NMEDD Press Releases - September 2014

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

Governor Susana Martinez Announces $1 Million Infrastructure Investment in Moriarty to Help Create More than 200 New Aviation and Aerospace-Related Jobs

September 23, 2014

Moriarty - Today Governor Susana Martinez announced a $1 million infrastructure investment in Moriarty that will help create more than 200 aviation and aerospace-related jobs at the Moriarty Municipal Airport and the nearby industrial park. These funds will improve water and sewer connections needed to retain and expand existing businesses, as well as to recruit new ones. Economic Development Department (EDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela and local leaders joined Governor Martinez for the announcement.

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New Mexico MainStreet, Department of Cultural Affairs and Tourism Department Announce Inaugural Building Creative Communities Conference November 12-14 in Santa Fe

September 17, 2014

Santa Fe - New Mexico MainStreet, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division, New Mexico Arts and New Mexico Tourism Department invite community builders throughout the state to participate in the inaugural Building Creative Communities Conference November 12 to 14. This training, educational and networking event will take place at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. The conference will bring together practitioners representing the diverse fields of community building such as arts, culture and redevelopment to help promote commercial district revitalization, arts, cultural and heritage tourism and preservation.

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Governor Susana Martinez, City of Rio Rancho Announce S&P Data Locating to Rio Rancho, Creating 425 New Jobs

September 10, 2014

Rio Rancho - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that S&P Data, LLC, a customer service solutions provider, will locate in Rio Rancho and create 100 new jobs right away, growing to 425 jobs over the next few years.

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Governor Susana Martinez and Secretary Jon Barela Announce Funding for the Historic Lea Theater as Part of the MainStreet Historic Theater Initiative

September 08, 2014

Lovington - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the City of Lovington was awarded $100,000 in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funding for the Lea Theater as part of the MainStreet Historic Theater Initiative. The Historic Theater Initiative was established by the Administration to help restore New Mexico's historic theaters and provide upgrades to show digital, first run movies.

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The New Mexico Economic Development Department Receives Reaccreditation to Manage theNew Mexico Mainstreet Program

September 05, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department announced today that the National Main Street Center has reaccredited and licensed the department to host and operate the New Mexico MainStreet Program for another two years. New Mexico MainStreet works to revitalize and redevelop the local traditional or historic town centers around the state. The state MainStreet program provides resources and services to local affiliate communities that establish a public-private community economic development partnership focused on their traditional commercial district.

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Governor Susana Martinez, Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe Announce Santa Fe Brewing Co. Expanding, Creating 105 New Jobs in Santa Fe

September 05, 2014

Santa Fe - Today, Governor Susana Martinez joined local and county officials to announce that Santa Fe Brewing Company, New Mexico's oldest and largest craft brewery, will expand in Santa Fe and create 105 new jobs. Santa Fe Brewing brews, cans and bottles beer on site and distributes throughout a nine-state region in the southern and western U.S. The expansion will increase production capacity ten times and help the company enter new national and international markets. Santa Fe Brewing Co. currently exports between 30 to 40 percent of its product outside New Mexico.

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Office of International Trade Receives SBA STEP Grant Funding

September 04, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) today announced that its Office of International Trade (OIT) was among a small group of awardees receiving US Small Business Administration (SBA) STEP Graft funds. The Office of International Trade will receive $197,500 in funding that will not require a cash match from NMEDD as the funding was matched by the department's in-kind, salary contribution. The SBA Step Grant will allow OIT to continue its international trade efforts.

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