NMEDD Press Releases - March 2021

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

New Mexico MainStreet Accepting Applications for New Community Economic Development Projects

March 26, 2021

Today, New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) announced that applications are being accepted for new community economic development projects under the Frontier & Native American Communities (FNAC) and Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (UNCC) Initiatives. Both Initiatives provide NMMS resources and professional technical assistance to local communities that may not have the capacity or resources to start or operate a full-fledged MainStreet Program. Proposed projects for both initiatives must demonstrate job creation, business development, leverage private sector investment, or enhancement of a community’s economic environment.

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State Job Training Funds Support 328 New Mexico Jobs

March 18, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board awarded a total of $3.4 million in funding to 17 companies throughout New Mexico, supporting 328 jobs, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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State Awards LEDA Grant to Bueno Foods For Expansion

March 16, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today that Bueno Foods has been awarded economic assistance to expand storage and manufacturing capacity and better distribute New Mexico chiles and food products throughout the United States.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces 3 Multi-Media Productions Filmed In New Mexico

March 12, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Film Office announces three multi-media productions filmed in New Mexico. “It is great to see these new media projects being shot in New Mexico and taking advantage of our talented crew, New Mexico's beautiful and unique landscapes, as well as the tax incentive. This is an area where we want to expand the film and television industry and ecosystem,” said Amber Dodson, Director, New Mexico Film Office.

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Build With Robots Plans Expansion Into New R&D, Exhibit Space

March 12, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Build with Robots, an Albuquerque company that is designing and manufacturing smart robots to disinfect and sanitize large areas, such as schools and airports, has been awarded a State of New Mexico economic development grant to expand its workforce and ramp up production, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces 7 Productions Filmed In New Mexico

March 12, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Film Office announces seven productions filmed in New Mexico. "We are thrilled to announce these seven projects that have recently filmed or are set to soon begin filming in New Mexico. It is great to see projects of all types and sizes taking advantage of the New Mexico film tax incentive program and we are here to equally support independent and local New Mexico filmmakers," Amber Dodson, New Mexico Film Office Director, said.

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Clean Fuel Standard Act passes New Mexico Senate

March 11, 2021

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Senate passed the Clean Fuel Standard Act (Senate Bill 11). A Clean Fuel Standard is an innovative approach to reducing emissions from the transportation sector while growing New Mexico businesses, attracting new economic opportunities and creating green, high-paying jobs.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Better Call Saul To Begin Production on its Sixth and Final Season

March 05, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office announced today that theAMC Networks acclaimed television series Better Call Saul, produced by SonyPictures Television, will begin production this March on the sixth and final 13-episode season.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Cry Macho a Clint Eastwood Film Wraps Production in New Mexico

March 02, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. –The New Mexico Film Office today announced the featurefilm Cry Macho recently filmed in New Mexico November through December2020. The film is produced by Warner Bros. Pictures and Classic Films, andwas filmed in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Sierra, Socorro, and Valencia counties.

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Scott A. McLaughlin Picked to Head New Mexico's Spaceport America

March 02, 2021

SPACEPORT AMERICA - Scott A. McLaughlin, a New Mexico native and a longtime business and engineering professional, has been selected by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority Board of Directors as the new executive director of Spaceport America, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Governor Lujan Grisham Applauds Economic Security Measures

March 01, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes applaud key legislative initiatives that will grow the economy, create jobs, and provide for a new layer of economic security for New Mexico families and businesses.

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NEW TOOLKIT ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT RURAL OUTDOOR ECONOMIES

March 01, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) announced today that it is assisting in efforts to promote the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s (ORR) Rural Economic Development Toolkit, aimed at helping rural communities grow their outdoor recreation economies.

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