NMEDD Press Releases - November 2020

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

EDD Applauds Release of Spaceport Authority Audit, state moves ahead with management changes

November 24, 2020

Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today the state is already acting on key findings from an investigative report regarding NewMexico's Spaceport America by asking the Spaceport Authority to implement procedures that fix long-neglected transparency and oversight concerns

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Netflix Plans to Boost New Mexico Presence with Expansionof ABQ Studios

November 23, 2020

SANTA FE, NM – Today, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham andAlbuquerque Mayor Tim Keller together with Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos announcedthat Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, plans to boost its presencein the state by expanding ABQ Studios and committing to an additional $1 billion inproduction spend. The expansion will add 300 acres to the company’s existing space atABQ Studios, located in Albuquerque’s Mesa Del Sol area, making it one of the largesthigh-tech and sustainable film production facilities in North America. The investment willresult in the creation of an estimated 1,000 production jobs in New Mexico over the nextten years. An additional 1,467 construction jobs will be also created to complete theexpansion.

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EDD Supports First-Ever High-Pressure Food Processing Facility

November 20, 2020

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) has awarded economic assistance from its LEDA job-creators fund to a company that is opening the state’s first high-pressure processing (HPP) food manufacturing facility, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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The Outdoor Recreation Division Celebrates a Full Year of Accomplishments

November 20, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Economic Development Department (EDD) is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) and all of its accomplishments to date.

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Economic Development Dept: New Mexico Must Invest in Higher-Paying Jobs, Employee Training

November 19, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes told lawmakers today that New Mexico has a vital toolbox of economic incentives that are being deployed to help train w

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New Study Finds Wild Gila and San Francisco Rivers Greatly Contribute to Local Economy

November 19, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Water related outdoor recreation in New Mexico’s Gila River and San Francisco River watersheds stimulates economic activity that supports at least 3,900 jobs in New Mexico, providing $92.4 million of income, according to a new study conducted by Southwick and Associates and commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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EDD’s Small Business Saturday Webinar Will Help Businesses Prepare for Upcoming GRT Tax Holiday

November 11, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) presents an informational webinar on Monday, Nov. 16 at 2:00 pm to help New Mexican business owners learn about the Small Business Saturday Gross Receipts Tax Holiday as well as promote virtual sales this holiday shopping season. EDD has partnered with the Office of the Governor’s Small Business Advisor Dan Schlegel, the Taxation and Revenue Department, the NM Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) and New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) to help businesses prepare for this important virtual shopping holiday.

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Outdoor Economy Contributed $2.4B to 2019 NM GDP

November 11, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data on the size and scope of the outdoor recreation industry in the U.S. and in New Mexico. In New Mexico, the updated data show that the outdoor economy contributed $2.4 billion to the state's GDP in 2019 (2.2% of GDP). According to the report, 35,065 people were employed in this sector, with $1.2 billion in total income. At the national level, the data shows that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.1 percent ($459.8 billion) of U.S. GDP in 2019.

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New Mexico Film Office Announces Four Productions Filming in New Mexico

November 06, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - Today the New Mexico Film Office announced four feature films being produced in New Mexico.

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Five Production Support Businesses Expand to Support New Mexico’s Film Industry

November 05, 2020

SANTA FE, NM – Over the last year, five new major production service support businesses have located or expanded to a new facility in New Mexico to be apart of the rapidly growing film and television industry.

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New Mexico Film Office Supports Training Program for Background Actors

November 05, 2020

SANTA FE, NM – Today, the New Mexico Film Office announced support for a new workforce development program, to train New Mexico background workers in the film and television industry. The program, The Industry Forum, will be free to New Mexico residents. Those who participate in the program will learn about the film industry and how to be a professional background actor from experts in the industry.

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