NMEDD Press Releases - June 2015

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

New Mexico Economic Development Department Awards 15 Communities $176,200 in Grants for Rural Economic Development Projects

June 30, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela announces 15 rural economic development projects were selected to receive Local Economic Assistance & Development Support (LEADS). The newly created LEADS program will leverage $176,260 to supplement the work of local communities in their efforts to diversify their economy and create good-paying jobs that have a multiplier effect.

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Job Training Incentive Program Awards 13 Companies $1,630,072.16 in May and June to Create 233 Jobs

June 26, 2015

Santa Fe - The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $325,955 in funding in May to create 38 jobs and $1,304,117.16 in June to create 195 jobs in New Mexico.

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Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela Announce Silver City and Gallup Each Receiving $100,000 as Part of Historic Theater Initiative

June 22, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced that the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) is awarding the Silco Theater in Silver City, and the El Morro Theater in Gallup $100,000 each as part of the Historic Theater Initiative. The Economic Development's Historic Theater Initiative aims to increase rural downtown traffic and provide entertainment options by restoring historic theaters to include updated movie projection equipment, while preserving their unique architectural details.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces NMSU's Arrowhead Center to Receive Competitive Grant to Fund Collaboration Between Research and Small Businesses Taking New Technologies to Market

June 11, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that New Mexico State University was selected to receive a new $100,000 federal grant from the U.S. Small Business Assistance Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The grant, supported by the Martinez Administration, will help New Mexico State University's entrepreneurship incubator, Arrowhead Center, build greater participation in two federal programs that fund collaborative efforts between researchers and small companies working to take new technologies to market.

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New Mexico Economic Development Department Announces Launch of Revamped Website

June 09, 2015

SANTA FE - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela announced the launch of the NMEDD's revamped website. The new and improved layout offers the same beneficial information - such as marketing New Mexico as a competitive destination for businesses and providing resources and data for New Mexico communities - in addition to new features, like the Business Resource Center (BRC).

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The New Mexico Economic Development Department to Hold Statewide Town Halls to Discuss Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) Guidelines

June 03, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico Economic Development Department is taking public input through a series of five town hall meetings across the state to help develop guidelines for the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) program. This is a process designed to put in place additional safeguards when deploying taxpayers' money.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces 250 New Jobs In Rio Rancho

June 02, 2015

Rio Rancho, NM - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that customer support company Convergys will expand its Rio Rancho operations and, as a result, add 250 new jobs. The announcement comes on the heels of the same company adding 200 jobs in Las Cruces.

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