NMEDD Press Releases

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

Sara Gutierrez named as Economic Development Division Deputy Director and two other positions filled at EDD

January 29, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – Economic Development Department (EDD) fills three key positions, Economic Development Deputy Division Director, Community, Business & Rural Development (CBRD) Region 3 Representative, and MainStreet Coordinator.

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Sponsorship grants available for Trade Winds Forum

January 27, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Dept. Office of International Trade in partnership with the U. S. Small Business Administration and the U. S. Department of Commerce is sponsoring interested New Mexico companies who wish to participate in the Trade Winds Forum Indo-Pacific Region from April 20-27, 2020. 105 U.S. companies have already signed up for this event.

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Netflix exceeds spending targets in New Mexico

January 22, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. - One year after signing an agreement to open its first U.S. Production hub in New Mexico, Netflix has spent more than $150 million in the state, utilized more than 2,000 production vendors, and hired over 1,600 cast and crew members, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes and Netflix announced today.

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Applications Open For Sen. John Pinto Memorial Filmmakers Fund

January 22, 2020

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) is now accepting grant applications for projects for the newly established Senator John Pinto Filmmakers Fund, NMFO Director Todd Christensen announced today.

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Manufacturing startup chooses Las Cruces for production center. Big Tuna USA has rights to exclusive pipe product.

January 21, 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M. -A company with a unique niche in the North American pipe industry has chosen Las Cruces for its manufacturing center and will be hiring 30 workers over the next three years, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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NBCUniversal awards $17,014 to ENMU as part of Film Incentive Give Back Program

January 15, 2020

Film Industry supports local school programs NBCUniversal awards $17,014 to ENMU as part of Film Incentive Give Back Program

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Job Training Funds Awarded to 11 New Mexico companies

January 10, 2020

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department has kicked off its first round of job training funding of 2020 by awarding $2.7 million to offset the cost of training 361 new employees and 5 interns at 11 companies, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced Friday.

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New Grants for Science and Technology Start-Ups

December 24, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering a new small grants program to science and technology start-ups, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. The Business Start-Up Grants can be used by potentially high-growth, for profit companies in New Mexico in the science and technology fields with fewer than 50 employees.

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Data Shows Higher Wages, More Jobs for EDD Investments

December 23, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – During Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s first year in office, the New Mexico Economic Development Department has helped create over 1,700 jobs, boosted private investment in the state by $740 million, and awarded job-training grants for 2,100 new workers at 71 companies, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

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Lawmakers Support Tax Credit for Fire Suppression

December 18, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. –An interim committee of the New Mexico Legislature has voted to support an initiative of the Economic Development Department that would make it easier to redevelop old and abandoned buildings in rural downtowns.

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