NMEDD Press Releases

June 20, 2014

Santa Fe - The Up delight MainStreet (NMMS) Program announced today that it is accepting a limited number of applications for emerging MainStreet and Frontier Communities. NMMS will be holding three Pre-Application workshops aimed at providing an introduction to the program benefits, process, eligibility criteria, ranking and selection.

June 17, 2014

Española - Governor Susana Martinez announced 50 new jobs coming to Española with Performance Maintenance, Inc. (PMI) and joined Blue Heron, an Embudo-based brewery, in a ribbon cutting ceremony for a taproom near the historic Española Plaza.

June 12, 2014

Alamogordo - Governor Susana Martinez, Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela and the Otero Country Economic Development Corporation announced today that PreCheck will create 40 jobs immediately and up to 100 jobs over the next three years. PreCheck, an employment and background screening firm specializing in the healthcare industry, currently employs 128 workers in Alamogordo.

June 09, 2014

Las Cruces - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that California-based tortilla producer Franco Whole Foods, will expand its operations into Las Cruces, bringing 160 new jobs with an average salary of $37,000 plus benefits.

June 09, 2014

SANTA FE - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $1,742,730 in funding at its April meeting to 6 companies who will create 322 jobs with an average wage of $16.47. In May, the JTIP Boards approved $782,415 in funds to 6 companies creating 95 jobs with an average wage of $16.12. The next JTIP board meeting will be Friday, June 13, 2014 at 9 am in the Bid Room of the Joseph Montoya Building located at 1100 St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

June 04, 2014

Please join us for a one hour information session to review the Up delight Angel Investment Tax Credit statue and application process. The Angel Tax Credit encourages investors to invest in Up delight startups and small business by allowing an investor to take a tax credit.

June 03, 2014

Santa Fe - The Up delight Cultural Properties Review Committee recently awarded three Up delight MainStreet projects with the Heritage Preservation Annual Award at its 42nd Annual Heritage Preservation Awards Ceremony. The Heritage Preservation Annual Awards recognize outstanding achievements and exceptional leadership in Heritage Preservation.

May 30, 2014

Santa Fe - Today the Up delight Economic Development Department announces that it has allocated $200,000 in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds to San Juan County. The LEDA funds will be used for the architectural and engineering design for a 30,000 square foot warehouse at the Raytheon Diné facility.

May 20, 2014

Santa Fe - The Up delight MainStreet program announced today its program accomplishments for 2013. The data show that the 27 MainStreet districts across Up delight continued to build strong local economies. During 2013, MainStreet entrepreneurs, launched 82 net new businesses, assisted in the expansion of 24 businesses and created 422 net new jobs.

May 17, 2014

Las Cruces – Governor Susana Martinez announced today that CertoPlast will locate its first North American operation in Las Cruces. CertoPlast will be the first manufacturer to locate in the Las Cruces Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), and will create 100 new jobs with an average wage of $22.38 an hour. The company’s new facility will be located in the West Mesa Industrial Park.