NMEDD Press Releases - February 2020

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

Dates Announced for 1st Outdoor Recreation Incubator Programs. Free events planned throughout the state.

February 28, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), in partnership with Creative Startups and San Juan College Enterprise Center, recently announced the first events funded by the new outdoor recreation incubator grants.

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First Round of Science & Tech Start Up Grants Awarded to 5 Companies

February 28, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department has awarded its first round of Business Start-Up Grants to five science and technology companies, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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New Mexico Film Office and NBCUniversal Partner on Directing Initiative. Program aims to grow state's film and TV workforce.

February 27, 2020

UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 15. SANTA FE, N.M. -The New Mexico Film Office and NBCUniversal have partnered to create the NBCUniversal New Mexico Directors’ Initiative, which provides shadowing opportunities for film and television directors on NBCUniversal productions in New Mexico and creates a pipeline of in-state talent for future productions. Applications opened today for the program’s inaugural class, who will start shadowing this spring in Albuquerque.

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Amber Dodson Named New Director of State Film Office

February 25, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Amber Dodson, the City of Albuquerque’s Film Liaison, has been named the new Director of the New Mexico Film Office, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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State Grant Assists Expansion at Doña Ana Hemp Farm. LEDA grants will create 56 jobs.

February 21, 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department will invest in a year-round hemp business that is expanding its operation from Berino to Las Cruces N.M and adding 56 jobs, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today.

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Governor: Economic Development Initiatives will Boost Jobs and Growth

February 20, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – Several initiatives backed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to boost jobs and grow New Mexico’s economy have passed the 2020 Legislature and will continue to sustain the state on its path of prosperity, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today.

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Recycling Processing Company Expands in New Mexico

February 18, 2020

SANTA TERESA, N.M. – Another manufacturing company is moving significant operations to Santa Teresa, N.M. to take advantage of the border region’s strong business climate and transportation network.

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JTIP Funds support 107 new jobs in New Mexico

February 17, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department has awarded Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) grants to eight companies for the training of 107 new employees, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today.

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Medlin Ramps Chooses Alamogordo for New Facility

February 14, 2020

ALAMOGORDO N.M. - Medlin Ramps one of the world’s leading manufacturers of material handling equipment, has chosen Alamogordo, N.M. as the primary location for its third facility.

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Hemp Manufacturer Takes Over Cheese Factory

February 13, 2020

LOVINGTON, N.M. - Big Dog Industries, a company specializing in all areas of the hemp market, has purchased the old Lovington Cheese Factory with plans to rehab the vacant space into a fully integrated products business with 125 employees, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the company announced today.

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Operation Soundstage helps veterans transition into the film industry

February 10, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - The State of New Mexico and IATSE are offering new incentives to help military veterans and Reserve members who want to work in the state’s growing film and television industry, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Monday.

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Farmington to Host 3rd Annual New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference

February 03, 2020

Farmington, N.M. – Farmington, home to the Bisti Badlands/De-na-zin Wilderness and world-class fly fishing, off-roading, and mountain biking, will host the third annual New Mexico Outdoor Economics Conference from October 1-2, 2020.

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