Luján Announces $180,000 in Economic Development

Rep. Ben Ray Luján


SANTA FE – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has announced that the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District will receive $180,000 through the Economic Development Administration to assist with efforts to increase private capital investments and job creation in the region.

“A comprehensive strategy to promote economic growth is essential in the effort to attract businesses that can create jobs in the private sector,” Luján said.  “These important federal funds will assist the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District in its ongoing efforts to support our communities and lay the foundation for a stronger economy and a brighter future in northern New Mexico.”

The Economic Development District Planning investment will support efforts to establish a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the region served by the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District, which is comprised of Los Alamos, Colfax, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe and Taos counties. 

The CEDS process is designed to bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen the regional economy.

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