NMEDD Press Releases

Magazine Features Gov. Lujan Grisham for Economic Strides

March 19, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s vision for a stronger and more diversified New Mexico economy is featured in the March issue of Site Selection magazine.

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Gov. Lujan Grisham: Lost Decade of Job Growth is Over

March 15, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state’s top economic development official said significant measures have advanced in the Legislature that will grow New Mexico’s economy and put an end to a lost decade of job growth.

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New Mexico moves to boost Outdoor Recreation Industry

March 12, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bi-partisan effort to boost New Mexico’s outdoor recreation industry with hundreds of new jobs is making its way through the Legislature.

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Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes Announces NMSBIR Matching Grant Awards

March 06, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that two New Mexico companies will receive New Mexico Small Business Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Matching Grants to help their businesses grow. The NMSBIR Matching Grant Program provides recipients additional resources to commercialize the technology developed with federal SBIR funding. NMSBIR is designed to support local science and technology companies in achieving development and commercialization goals.

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Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes Announces Innovation Voucher Grant Awards

March 04, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that nine New Mexico companies will receive Innovation Voucher Grants to help their businesses grow by covering eligible expenses such as rent at a state certified incubator. The Innovation Voucher program is designed to enable early-stage science and technology companies to overcome business development barriers by providing small amounts of funding at critical moments during company growth.

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Johanna Nelson Awarded Caren S. Franzini Fellowship

March 01, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Department (EDD) Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that EDD Financial Development Specialist, Johanna Nelson, was awarded a spot in the first class of the Caren S. Franzini Fellowship program. The program is an initiative of the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), of which EDD is a member. The Franzini Fellowship was established in 2017 to build leadership positions for women in the field of development finance. In the one-year program, fellows will collaborate on a project of significance to the development finance industry and present the project at a national conference.

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New Mexico MainStreet Announces Six Communities Awarded Funding for Façade Squad & Placemaking Projects

February 13, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced their partnership with New Mexico Gas Company for local MainStreet design initiative projects. New Mexico Gas generously matched NMMS’s technical assistance with $40,000 in seed funding. Design initiative projects engage local MainStreet organizations and volunteers to restore building façades and improve public spaces in their local downtown districts.

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NM State Personnel Office to Help Job Seekers at State Capitol

February 11, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the NM State Personnel Office (SPO) announced they will be in the State Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, February 12 from 8:30 am—2:00 pm to help job seekers with the state’s application process during the legislative session.

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Secretary Keyes Announces New Mexico SBIR Matching Grant & Innovation Voucher Recipient Receives Follow-on Funding

February 08, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Designate Alicia J. Keyes announced that Osazda Energy, a renewable energy resources company, is one of four companies chosen to receive a $1.2 million grant from DuraMAT (Durable Module Materials) Consortium. This award will allow Osazda Energy to engage in their second project with DuraMAT with the goal of advancing U.S. global competitiveness within the renewable energy sector by improving the performance & lifetime of PV modules & systems while decreasing the levelized cost of electricity.

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Secretary Keyes Announces Independent Games Studio Establishes Operations

February 01, 2019

Las Cruces, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes announced that games studio Ganymede Games will establish operations and create up to 51 new jobs over the next five years. The company also plans to invest more than $1.3 million in building and infrastructure improvements to their headquarters in Las Cruces. This business is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA.

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