

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State Assistance Helps Affordable Solar Expand in N.M.

April 08, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The State of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque have pledged economic assistance, contingent upon approval by the Albuquerque City Council, so that Affordable Solar can double the size of its Albuquerque fabrication facility and corporate headquarters.

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NM Outdoor Recreation Division Announces Outdoor Recreation Business Accelerator Grant

April 07, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), a division of the N.M. Economic Development Department (EDD), announced the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Division Business Accelerator Grant opportunity.

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NM MainStreet & Outdoor Recreation Division Partner on “Outdoor Recreation Asset Atlas” Pilot to Identify Outdoor Recreation Projects in MainStreet Districts

April 07, 2021

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) announced the launch of an innovative New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) and Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) collaboration to connect communities’ downtowns with their natural resources. NMMS and ORD will create the “Outdoor Recreation Asset Atlas” to study five counties; the end result will identify up to five trail creation or improvement projects connected to MainStreet districts. Outdoor recreation development, when connected to MainStreet community downtowns, has great potential to support local, asset-based economic development.

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Ranch and Food Business Expanding National Reach with help from LEDA

April 05, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. - Beck & Bulow, a homegrown business that manufactures and sells high-quality meats and meat products directly to restaurants and consumers, has been awarded state and local economic development assistance to expand its production operations, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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State Grant Helps Tortilla Factory Expand in New Mexico

April 01, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today that a 37-year-old family tortilla business is set to receive state economic assistance to expand its New Mexico production and reach more customers.

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Confluence of States Sends Unified Request To Unlock Federal Funds

April 01, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Confluence of States, co-chaired by the New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), has published a letter advocating for a key update to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).

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New Mexico MainStreet Accepting Applications for New Community Economic Development Projects

March 26, 2021

Today, New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced that applications are being accepted for new community economic development projects under the Frontier & Native American Communities (FNAC) and Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (UNCC) Initiatives. Both Initiatives provide NMMS resources and professional technical assistance to local communities that may not have the capacity or resources to start or operate a full-fledged MainStreet Program. Proposed projects for both initiatives must demonstrate job creation, business development, leverage private sector investment, or enhancement of a community’s economic environment.

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State Job Training Funds Support 328 New Mexico Jobs

March 18, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board awarded a total of $3.4 million in funding to 17 companies throughout New Mexico, supporting 328 jobs, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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State Awards LEDA Grant to Bueno Foods For Expansion

March 16, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today that Bueno Foods has been awarded economic assistance to expand storage and manufacturing capacity and better distribute New Mexico chiles and food products throughout the United States.

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