NMEDD Press Releases - January 2015

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

New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announces $42,000 for Four Community Commercial Kitchens and Technical Assistance for Five Communities to Develop Commercial Kitchens

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.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department to Discuss Economic Topics at the Rural Development Council and the NM IDEA Conference for Business Day at the Legislature

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.

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New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela to Announce Recipients of Financial and Technical Assistance Awards to Rural Communities to Develop Commercial Kitchens

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.

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New Mexico Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela to Address Health Science Academy Students and Leaders on the Importance of Collaboration between Health Industry, Educational Institutes and the Business Community

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.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department and Luna County to Announce Preferred Produce Expanding, Nearly Doubling Workforce

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.

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