NMEDD Press Releases - August 2020

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

Outdoor Recreation Division Awards Grant to Help Native American Communities with Bicycle Repairs

August 28, 2020

Gallup, N.M. - The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), a division of the Economic Development Department (EDD), awarded Gallup-based non-profit Silver Stallion $10,000 to create a Mobile Ride Center to fix the bikes of youth in the Navajo Nation who have been struggling under the COVID-19 Health Emergency Orders, EDD Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Long-Time New Mexico Resident and Author Max Evans Leaves Behind A Legacy Evans was a key link between New Mexico and Hollywood

August 28, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. -Today the New Mexico Film Office honors the life and legacy of Max Evans, a New Mexico film writer and real-life cowboy. The well-known author was born in Ropes, Texas and resided in Albuquerque until his passing on August 26, 2020, at the age of 95.

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COVID-19 Loan Programs Reached Businesses Across New Mexico

August 26, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – With a broader selection of state and federal economic assistance now open to small business owners, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) has closed its COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee (CBLG) program after assisting with $1.77 million in lending to 47 businesses. A second relief measure that granted almost $6 million in no-interest loans from the state LEDA fund is also no longer taking applications.

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Aerial Inspection Company Plans Major New Mexico Expansion

August 25, 2020

Las Cruces, N.M. – A company that specializes in aerial inspection and mapping services is planning a major expansion in New Mexico, more than doubling its highly trained workforce and speeding global expansion, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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New Mexico Launches Outdoor Recreation Business Alliance

August 24, 2020

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A coalition of New Mexico business owners launched a trade group to advocate for more investment and job growth in the state’s outdoor and recreation economy, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said in a joint announcement with the new organization.

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New Mexico Company Wins Major Space Contract

August 20, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – A New Mexico company with operational ties to Spaceport America has been awarded a major contract at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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August JTIP Funds Support 457 New Jobs

August 19, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $2 million in support of 457 new jobs in New Mexico during its August 2020 meeting, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today

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Sceye Picks New Mexico For U.S. Production Center

August 18, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Sceye, a company founded by global humanitarian Mikkel Vestergaard, has chosen New Mexico as its U.S. base of stratospheric flights for earth observation and communication, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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New Mexico Economic Development Receives DoD Grant for Cybersecurity

August 11, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department, through its Office of Science & Technology, has received a $771,000 grant from the Department of Defense to pioneer a cybersecurity awareness and preparedness training initiative, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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State Awards LEDA Grant to Family Owned Paper Company

August 10, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – A family owned paper company that supplies the national janitorial and restaurant market is expanding in Bernalillo County with assistance from a state LEDA grant, Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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New Grant Awards Announced Supporting 11 Economic Development Projects & 3 Solo-Entrepreneur Programs

August 04, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department has announced the recipients of this year’s LEADS grants, as well as three organizations that will split $75,000 for their programs supporting entrepreneurs working from home, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Outdoor Recreation Division's new Special Projects and Outdoor Infrastructure Grant Program

August 03, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD), a division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD), has begun accepting applications for its new grant program to help residents improve access to outdoor recreation in their communities. This grant program focuses on conservationminded shovel-ready projects that are open to the public and demonstrate a clear benefit to the community, either by attracting and retaining residents and/or attracting visitors.

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