NMEDD Press Releases - July 2021

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

New Mexico MainStreet Accepts Ten New Community Economic Development Projects

July 30, 2021

Santa Fe, N.M. – New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) accepted ten new community economic development projects for the Frontier & Native American Communities (FNAC) and new Urban Neighborhood Commercial Corridor (UNCC) Initiatives. Both Initiatives provide NMMS resources and professional technical assistance to communities, who will implement and complete their project within 12-18 months. Selected projects demonstrate job creation or business development, private sector investment, or enhancement of a community’s economic environment.

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Jocelyn Jansons Selected as Inaugural Participant of The NBCUniversal New Mexico Directors Initiative

July 29, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – NBCUniversal has selected Jocelyn Jansons as the inaugural participant of its New Mexico Directors Initiative. As part of its commitment to New Mexico, the Directors Initiative provides mentoring and shadowing opportunities to up-and-coming film and television professionals. It also creates a pipeline of in-state talent for future productions. Jansons, a New Mexico resident, joined the set of MacGruber, a comedy series for Peacock by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, in early July and has been shadowing directors throughout the month.

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State-Awarded Job Training Funds Will Support 190 Jobs at Seven New Mexico Companies

July 27, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – This month, the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved training funds for 190 trainees at seven companies for a total of approximately $1.3 million, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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BlueHalo Selects New Mexico for New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing, Research, and Technology Complex

July 20, 2021

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – BlueHalo, an integrated national security and technology company, has chosen the MaxQ site in Albuquerque, N.M. for a new state-of-the-art campus to facilitate BlueHalo’s acceleration into production and its long-term commitment to investing in New Mexico and creating high-wage manufacturing jobs, the company, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Mayor Tim Keller announced today.

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New Mexico Film Office Reveals an Estimated $623 Million in Direct Spend for Fiscal Year 2021, Breaking All Previous Records

July 19, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office (NMFO) today announced that in fiscal year 2021, despite the global shutdown of production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NMFO has recorded an estimated $623 million in direct spend by film and television productions in New Mexico, breaking all previous records for the state.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Utilizing New Mexico Locations for Visual Effects

July 15, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office announces the television series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, produced by CBS Studios, is utilizing New Mexico landscapes for the show’s visual effects (VFX).

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Billy Talent – The Final Chapters Has Completed Production in New Mexico

July 14, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Film Office announces Billy Talent – The Final Chapters, a music video production by Morgan Gold, has completed production in Edgewood and Willard, New Mexico.

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Applications Now Open for the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Trails+ Grant

July 14, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – Applications for the Outdoor Recreation Trails+ grant to support New Mexico outdoor recreation infrastructure projects are now open, Director of the Outdoor Recreation Division Axie Navas announced today. The deadline to apply is August 31, 2021 by 5 pm MT.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces The Artist , A Multimedia Production by Electric Playhouse Inc., is being produced in New Mexico

July 14, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Film Office announces The Artist, a multimedia game and interactive experience by Electric Playhouse Inc. is being produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico though the end of July 2021.

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15 Organizations Receive Economic Development Grants

July 14, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – Nearly $260,000 has been awarded to 15 local economic development organizations through LEADS, Local Economic Assistance & Development Support, the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) announced today.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Production for Flamin’ Hot in New Mexico

July 08, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. –The New Mexico Film Office today announced the feature film, Flamin’ Hot, is currently in production in New Mexico. From Searchlight Pictures and directed by Eva Longoria, the film is produced by DeVon Franklin from an original script by Lewis Colick and Linda Yvette Chavez. Filming will take place through August 2021 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Frybread Face & Me is Currently inProduction in New Mexico

July 07, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. –The New Mexico Film Office today announced the feature film, Frybread Face & Me, produced by Frybread Movie LLC., is filming this July in Santa Fe, Española, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces a New Documentary to Begin Filming in New Mexico

July 06, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Film Office announces the documentary, The Unseen Pandemic (working title), produced by the non-profit organization La Liga, is now filming in New Mexico through August 2021.

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New Mexico Film Office Announces Two Multimedia Productions are Being Produced in New Mexico by Local Creative Technology Company, Ideum Inc.

July 01, 2021

SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico Film Office announces two interactive media productions are being produced by New Mexico creative technology company, Ideum Inc.

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The New Mexico Film Office Announces Belly Encounters Has Wrapped Production in New Mexico

July 01, 2021

SANTA FE, N.M. –The New Mexico Film Office announces a short film, Belly Encounters, produced by Librada Pictures LLC., has completed production on the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico.

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