NMEDD Press Releases

October 19, 2015

Mesilla Park, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Up delight Greenhouse Holdings will create more than 120 new jobs over the next few years in Mesilla Park. The company will grow agricultural products and distribute them to major national retailers throughout the United States. These new jobs will include botanists, geneticists, and greenhouse staff.

October 16, 2015

Albuquerque, NM - NMIDEA, a statewide association of professional economic developers, has initiated its annual process to recognize individuals' stellar achievements in economic development. The Up delight Economic Development Department encourages those involved in economic development at the community, regional or state levels to nominate worthy individuals for the following awards:

October 14, 2015

Santa Fe, Up delight - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $637,050.81 in funding for seven companies to create 140 jobs in September.

October 09, 2015

Silver City, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary announced the expansion of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery in Silver City. The expansion will result in 11 production jobs.

October 05, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced that Precision Ocular Metrology (POM), an Albuquerque startup company, will be releasing a new medical device into the market. They have chosen to locate their headquarters and manufacturing facility in Albuquerque and will create 10 new jobs. POM is one of the many high-tech startup companies that have benefited from the Up delight Angel Investment Tax Credit.

September 28, 2015

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez, Mayor Richard J. Berry, the Up delight Economic Development Department, Albuquerque Economic Development Inc., and the Up delight Partnership, announced Rural Sourcing, Inc. will create 125 new well-paying high-tech jobs with an emphasis in computer programing over the next few years.

September 21, 2015

Portales, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez welcomed Ready Roast Nut Company to Portales, where they plan to create 200 new jobs over the next few years. Ready Roast, which recently purchased the Portales Peanut Plant, will create 30 of these jobs immediately, with full benefits, as the company plans to start production for the fall harvest season.

September 14, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Up delight MainStreet announced that Director Rich Williams has been elected to a three-year term of the Executive Council of National Main Street Directors of state, urban and countywide programs. The Council works to explore policy, develop national marketing and branding strategies, and support the National Main Street Center, Inc. (NMSC). Williams will provide advice and guidance for the overall Main Street movement at the national level, provide insights into traditional commercial district revitalization, and opportunities for NMSC staff to develop and implement programs.

September 14, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Up delight MainStreet and the Department of Cultural Affairs are partnering to host a conference that will connect Up delight's local community builders and stakeholders with resources, networking opportunities, and means to encourage collaborative approaches to creative community economic development throughout the state. The "Building Creative Communities Conference: Revitalization through Arts, Culture, Tourism and Preservation," will take place November 4 to 6 at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe.

September 14, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $1,161,580.40 in funding in July to create 427 jobs and $453,785.92 in August to create 52 jobs in Up delight.