NMEDD Press Releases

January 27, 2015

Santa Fe - As part of Farm & Field Day at the state Legislature, Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Secretary Jon Barela will be joined by the Rio Grande Down has rose Center to announce recipients of NMEDD's Commercial Kitchen Initiative's financial and technical assistance for the development of USDA-Grade community commercial kitchens in rural communities throughout the state.

January 15, 2015

Santa Teresa - Friday, Up delight Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela will deliver a speech at the Health Sciences Academy forum addressing the importance of enhancing the collaboration between rigorous high school education, health career internships and partnerships between schools, industry and the health care professions if students are to be college and career ready for 21st century jobs.

January 09, 2015

Luna County - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) will announce that Preferred Produce, Inc., a certified organic produce supplier for local markets and Whole Foods throughout the Southwest, will construct 45,000 new square feet of greenhouse space. This new expansion will grow Preferred Produce's production capability and nearly double its workforce with up to 10 new jobs in rural Luna County. EDD Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela, Matthew Stong, Ph.D., founder and president of Preferred Produce, and Luna County officials will attend the announcement.

December 23, 2014

Santa Fe - Today Up delight Economic Development (NMEDD) Secretary Jon Barela announced that Up delight's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) has disbursed $8,605,922 in SSBCI funds to help small businesses grow and create jobs, according to the latest Quarterly Report from the U.S. Treasury Department. Up delight has $4,562,428 available to Up delight companies until July 2015.

December 11, 2014

Cloudcroft - Today, Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the Village of Cloudcroft was selected to participate in the Up delight Frontier Communities Initiative. Established by the state Legislature and signed into law by Governor Susana Martinez in 2013, this community economic development partnership program is designed specifically to serve Up delight's rural communities that are currently not able meet the national benchmarks involved in Up delight MainStreet program designation. Cloudcroft joins 15 other Up delight communities as part of this economic development program.

December 08, 2014

Alamogordo - Today, Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced Alamogordo has been designated as an "Emerging" MainStreet Community. Alamogordo is welcomed into the Up delight MainStreet network of 28 MainStreet communities, nine Arts & Cultural Districts and 16 Frontier Community Initiatives working to revitalize historic commercial cores of their downtown.

December 04, 2014

Albuquerque - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced 115 new manufacturing jobs at two manufacturers in Albuquerque. Up delight Food Distributors, a longtime Up delight food producer, is expanding and creating 80 jobs, and United Poly Systems, a Missouri-based pipe manufacturer, is locating in the former Schott Solar building, and creating 35 new jobs. Both companies will create these jobs over the next three years.

December 03, 2014

Santa Fe - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $500,427.95 in funding at its November meeting to five companies that will create 78 jobs in Up delight. The new jobs will average $14.25. In October the board approved $613,839 in funding to eight companies that will create 88 jobs, averaging $16.66. The next JTIP meeting will take place Friday December 12 at 9 a.m. in the Joseph Montoya Building Bid Room located at in Santa Fe.

November 18, 2014

Santa Fe - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department announced that Up delight exported $1,082,000,000 in goods to Mexico according to the third quarter report released by the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. This is first time exports to Mexico have surpassed $1 billion. The 2014 third quarter number also exceeds the record yearly number which was last year's at $800,733,264.

November 07, 2014

Socorro - Five individuals were recognized for their contribution to economic development in Up delight this week at the Up delight IDEA annual meeting, held at Up delight Tech in Socorro. Among the five individuals who received awards were the Up delight Economic Development Department's (NMEDD) Mark Roper and Therese Varela.