NMEDD Press Releases - April 2015

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

Governor Susana Martinez Announces 200 New Jobs in Las Cruces, Expansion of Convergys

April 23, 2015

Las Cruces, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Convergys, Inc. will expand in Las Cruces, creating 200 new jobs. Convergys will receive $181,250 in Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds to hire and train these new employees.

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Secretary Jon Barela Announces Raton's Historic Shuler Theater to Join the MainStreet Historic Theater Initiative

April 20, 2015

Raton, NM - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the Shuler Theater, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week, will receive $100,000 in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) as part of the MainStreet Historic Theater Initiative. The funding will go toward digital movie conversion and to allow the theater to show high-quality, first-run movies. It will also serve as the anchor for commerce in Downtown Raton.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces New Jobs in Questa, Expansion of Taos Mountain Energy Bars

April 20, 2015

Questa, NM - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that Taos Mountain Energy Bars will expand to a 10,000 square-foot facility in the Questa Industrial Park. The expansion is expected to create 15 full-time jobs.

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New Mexico MainStreet Accepting Applications for Frontier Communities Initiative Soon, Will Hold Statewide Pre-Application Workshops

April 16, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico Economic Development Department's MainStreet program will accept applications for the latest round of Frontier Communities starting April 30. New Mexico MainSteet staff and consultants will hold three pre-application workshops throughout the state.

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Seven New Mexico Communities Receive 2015 National MainStreet Accreditation

April 10, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Seven New Mexico MainStreet communities have been designated as National Main Street Accredited Communities for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®. Nob Hill MainStreet, Artesia MainStreet, Carlsbad MainStreet, Clovis MainStreet, Grants MainStreet, Los Alamos MainStreet and Lovington MainStreet received accreditation and were recognized during the National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta.

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U.S. Department of Commerce: New Mexico Leads the Nation in Export-Related Job Growth

April 09, 2015

Santa Fe, NM — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today in a report that New Mexico leads the nation in export-related job growth at 107 percent, well ahead of the next-closest state, Louisiana, at 66 percent.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces $11.1 Million Expansion of Manufacturer, New Jobs in Santa Teresa

April 06, 2015

Santa Teresa, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced MCS Industries, a leading U.S. manufacturer of picture frames, will invest $11.1 million in expanding its warehousing and distribution facility. The company will also relocate its printing operations from Pennsylvania and construct a 215,000 square-foot facility in the new Westpark Logistics Center in Santa Teresa.

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