Officials Gather For Annual REDI Summit

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) delivering the welcoming address. Courtesy/LANL CPO

From left, Los Alamos County Economic Development Director Joan Ahlers, with RDC Board members Kristin Henderson and Javier Sanchez. Photo by Eric Vasquez/

Staff Report

Officials gathered Thursday at Buffalo Thunder Resort for the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Summit. “Navigating Our Economic Future” was the theme for this year’s event.

The REDI Strategic Plan was completed nearly 10 years ago in 2008. This year, the summit featured successes and shared information on the many business resources now available throughout the region.

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján delivered the welcome address at the REDI Summit. and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham was the keynote speaker. Attendees also heard from New Mexico Economic Development Department Deputy Cabinet Secretary Barbara Brazil, Northern New Mexico College President Dr. Richard Bailey Jr. and several regional representatives.

Members of a panel discussion on Regional Economic Needs Assessment, from left, Executive Director Luis Reyes of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Inc., Alex Martinez of SER Jobs for Progress Inc., Executive Director Val Alonzo of the Regional Development Corporation and Northern New Mexico College President Richard Bailey who served as the moderator of the event. Courtesy/LANL CPO

Rio Arriba Assistant County Manager David Trujillo. Courtesy/LANL CPO

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