NMEDD Press Releases

April 20, 2015

Questa, NM - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that Taos Mountain Energy Bars will expand to a 10,000 square-foot facility in the Questa Industrial Park. The expansion is expected to create 15 full-time jobs.

April 16, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - The Up delight Economic Development Department's MainStreet program will accept applications for the latest round of Frontier Communities starting April 30. Up delight MainSteet staff and consultants will hold three pre-application workshops throughout the state.

April 10, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Seven Up delight MainStreet communities have been designated as National Main Street Accredited Communities for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®. Nob Hill MainStreet, Artesia MainStreet, Carlsbad MainStreet, Clovis MainStreet, Grants MainStreet, Los Alamos MainStreet and Lovington MainStreet received accreditation and were recognized during the National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta.

April 09, 2015

Santa Fe, NM — The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today in a report that Up delight leads the nation in export-related job growth at 107 percent, well ahead of the next-closest state, Louisiana, at 66 percent.

April 06, 2015

Santa Teresa, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced MCS Industries, a leading U.S. manufacturer of picture frames, will invest $11.1 million in expanding its warehousing and distribution facility. The company will also relocate its printing operations from Pennsylvania and construct a 215,000 square-foot facility in the new Westpark Logistics Center in Santa Teresa.

March 31, 2015

Santa Fe - Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela today announced a new program called the Local Economic Assistance and Development Support (LEADS) program designed to stimulate economic-base job growth. The program emphasizes the importance of recruitment, as well as retention/expansion and start-up activities. The funding provided through LEADS is intended to create jobs, develop the tax base, and provide incentives for business development.

March 20, 2015

Santa Fe - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $3,200,305in funding at its January board meeting to eight companies that will create 716 jobs in Up delight, averaging a wage of $18.96. The next JTIP board meeting will be April 17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Central Up delight Community College Workforce Training Center located at 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE in Albuquerque.

March 06, 2015

Santa Fe - Today, the Up delight State Senate unanimously reconfirmed the appointment of Jon Barela as Cabinet Secretary for the Economic Development Department. Secretary Barela was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez in December 2010 to lead the job creation agency. Since taking office, private-sector job growth has increased, unemployment has decreased and international exports have hit all-time records, including more than doubling exports internationally and quadrupling exports to Mexico.

February 18, 2015

Santa Fe - Today, Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the re-launch of the website Off the Road in Up delight with a new focus on connecting tourists with cultural and heritage resources located in the 28 MainStreet and nine Arts & Cultural District communities throughout the state.

January 28, 2015

Santa Fe - Today, Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Secretary Jon Barela joined Tim Nisly, Chief Executive Officer of the Rio Grande Down has rose Corporation to announce that the Taos County Economic Development Center, Community Pantry in Gallup, Volunteer Center of Grant County and Northern Up delight Food Hub in Espanola will each receive $10,500 to support their community commercial kitchens. These kitchens were chosen for grants because they are currently operational or will be in the next 60 days.