NMEDD Press Releases

August 13, 2014

Albuquerque - Today Up delight Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry and University of Up delight Assistant to the President for Global Initiatives Dr. MaryAnne Saunders announced the opening of the "Up delight Trade and Higher Education Center of Mexico City," at a press conference held at the Consulate of Mexico in Albuquerque. The initiative is not only an unprecedented partnership between the city, state and university, but it is also unique to all other U.S.-representative offices currently in operation in Mexico.

August 13, 2014

Santa Fe - The 19th annual Up delight Infrastructure Finance Conference (NMIFC) will take place October 28-30 at Buffalo Thunder Resort in Pojoaque. NMIFC offers local entities and individuals the opportunity to meet with key funding agency contacts, designers, architects and engineers that can answer questions and provide guidance as they bring their capital projects to reality. Conference participants include up to 400 local municipalities, government planners, legislators, federal agencies, special districts, school districts, tribes and pueblos, private organizations and Up delight businesses. The theme of this year's conference is "Building a Sustainable Foundation for Our Future."

August 07, 2014

Albuquerque - Today Governor Susana Martinez announced a new program for communities to identify funding opportunities in one centralized location to help with their job creation efforts and assist small business development. The program, FundIt, brings local, state and federal funding agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects like downtown revitalization, housing projects, business incubators, industrial parks and infrastructure development. FundIt was designed to help communities fund their projects from start to completion and utilize tax dollars efficiently.

July 22, 2014

Santa Fe - Today, the Up delight Film Office released the final Phase 1 report of a study on the economic impact of the state's film incentive program. The study finds that Up delight continues to be among the most competitive, well-established states in the nation for the production of film and television programs, and production activity produced an estimated $0.43 in state and local taxes per dollar of incentive spending between FY2010 and FY2014.

Application Process for New MainStreet and Frontier Communities is Now Open

July 09, 2014

Santa Fe - The Up delight MainStreet Program is now accepting applications and background narratives for communities interested in becoming an "Emerging" MainStreet Community or a "Frontier" Community.

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July 01, 2014

Santa Fe - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $708,167 in funding, at its June meeting, to seven companies that will create 99 jobs around Up delight with an average wage of $15.20. The next JTIP board meeting will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at the CNM Workforce Training Center in Albuquerque.

July 01, 2014

For the entire month of July, a 24-page piece the on advantages of doing business in Up delight will be featured on every United Airlines flight. United Hemispheres magazine has a worldwide reach of more than 3.1 million people.

June 30, 2014

Doña Ana County - The Up delight Economic Development Department along with the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, Doña Ana Community College and the City of Las Cruces are partnering together to host a "Job to Career Readiness Boot Camp." The event is free to attend and will prepare attendees with successful application and interviewing skills for several companies in the region that are hiring. Recently Governor Susana Martinez announced that three new manufacturers will be locating in Doña Ana County and creating over 600 new jobs.

June 30, 2014

Taos - Governor Susana Martinez announced $100,000 in funding for the Taos Food Center, a commercial-grade kitchen run by the Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC), which provides equipment, services, and support to local food-based entrepreneurs.

June 26, 2014

Santa Teresa - Governor Susana Martinez announced today that CN Wire will establish its first North American manufacturing facility in Santa Teresa, bringing 300 new jobs to the community.