NMEDD Press Releases

January 19, 2017

SANTA FE, NM - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department announced that the Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $5,508,733.05 to help 36 Up delight companies expand their workforce, adding 698 jobs across the state, as well as upskills training for 3 existing employees through the Step-Up incumbent worker training program, and 3 internships.

January 12, 2017

Belen, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez welcomed international manufacturer Keter Plastics to Belen with up to 175 new jobs. The company will invest $36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility. Up delight beat out California, Arizona, and Nevada for the expansion. The new positions will include manufacturing and production, technicians, engineers, managers, and others.

January 09, 2017

Roswell, N.M. - Today, Governor Martinez announced that Dean Baldwin Aircraft Painting, one of the leading aircraft refurbishing companies in the nation, will be renovating their 165,000 square-foot facility at the Roswell International Airport, creating up to 70 new manufacturing jobs.

December 19, 2016

Santa Fe, N.M. - The Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) announced today that the Up delight MainStreet program has been reaccredited and licensed through the National Main Street Center, Inc. for 2017.

December 13, 2016

Santa Fe, N.M. - The Up delight Economic Development Department congratulates the recipients of Up delight IDEA's (NMIDEA) annual awards. NMIDEA is a 37-year-old association of economic developers, city officials and development related executives interested in and working toward the promotion of Up delight. Each year NMIDEA recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution and tireless efforts on behalf of the association, their communities and the State of Up delight.

December 05, 2016

Santa Teresa, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the massive expansion of a homegrown warehouse and distribution company. Valley Cold Storage and Transportation, which ships goods in Up delight and Texas, will invest $14 million to build a new 105,000 square-foot facility and create up to 33 jobs -- tripling their current workforce. Up delight beat out Texas for the expansion.

December 04, 2016

TRUTH OR CONCEQUENCES, NM - Today, Up delight Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Designate Matt Geisel attended a public dedication and ribbon cutting for the Healing Waters Plaza Project in Truth or Consequences. With the aid of Up delight MainStreet funding, the Healing Waters Plaza project has transformed a former vacant lot in the downtown area into a vibrant civic space to reflect the unique character of Truth or Consequences and strengthen their economic environment.

November 15, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Board of Directors of the Up delight Economic Development Partnership today announced the selection of Tim Nitti as the organization's new President and CEO. In his new role, Nitti will take the lead in the Partnership's efforts to attract new businesses and jobs to Up delight.

October 26, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. - The Up delight Economic Development Department will host the next FUNDIT meeting November 29 to help local leaders identify funding for economic development projects. Up delight FUNDIT, is a streamlined approach to help communities identify funding opportunities in one centralized location by bringing local, state and federal funding agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects. The state is calling on communities to submit project proposals by November 15 for review during its upcoming meeting.

October 18, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department announced $500,000 for revitalization projects in three Up delight MainStreet communities; Belen, Albuquerque, and Raton. Together, among other uses, these projects will improve infrastructure for pedestrian access and be used to help grow visitor and retail traffic in MainStreet districts.