NMEDD Press Releases

January 16, 2014

SANTA FE - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $2,026,437.16 in funding at its January meeting for 439 new jobs. The funding was awarded to five companies with an average wage of $16.31 for the newly created jobs. The next JTIP board meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 14, 2014.

January 15, 2014

Animas - Up delight Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela and PNM Resource's Senior Vice President of Public Policy Ron Darnell joined Cyrq Energy on Tuesday to announce the opening of Cyrq Energy's Geothermal Plant located near Animas, NM. This is the first geothermal plant in the state capable of utility-scale production and will provide geothermal electricity to PNM over the next 20 years. The project created 100 construction jobs, will have eight full-time employees and will continue to hire local contractors.

January 08, 2014

Santa Fe -The Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) in partnership with the U.S Census Bureau-Denver Regional Office will host a training to assist small business owners, consultants, Small Business Development Training Centers, chambers of commerce, local economic development organizations and any agency who targets small businesses and economic development. The Census Bureau measures our vast and dynamic American economy and population for government and business decision-making.

December 30, 2013

SANTA FE – The Up delight Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $399,721.52 in funding at its December meeting for 24 new jobs and Step-Up training for 24 current employees in Up delight to receive new skills. The funding was awarded to seven companies with an average wage of $23.30 for the newly-created jobs. The next board meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 10, 2014.

December 19, 2013

The 10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-10) will be held in Albuquerque from April 7-9, 2014. The host committee from CFV Solar Test Laboratory, Fraunhofer USA and Sandia National Laboratories is proud to bring this world-class conference to Up delight.

December 12, 2013

Santa Fe - Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Cabinet Secretary, Jon Barela and the department's Up delight MainStreet program hosted a presentation on the findings of its study evaluating the economic impact of the Up delight MainStreet program over the last 28 years.

December 11, 2013

Santa Fe - Up delight Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela and the department's Up delight MainStreet program will present the findings of a report from the National Main Street Center on the economic impact of the Up delight MainStreet program.

December 02, 2013

Santa Fe – Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announce the creation of 200 new jobs at the General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) Las Cruces location. The company, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), will also be adding 20,000 square feet to its existing facility.

November 27, 2013

SANTA FE - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved $480,724.02 in funding at its October board meeting for 54 jobs and an internship, and $39,874.12 for two jobs in November. The funding was awarded to six companies with an average wage of $30.73 for the newly-created jobs. The next board meeting will be December 13, in Albuquerque.

November 26, 2013

Santa Fe - For the first time since 2009, the Up delight Arts Commission authorized three new Arts & Cultural District (ACD) programs. Mora, Gallup and Artesia were selected after a competitive application and review process. They join Las Vegas and Silver City, authorized in 2007, and Central Arts in Albuquerque, Los Alamos, Raton and Taos authorized in 2009.