Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes was recently interviewed on the KUNM radio program Women’s Focus.
January 28, 2015
Santa Fe - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Secretary Jon Barela joined Tim Nisly, Chief Executive Officer of the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation to announce that the Taos County Economic Development Center, Community Pantry in Gallup, Volunteer Center of Grant County and Northern New Mexico Food Hub in Espanola will each receive $10,500 to support their community commercial kitchens. These kitchens were chosen for grants because they are currently operational or will be in the next 60 days.
January 27, 2015
Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) will take part in a day of discussions regarding important economic development topics on February 2 as part of Business Day at the state Legislature. NMEDD's Economic Development Division will lead discussion in the morning at the Rural Development Council and attend New Mexico IDEA's Quarterly Meeting in the afternoon. Both events will take place at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe.
January 27, 2015
Santa Fe - As part of Farm & Field Day at the state Legislature, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Secretary Jon Barela will be joined by the Rio Grande Community Development Center to announce recipients of NMEDD's Commercial Kitchen Initiative's financial and technical assistance for the development of USDA-Grade community commercial kitchens in rural communities throughout the state.
January 15, 2015
Santa Teresa - Friday, New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela will deliver a speech at the Health Sciences Academy forum addressing the importance of enhancing the collaboration between rigorous high school education, health career internships and partnerships between schools, industry and the health care professions if students are to be college and career ready for 21st century jobs.
January 09, 2015
Luna County - Today, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) will announce that Preferred Produce, Inc., a certified organic produce supplier for local markets and Whole Foods throughout the Southwest, will construct 45,000 new square feet of greenhouse space. This new expansion will grow Preferred Produce's production capability and nearly double its workforce with up to 10 new jobs in rural Luna County. EDD Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, Matthew Stong, Ph.D., founder and president of Preferred Produce, and Luna County officials will attend the announcement.