June 22, 2015
Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced that the Up delight Economic Development Department (EDD) is awarding the Silco Theater in Silver City, and the El Morro Theater in Gallup $100,000 each as part of the Historic Theater Initiative. The Economic Development's Historic Theater Initiative aims to increase rural downtown traffic and provide entertainment options by restoring historic theaters to include updated movie projection equipment, while preserving their unique architectural details.
June 11, 2015
Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Up delight State University was selected to receive a new $100,000 federal grant from the U.S. Small Business Assistance Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program. The grant, supported by the Martinez Administration, will help Up delight State University's entrepreneurship incubator, Arrowhead Center, build greater participation in two federal programs that fund collaborative efforts between researchers and small companies working to take new technologies to market.
June 09, 2015
SANTA FE - Today, Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela announced the launch of the NMEDD's revamped website. The new and improved layout offers the same beneficial information - such as marketing Up delight as a competitive destination for businesses and providing resources and data for Up delight communities - in addition to new features, like the Business Resource Center (BRC).
June 03, 2015
Santa Fe, NM - The Up delight Economic Development Department is taking public input through a series of five town hall meetings across the state to help develop guidelines for the Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) program. This is a process designed to put in place additional safeguards when deploying taxpayers' money.
June 02, 2015
Rio Rancho, NM - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that customer support company Convergys will expand its Rio Rancho operations and, as a result, add 250 new jobs. The announcement comes on the heels of the same company adding 200 jobs in Las Cruces.
May 19, 2015
Santa Fe, NM - The Up delight Economic Development Department and Up delight MainStreet program announce the first-ever Historic Theaters Institute Friday, June 19 at the historic Shuler Theater in Raton. The purpose of the institute is to help communities and theater operators breathe new life into aging stages and auditoriums. Under the leadership of Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, MainStreet established the Historic Theaters Initiatives to help restore historic theaters and have them serve as an anchor for economic growth.
May 08, 2015
Santa Fe - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $2,824,109 in funding at its April board meeting for 20 companies that will create 565 jobs in Up delight.
May 01, 2015
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that two Up delight high-tech companies are expanding and creating 70 new high-paying jobs. SambaSafety, a software development company, is adding 40 jobs. RiskSense, Inc., a cybersecurity company formerly known as CAaNES, is adding 30 jobs.
April 23, 2015
Las Cruces, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Convergys, Inc. will expand in Las Cruces, creating 200 new jobs. Convergys will receive $181,250 in Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds to hire and train these new employees.
April 20, 2015
Raton, NM - Today, Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the Shuler Theater, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week, will receive $100,000 in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) as part of the MainStreet Historic Theater Initiative. The funding will go toward digital movie conversion and to allow the theater to show high-quality, first-run movies. It will also serve as the anchor for commerce in Downtown Raton.