NMEDD Press Releases - June 2020

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

Outdoor Equity Fund Receives $12,500 REI Grant

June 26, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – REI Co-op awarded the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) a State Policy Grant of $12,500 to use in support of the Outdoor Equity Fund (OEF), EDD Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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PPP Loan Program Changes Will Help New Mexico

June 19, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that new forgiveness and flexibility rules for the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will benefit more New Mexico businesses and she is urging those who have not yet applied to take another look at the program.

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JTIP Approves Hiring Incentives to Support Foster Care Graduates

June 17, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board has approved an additional 5% wage reimbursement for businesses that hire young adults who have aged out of state foster care, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Four New Mexico Companies Receive Job Training Funds

June 17, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Four companies in the innovative technology industry were awarded funds this month through the state’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP), Economic Development Department Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Main Street Façade Improvement Grants to Help Businesses in Deming, Gallup, and Silver City

June 16, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – Main Street America announced that New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) was selected as one of four coordinating programs nationally to participate in the inaugural Main Street Façade Improvement Grant Program. The grant program significantly expands the funds available for façade improvements in rural communities in order to preserve historic resources and spur economic growth.

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Gov. Lujan Grisham Announces Film Council Members

June 16, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - A panel of experts and industry leaders have been appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham as members of the Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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No-Interest LEDA Loans Approved For New Mexico Businesses

June 15, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Four additional companies are in the process of receiving no-interest economic development assistance through a No-Interest LEDA loan program established by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Quantum Computing Leader Brings Research Center to New Mexico

June 12, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – A company at the leading edge of quantum computing is relocating some operations to New Mexico, and plans to hire over 100 employees, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. After considering locations in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and California,SavantX Inc. has chosen Santa Fe, N.M. for its corporate research headquarters. The operations, sales, and customer support arms of the business will remain in Jackson, WY.

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Global Telecommunications Company Signs Lease at Spaceport America

June 11, 2020

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. - HAPSMobile Inc., a subsidiary of Japan’s telecommunications operator SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) has chosen New Mexico’s Spaceport America for test operations and development of a specialized communications platform designed to provide internet connectivity to hard-to-reach places around the globe, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Governor Names Appointees to Spaceport Authority

June 02, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed three new members to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority and re-appointed three other members, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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