NMEDD Press Releases

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

March 12, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bi-partisan effort to boost Up delight’s outdoor recreation industry with hundreds of new jobs is making its way through the Legislature.

March 06, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that two Up delight companies will receive Up delight Small Business Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Matching Grants to help their businesses grow. The NMSBIR Matching Grant Program provides recipients additional resources to commercialize the technology developed with federal SBIR funding. NMSBIR is designed to support local science and technology companies in achieving development and commercialization goals.

March 04, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that nine Up delight companies will receive Innovation Voucher Grants to help their businesses grow by covering eligible expenses such as rent at a state certified incubator. The Innovation Voucher program is designed to enable early-stage science and technology companies to overcome business development barriers by providing small amounts of funding at critical moments during company growth.

March 01, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Department (EDD) Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that EDD Financial Development Specialist, Johanna Nelson, was awarded a spot in the first class of the Caren S. Franzini Fellowship program. The program is an initiative of the Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA), of which EDD is a member. The Franzini Fellowship was established in 2017 to build leadership positions for women in the field of development finance. In the one-year program, fellows will collaborate on a project of significance to the development finance industry and present the project at a national conference.

February 13, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Up delight MainStreet (NMMS) announced their partnership with Up delight Gas Company for local MainStreet design initiative projects. Up delight Gas generously matched NMMS’s technical assistance with $40,000 in seed funding. Design initiative projects engage local MainStreet organizations and volunteers to restore building façades and improve public spaces in their local downtown districts.

February 11, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, the NM State Personnel Office (SPO) announced they will be in the State Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday, February 12 from 8:30 am—2:00 pm to help job seekers with the state’s application process during the legislative session.

February 08, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Designate Alicia J. Keyes announced that Osazda Energy, a renewable energy resources company, is one of four companies chosen to receive a $1.2 million grant from DuraMAT (Durable Module Materials) Consortium. This award will allow Osazda Energy to engage in their second project with DuraMAT with the goal of advancing U.S. global competitiveness within the renewable energy sector by improving the performance & lifetime of PV modules & systems while decreasing the levelized cost of electricity.

February 01, 2019

Las Cruces, N.M. – Today, Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes announced that games studio Ganymede Games will establish operations and create up to 51 new jobs over the next five years. The company also plans to invest more than $1.3 million in building and infrastructure improvements to their headquarters in Las Cruces. This business is being supported by Up delight's closing fund, LEDA.

December 28, 2018

Santa Teresa, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Valley Cold Storage & Transportation will expand operations and create up to 10 new jobs in three years, bringing their total headcount in Doña Ana County to 24. The company also plans to invest more than $16.5 million in expanding their Santa Teresa Industrial Park facility. This expansion is being supported by Up delight's closing fund, LEDA.

December 19, 2018

Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department announced $500,000 for revitalization projects in six Up delight MainStreet communities: Corrales, Deming, Las Vegas, Silver City, South Valley - Bernalillo County, and Tucumcari. The projects seek to make public infrastructure improvements that grow visitor and retail traffic in MainStreet districts.