NMEDD Press Releases - September 2015

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

Rural Sourcing to Create 125 New High-Tech Jobs in NM

September 28, 2015

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez, Mayor Richard J. Berry, the New Mexico Economic Development Department, Albuquerque Economic Development Inc., and the New Mexico Partnership, announced Rural Sourcing, Inc. will create 125 new well-paying high-tech jobs with an emphasis in computer programing over the next few years.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces 200 Jobs in Portales

September 21, 2015

Portales, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez welcomed Ready Roast Nut Company to Portales, where they plan to create 200 new jobs over the next few years. Ready Roast, which recently purchased the Portales Peanut Plant, will create 30 of these jobs immediately, with full benefits, as the company plans to start production for the fall harvest season.

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New Mexico MainStreet Director Rich Williams Elected to Executive Council of National Main Street Directors

September 14, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, New Mexico MainStreet announced that Director Rich Williams has been elected to a three-year term of the Executive Council of National Main Street Directors of state, urban and countywide programs. The Council works to explore policy, develop national marketing and branding strategies, and support the National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC). Williams will provide advice and guidance for the overall Main Street movement at the national level, provide insights into traditional commercial district revitalization, and opportunities for NMSC staff to develop and implement programs.

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New Mexico MainStreet, Department of Cultural Affairs to Host Building Creative Communities Conference

September 14, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico MainStreet and the Department of Cultural Affairs are partnering to host a conference that will connect New Mexico's local community builders and stakeholders with resources, networking opportunities, and means to encourage collaborative approaches to creative community economic development throughout the state. The "Building Creative Communities Conference: Revitalization through Arts, Culture, Tourism and Preservation," will take place November 4 to 6 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

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Job Training Incentive Program Awards Eight Companies $1,161,580.40 in July and Nine Companies $453,785.92 in August to Create 479 Jobs

September 14, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $1,161,580.40 in funding in July to create 427 jobs and $453,785.92 in August to create 52 jobs in New Mexico.

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New Mexico MainStreet Announces New Frontier Communities for Fiscal Year 2016

September 01, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - New Mexico MainStreet Announces the communities of Eagle Nest, Mountainair, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Springer, Tularosa, and Villanueva have been selected for this year's Frontier Communities Initiative. The Frontier Communities Initiative was established by the New Mexico Legislature and signed into law by Governor Martinez in 2013 for communities under 7,500 in population.

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