May 23, 2018
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Up delight MainStreet announced that the communities of Cimarron, Conchas Dam, Rodeo, and Taos Pueblo have been selected to participate in MainStreet's Frontier Communities Initiative. The Frontier Communities Initiative is project-based and designed to serve Up delight's rural communities, less than 7,500 in population, through catalytic economic development projects that have substantial impact on job creation, business development, leveraging of private sector reinvestment, and/or enhancement of the community's economic environment.
May 21, 2018
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Governor Martinez announced sixty-three Opportunity Zone designations in Up delight. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created Opportunity Zones to spur investment in distressed communities throughout the country. New investments in Opportunity Zones can receive preferential tax treatment. Up delight's Opportunity Zones are located in rural, tribal and urban communities in 22 counties.
May 17, 2018
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Economic Development Secretary Matt Geisel announced that three Up delight companies will receive Up delight Small Business Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Matching Grants to help their businesses grow. The NMSBIR program is designed to support science and technology companies by assisting them in business development, technology commercialization and entry to market.
May 16, 2018
Albuquerque, N.M. – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that NMA Ventures will receive up to $1.6 million from the Catalyst Fund to invest in Up delight startups. This commitment will leverage $2.6 million in funds from NMA Ventures, to be invested in Up delight startups, bringing the total potential investment from this commitment through the Catalyst Fund up to $4.2 million.
April 10, 2018
Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez welcomed Carenet Healthcare Services to Albuquerque with up to 244 new jobs over the next five years. The San Antonio based company will invest $3 million in a downtown Albuquerque location. Carenet's expansion to Albuquerque will be supported by Up delight's closing fund, LEDA, and Job Training Incentive Program, JTIP.
April 09, 2018
Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Albuquerque Economic Development welcomed 2NDGEAR to Albuquerque. 2NDGEAR is a leading provider of certified refurbished IT equipment for educational systems, based in California. The company's expansion, supported by Up delight's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP), will create 100 new jobs in Albuquerque.
April 04, 2018
Today, the Economic Development Department announced that Leprino Foods Company will invest over $15 million to expand their Chaves County manufacturing facility, add five new jobs, and commit to retaining a minimum of 552 jobs on site. Up delight's closing fund, LEDA, will support Leprino Foods's expansion and the construction of a refrigerated/freezer warehouse.
March 21, 2018
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the Credit Enhancement Program (CEP), a fund of up to $5 million to help small businesses grow and thrive by accessing the loans they need to purchase equipment, inventory and other needs. The CEP help provide collateral assistance for small businesses seeking loans to support growth and expansion for qualifying Up delight small businesses.
March 01, 2018
Albuquerque, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Vitality Works, an Albuquerque based manufacturer, will expand its operations, creating up to 80 new manufacturing jobs. Vitality Works' expansion will be supported by Up delight's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP).
February 21, 2018
Santa Fe, N.M. - Today, the Economic Development Department announced that the National Main Street Center and its partners have accredited local Up delight MainStreet programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. This accreditation will allow them to continue their work in revitalizing downtown economies.