Officials Brief Council on RDC and REDI Initiative

REDI Program Manager Eric Vasquez, center, and RDC Executive Director Kathy Keith present an annual update on their organization including a briefing on the general mission and the REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative) initiative to County Council. Los Alamos County’s Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher looks on at left. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is a private non-profit, 501 (c) 3, Economic Development Organization (EDO) whose primary service area is Northern New Mexico (NNM).

RDC was incorporated in 1996 as a 501(c) (3), nonprofit economic development organization to serve as the Department of Energy (DOE), Los Alamos Site, “Community Reuse Organization” (CRO.)

As a CRO, the RDC’s mission is to diversify the economy within the north central New Mexico region. As a result, the RDC maintains a special working relationship with both the DOE and LANL.

The RDC assists Northern New Mexico communities and small businesses with economic development activities. It works with community leaders to address the increasingly rapid pace of technological, social and environmental change in NNM by assisting communities and industry in managing their economic projects and initiatives.

The RDC oversees a number of small business orientated programs in Northern New Mexico, including Northern NM Connect (NNMConnect.net), Northern New Mexico 20/20 (nnm2020.org) and Regional Economic Development Initiative (NNMREDI.org).

The principal geographic service area of the RDC includes Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos, San Miguel, Mora and Sandoval counties and the municipalities and Indian Pueblos therein. The RDC also provides programs to other areas of New Mexico.

Contact RDC at info@rdcnm.org for more information.

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