NMEDD Press Releases - April 2019

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

Production on Navajo Nation showcases natural attractions of state.

April 29, 2019

The New Mexico State Film Office announced today Sony Pictures recently completed filming the next chapter in the blockbuster Jumanji franchise on the Navajo Nation (Shiprock region).

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Rich Williams to Retire as New Mexico MainStreet Co-Director

April 24, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that Co-Director Rich Williams will retire from the New Mexico MainStreet program at the end of the month. Williams has directed the New Mexico MainStreet program for more than 16 years where he was dedicated to creating economic opportunities in New Mexico. The New Mexico MainStreet Program fosters economic development in the state by supporting local MainStreet revitalization organizations and their local government partner in their economic work in downtowns and adjacent neighborhoods.

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Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program Approves Fifty-Four New Jobs

April 12, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved proposals from 12 companies, creating 54 jobs. JTIP is one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country, reimbursing 50-75% of employee wages for classroom and on-the-job training in new jobs for up to 6 months.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces “Better Call Saul” to film a fifth season in New Mexico

April 08, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico State Film Office today announced that the television series, “Better Call Saul” will begin principal photography on season five this month.

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New Mexico Makes Historic Investment in Tribal Communities

April 05, 2019

-- New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Cabinet Secretary Lynn Trujillo on Friday credited state lawmakers and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for a “historical investment” in tribal communities this year.

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Gov. Lujan Grisham creates Outdoor Recreation Division

April 03, 2019

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed into law a new initiative to boost the marketing of New Mexico’s outdoor recreation industries and create a division in the Economic Development Department to grow outdoor businesses

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