NMEDD Press Releases - February 2013

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

New Mexico Leads the Nation in Export Growth for 2012

February 26, 2013

SANTA FE – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico led the nation in export growth in 2012, increasing exports by 42 percent over 2011, according to figures released by the International Trade Administration (ITA). New Mexico was only one of 11 states to achieve double-digit export growth and led the next-highest growing state by six percentage points.

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New Mexico MainStreet Program Announces “Annual Support Campaign Designed for Success” Workshop Spring 2013

February 21, 2013

SANTA FE–The Economic Development Department’s New Mexico MainStreet Program will be hosting a one-day workshop on Wednesday, March 27 featuring tips on fundraising along with introducing new ideas and approaches for nonprofit organizations. The workshop will be in Roswell from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Roswell Convention & Civic Center, 912 North Main.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department Announces Trade Mission to Mexico City

February 18, 2013

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Office of International Trade in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce will be leading a two-day matchmaker, Gold Key Service trade mission to Mexico City June, 2 to 6. The trade mission will coincide with a “Doing Business in New Mexico” seminar that will highlight business opportunities for Mexican business men and women in New Mexico.

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Eleven Companies Receive Funding to Aid in Creation of 55 New Jobs

February 13, 2013

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $732,157.60 in funds during its February meeting. The funding will aid in covering the training costs of 55 employees, 33 of the positions funded are high-wage. Of the eleven companies funded seven are high-tech manufacturing based. The average wage of the JTIP-approved positions is $24.86 an hour. The next JTIP Board meeting will be held on March 8, in Santa Fe.

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New Mexico Border Ports of Entry Saw Record Breaking Commercial Crossing Numbers in 2012

February 13, 2013

SANTA FE - Numbers in today from the New Mexico Border Authority report that in 2012 the Santa Teresa Port of Entry processed 81,339 commercial trucks – 13 percent higher than any year on record. The Columbus Port of Entry processed 10,627 commercial trucks with 18 percent more crossings than any year on record as well as an 11 percent growth in pedestrians from the previous year.

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