NMEDD Press Releases - December 2014

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

New Mexico Leverages $8.6 Million to Help Small Businesses Meet Lending Requirements, $4.5 Million Available to Business before July 2015

December 23, 2014

Santa Fe - Today New Mexico Economic Development (NMEDD) Secretary Jon Barela announced that New Mexico's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has disbursed $8,605,922 in SSBCI funds to help small businesses grow and create jobs, according to the latest Quarterly Report from the U.S. Treasury Department. New Mexico has $4,562,428 available to New Mexico companies until July 2015.

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Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela Announces Cloudcroft Newest Community Accepted into the Frontier Communities Initiative

December 11, 2014

Cloudcroft - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the Village of Cloudcroft was selected to participate in the New Mexico Frontier Communities Initiative. Established by the state Legislature and signed into law by Governor Susana Martinez in 2013, this community economic development partnership program is designed specifically to serve New Mexico's rural communities that are currently not able meet the national benchmarks involved in New Mexico MainStreet program designation. Cloudcroft joins 15 other New Mexico communities as part of this economic development program.

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New Mexico MainStreet Welcomes Alamogordo to the MainStreet Program

December 08, 2014

Alamogordo - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced Alamogordo has been designated as an "Emerging" MainStreet Community. Alamogordo is welcomed into the New Mexico MainStreet network of 28 MainStreet communities, nine Arts & Cultural Districts and 16 Frontier Community Initiatives working to revitalize historic commercial cores of their downtown.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces 115 New Jobs at Two Manufacturers in Albuquerque

December 04, 2014

Albuquerque - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced 115 new manufacturing jobs at two manufacturers in Albuquerque. New Mexico Food Distributors, a longtime New Mexico food producer, is expanding and creating 80 jobs, and United Poly Systems, a Missouri-based pipe manufacturer, is locating in the former Schott Solar building, and creating 35 new jobs. Both companies will create these jobs over the next three years.

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Job Training Incentive Program Awards Five Companies $500,427.95 to Create 78 Jobs in November and Eight Companies $613,839 to Create 88 jobs in October

December 03, 2014

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $500,427.95 in funding at its November meeting to five companies that will create 78 jobs in New Mexico. The new jobs will average $14.25. In October the board approved $613,839 in funding to eight companies that will create 88 jobs, averaging $16.66. The next JTIP meeting will take place Friday December 12 at 9 a.m. in the Joseph Montoya Building Bid Room located at 1100 S. St. Francis Drivein Santa Fe.

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