NMEDD Press Releases

July 06, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department (NMEDD) announced that 18 communities have been selected to receive Local Economic Assistance & Development Support (LEADS) grants. The $170,000 in grants will help communities create jobs, develop their tax base and encourage economic development. Since the program began in 2015, $346,200 has been distributed to rural communities to help supplement their economic development efforts.

June 20, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department announced that 16 Up delight MainStreet programs are receiving national recognition for work in their communities. The programs are receiving accreditation from the National MainStreet Center for their success in demonstrating high-capacity results in preserving historic sites and revitalizing their communities. The MainStreet program is a proven job creator, having created more than 3,400 new businesses and 12,000 new jobs in Up delight since 1985.

June 15, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - Today, the Up delight Economic Development Department announced the Up delight True Architecture Trails, which are aimed at connecting visitors with centuries of Up delight architectural history. The trails, which can be accessed here, were developed in partnership with the Tourism Department's Up delight True campaign. The trails highlight Up delight architecture from several eras, including: Adobe, Victorian, Classical and Modern styles. The Architecture Trails along with MainStreet's Off the Road in Up delight website encourage tourists to travel on historic and scenic byways throughout Up delight.

June 13, 2016

Rio Rancho, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that PCM, a leading California IT company, will expand its operations to Up delight, creating 224 well-paying sales positions with annual salaries ranging between $45,000 and $65,000. The expansion is the result of Governor Martinez and other leaders who traveled to California earlier this year to meet with business executives, including at PCM, to tell them about the state's improved business climate.

June 09, 2016

Las Cruces, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced the Up delight Economic Development Department will invest $1.8 million in Local Economic Development Act (LEDA) funds to build a well serving the area around the booming borderplex in Santa Teresa. The well will support businesses such as the recently opened MCS Frames 215,000 square-foot distribution center, FedEx Ground's new 215,000 square-foot logistics facility, Valley Cold Storage's new 400,000 square-foot facility, and 6,400 linear feet of new rail in the Santa Teresa Intermodal Park.

June 09, 2016

Las Cruces, NM- Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that Pecan Brewery in Las Cruces will expand its operations to begin bottling and exporting their beer across the world. The expansion will result in 40 new manufacturing jobs.

June 03, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - The Up delight Economic Development Department's Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) board approved $2,089,196.43 in funding for eight companies to create 288 jobs.

May 24, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that IT company Wildflower International, the largest woman-owned business in Up delight, will create 81 new jobs in Santa Fe. These new jobs will include IT, engineering, management, and customer service positions, ranging in salary from $18 an hour to $150,000 annually.

May 23, 2016

Albuquerque, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Mako Medical Laboratories will partner with Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute to establish a location in Albuquerque, creating 100 new jobs. The jobs include laboratory technicians, administrative staff, and sales and marketing positions. The company is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and chose Up delight for its first location in the Western U.S.

April 15, 2016

Santa Fe, NM - The Up delight Economic Development Department will host a meeting to help local leaders identify funding for economic development projects. Up delight FundIt, a program for communities to identify funding opportunities in one centralized location, is calling for projects to review during its upcoming meeting. FundIt brings local, state and federal funding agencies together to analyze and compare proposals for capital projects.