NMEDD Press Releases - April 2014

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

Five New Mexico MainStreet Executive Directors Complete Certification Program

April 30, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico MainStreet Program (NMMS) announces five program executive directors recently completed the Executive Director Certification Program through the National Main Street Center. To receive certification, executive directors must attend two NMMS network meetings and the statewide conference, and participate in several required trainings within one calendar year.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department and Rio Grande Community Development Corporation Announce Española Kitchen Preparing to Accelerate Food Entrepreneurs

April 29, 2014

Española - The New Mexico Economic Development Department today announced a partnership with the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (RGCDC) to enter into negotiations with Northern New Mexico College to re-open the Sostenga Commercial Kitchen. Together with local partners including the County of Rio Arriba, Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation, Delicious New Mexico, Regional Development Corporation, and Los de Mora Local Growers Farmer's Cooperative, the project will support food startups in Española and provide a road map for communities across the state to use underutilized kitchens to support local entrepreneurs.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department and Rio Grande Community Development Corporation Announce Española Kitchen Preparing to Accelerate Food Entrepreneurs

April 29, 2014

Española - The New Mexico Economic Development Department today announced a partnership with the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (RGCDC) to enter into negotiations with Northern New Mexico College to re-open the Sostenga Commercial Kitchen. Together with local partners including the County of Rio Arriba, Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation, Delicious New Mexico, Regional Development Corporation, and Los de Mora Local Growers Farmer's Cooperative, the project will support food startups in Española and provide a road map for communities across the state to use underutilized kitchens to support local entrepreneurs.

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Governor Susana Martinez Celebrates Sale of Historic Hotel Castañeda in the Las Vegas Rail Yard District

April 14, 2014

Las Vegas - Today Governor Susana Martinez, Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela and the community of Las Vegas joined Allan Affeldt, Tina Mion and Daniel Lutzick, new owners of the Hotel Castañeda, to celebrate their purchase and plans to restore the hotel that will transform downtown Las Vegas. The Hotel Castañeda is a historic Fred Harvey House hotel built in 1898 and located in the Las Vegas Rail Yard District. The rehabilitated destination hotel and restaurant will serve as an anchor tenant for the Las Vegas MainStreet district and have a spillover effect on other businesses in the area.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department's MainStreet Program Announces Expansion of Frontier Communities Initiative

April 09, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico MainStreet program in the New Mexico Economic Development Department announces the expansion of its Frontier Communities Initiative. Unutilized funding will allow the addition of Lordsburg to the initiative and for further work in Carrizozo, a current Frontier Initiative community. The Frontier Communities Initiative is a new program that provides technical assistance to select small rural communities.

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NEW MEXICO HAS DEPLOYED $5,412,974 TO GROW SMALL BUSINESSES WITH FUNDS FROM U.S. TREASURY'S STATE SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT INITIATIVE

April 07, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD), in partnership with the New Mexico Finance Authority, has deployed $5,412,974 in loan funding for small businesses since 2011, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). New Mexico utilizes SSBCI funds to attract private lending and investment in small businesses, often by partnering with local financial institutions.

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