NMEDD Press Releases - August 2017

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

Governor Susana Martinez Announces More Than 2,000 Jobs Created Through JTIP in 2017 Nearly 10,000 Jobs Created Through JTIP Since 2011

August 28, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez joined local business leaders to announce that JTIP created more than 2,000 jobs in 2017. This brings the total amount of JTIP jobs created over the last seven years to nearly 10,000. The program also saw its second-highest average rural wage at more than $21 an hour.

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New Mexico MainStreet Partners Receive Our Town Program Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts

August 23, 2017

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS), a program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, announced that more than $300,000 has been awarded to MainStreet partners to support the arts in New Mexico. The City of Albuquerque, the City of Gallup and Creative Startups partnering with Zuni Pueblo have received funding to support their work as centers of arts and innovation and build on their cultural assets to activate their downtown economies.

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Governor Martinez Announces $1.5 Million Investment in Armonica Technologies, Inc. Armonica Receives Catalyst Fund Investment

August 21, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced a $1.5 million investment in Armonica Technologies, Inc. Armonica is the second New Mexico startup to receive Catalyst Fund investment, which leverages private investment for early stage startups - anchoring them in New Mexico.

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Secretary Geisel Announces $167,500 in LEADS Grants to New Mexico Communities

August 17, 2017

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel announced $167,500 in Local Economic Assistance & Development Support Program (LEADS) grants to 18 communities across the state. The grants will fund a variety of economic development projects throughout New Mexico and support the continued growth of our state and local economy.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces Raytheon to Add 60 High-Tech Manufacturing Jobs in New Mexico

August 10, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the expansion of Raytheon's Albuquerque manufacturing operations which will create 60 new high-tech manufacturing jobs. This announcement comes on the heels of New Mexico being ranked the third-fastest growing economy in the nation by the U.S. Department of Commerce. New Mexico was also recently ranked seventh in the nation for private-sector job growth - creating nearly 19,000 new private-sector jobs over the last year.

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Governor Susana Martinez Announces TV and Film Production Contributes More Than Half a Billion Dollars to NM’s Economy Third Straight Record-Shattering Year for Film Industry in New Mexico

August 09, 2017

Albuquerque, NM — Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that film and television production contributed more than half a billion dollars to New Mexico’s economy last year, shattering the previous record by more than $115 million. The announcement marks the third straight record-shattering year for New Mexico’s film industry.

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