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Economic Development Department

About the Department

The mission of the Economic Development Department (EDD) is to improve the lives of New Mexico families by creating economic opportunities and providing a place for businesses to thrive. New opportunities come from economic growth across diverse targeted industry sectors. EDD programs provide investment and technical assistance to help businesses grow and communities achieve their goals.

The 11-member Community, Business and Rural Development team delivers EDD programs and their expertise through regional offices statewide. Team Professionals, or regional reps, guide communities through business development projects that grow the economy.

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Cabinet Secretary: Alicia Keys

Alicia Keyes was previously the film liaison for the city of Albuquerque, a role in which she initiated and oversaw the $1 billion agreement with Netflix to establish a landmark studio. She established a workforce training program with both the University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College and was responsible for all film permitting and recruiting. Since 2005, Keyes has been the chief executive officer and a producer at AJK Films, where she has developed, written and optioned original content for film and television while maintaining relationships with distributors, studios and agents. Beginning in 1998, she was the executive director of worldwide acquisitions for the Walt Disney Company, where she was responsible for the acquisition of theatrical motion pictures for distribution, including select and international rights for films under the Buena Vista International banner. Keyes has a bachelor of economics, politics and philosophy degree from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif.

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Joseph Montoya Building
1100 S. St. Francis Drive, Suite 1200, Santa Fe New Mexico


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Information regarding ongoing food delivery efforts to food-insecure New Mexicans during the pandemic.

ALBUQUERQUE — The State of New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, Human Services Department and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) are working together in a public-private partnership to feed more than 3,000 New Mexicans who are food...