NMEDD Press Releases - October 2014

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

Governor Susana Martinez Announces 300 New Manufacturing Jobs in Valencia County

October 28, 2014

Belen - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Global Fashion Technologies, a manufacturer of recycled fibers, will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Belen. This move is expected to create 300 new jobs within three years and potentially more in the future. Global Fashion Technologies is a publicly-traded company that is commercializing new, patented technology to process and develop these recycled materials.

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Comcast and Governor Susana Martinez Announce 450 New Jobs, State-Of-The-Art Customer Support Center Coming To Albuquerque

October 27, 2014

Albuquerque - As part of its ongoing commitment to provide an outstanding customer experience, Comcast along with Governor Susana Martinez today announced plans to open a new bilingual customer support center in February 2015 in Albuquerque, NM.

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New Mexico Economic Development Accepting Applications for Small Businesses to Participate in 2015 STEP Grant International Trade Program

October 24, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department's (NMEDD) Office of International Trade is pleased to announce it will begin to coordinate for, recruit and assist New Mexico companies to participate in major international trade events. The 18 trade events will take place over the course of the next year in various countries targeted to different industries. NMEDD's Office of International Trade Office was awarded $197,500, its third round of funding under the U.S. Small Business Administration State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program of which allows the department to provide a wide range of services to assist New Mexico business grow their export base internationally.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces Tucumcari MountainCheese Factory Investing $4.5 Million, Creating New Jobs

October 22, 2014

Tucumcari - Governor Susana Martinez joined local officials in Eastern New Mexico today to announce that Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory, Inc. is investing $4.5 million to expand their facility and add 20 new well-paying jobs, nearly doubling its workforce. Expansion plans include construction of a new 17,000 square-foot facility and the purchase of new equipment.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Frontier Communities

October 17, 2014

Questa - Governor Susana Martinez announced the New Mexico communities of Anton Chico, Aztec, Carrizozo, Edgewood, Galisteo, Magdalena, Questa, and Tularosa have been selected for this year's New Mexico Frontier Communities Program. Signed into law by Governor Martinez last year, this community economic development partnership program is designed specifically to serve New Mexico's rural communities that are not able to participate in the MainStreet program.

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Governor Susana Martinez Joins the National Tooling and Machining Association to Announce Creation of First Chapter in New Mexico

October 16, 2014

Albuquerque - Today, Governor Susana Martinez joined the newly-formed New Mexico chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) at its inaugural event to celebrate its inception as the 38th Chapter of the NTMA. This is an important development for the state as it communicates to manufacturing businesses nationally and worldwide that New Mexico is welcoming to manufacturing investments and is home to a critical mass of "second tier" manufacturers that supply them. Also in attendance were Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, Workforce Solutions Secretary Celina Bussey and Secretary of Public Education Hanna Skandera in addition to Ken McCreight, vice president of the National Tooling and Machining Association.

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Governor Susana Martinez Welcomes California-Based Flagship Food Group Expansion in New Mexico, Creating 300 New Jobs

October 07, 2014

Albuquerque - Today Governor Susana Martinez welcomed California-based food producer Flagship Food Group to Albuquerque as they expand to New Mexico. New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry, Bernalillo County, Albuquerque Economic Development, and company representatives joined Governor Martinez for the announcement.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces Roswell-based AerSale Creating 50 New Jobs

October 01, 2014

Roswell - Today Governor Susana Martinez announced that AerSale, an international supplier of aftermarket aircraft, will create 50 new jobs at the Roswell International Air Center. New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh, and AerSale CEO Nicolas Finazzo joined Governor Martinez for the announcement.

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