NMIDEA Summer Quarterly Meeting
8:30 AM08:30

NMIDEA Summer Quarterly Meeting

Professional Development Meeting

8am - 4:30pm - at Global Resource Center, W. 12th Street

8am Welcome & Introductions

8:30am Business Retention & Expansion - The Company Visit

9am Board Buses for BRE Visit #1

9:15am #1 - The Commons Center for Food Security & Sustainability
501 E. 13th Street
Commercial Kitchen

10am Board Buses for BRE Visit #2 - 5

10:15am #2 - Little Toad Creek - 203 S. Mill Road
Brewing & Distillery Operation

11:00am #3 - Future Forge - 212 S. Bullard Street
Community Makerspace & Hackerspace

11:45am LUNCH - Little Toad Creek Tasting Room - 200 N. Bullard Street

1:00pm #4 - Syzygy - 106 N. Bullard Street
Tile Manufacturer & Distribution

2:15pm #5- Power & Light Press - 601 N. Bullard Street
Letterpress Printers

3:00pm Board Buses to return to WNMU-Global Resource Center

3:15pm Review and Discuss BRE Findings

3:45pm Community Updates and Announcements

4:30pm Adjournment

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NMIDEA Summer Quarterly Meeting
to Jul 25

NMIDEA Summer Quarterly Meeting

Come join us in Silver City for an interactive program!

Holiday Inn Express
1103 Superior, Silver City 8806
For Reservations: 575-538-2525
Mention NMIDEA when reserving/booking your room
$119.00 + taxes & fees / night

1:30-3p Board of Directors Mtg - SW NM COG Conference Room, 2nd Floor, 1203 N. Hudson

3:30-5p Industry Tour - Agmechtronix - 2810 Hwy 180 East, Meet at Upper Level Parking

6:00-7:30p NMIDEA Welcome Reception - WNMU Student Union, 1000 College Ave

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9:00 AM09:00

Job Creators Day

Join us for Job Creators Day….

9:00am-10:00am - Gather in Capitol Annex Building on Ground Floor, assemble teams and brief for day

10:00am-1:45pm - Teams engage legislators on issues concerning and related to economic development and job creation!

2:00pm-3:30pm - Rally in the Rotunda - Join us to hear from those invested in job creation for NM!
The Honorable Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico
Legislators, NMEDD, and NM Businesses…

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NMIDEA Annual Meeting & Conference
to Nov 15

NMIDEA Annual Meeting & Conference

Join us for our
Annual Meeting & Conference
in Beautiful Bernalillo!

Conference and Lodging at
Santa Ana Star Hotel

54 Jemez Canyon Dam Rd.
Santa Ana Pueblo NM 87004
For reservations, call: 1-844-466-2378
Group Block Code: 528
$93/night + tax and fees - for 11/13 and 11/14


10:00-Noon Tour - Ideum, 2469 Corrales Rd, Bldg C, Corrales NM
12:15-1:30p Board of Directors Meeting
1:30-2:00p Kick Off & Welcome
2:00-3:15p Local Option GRT
3:15-4:00p Gross Receipts Investment Program
4:00-5:15p Strategic Planning - NMIDEA Goal Setting
5:30-7:30p Onsite Tour & Networking Reception - Bosque
Brewing & Taproom, 834 US 550, Bernalillo

8:30-9:00a Registration
9:00-9:30a Welcome
9:30-10:30a Challenges for Economic Developers
10:30-11:00a Attraction Success Story
11:00-11:30a Retention/Expansion Success Story
11:45a-1:15p Awards Luncheon & Annual Meeting
1:30-2:30p Impact of the Shared Economy
2:30-3:30p Funding for Economic Development
3:30-4:30p NMIDEA Action Plan
4:30-5:15p Community Updates
5:15p Adjourn Conference

8:30-9:30a Tour - Insight Lighting
4341 Fulcrum Way NE, Rio Rancho
10:00-3:00p Rural Economic Development Council

All conference sessions will be held at the Santa Ana Star Hotel, 2nd Floor Ballroom.
All tours will be conducted on site location; refer to agenda for addresses.

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NMIDEA Summer Quarterly Meeting
to Jul 17

NMIDEA Summer Quarterly Meeting

  • Northern Rio Grande Heritage Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for our Summer Quarterly Meeting to be held in beautiful Northern New Mexico!

Many Thanks to our Sponsors
Regional Development Corporation
Los Alamos National Security, LLC
Rio Arriba County
Santa Fe County
CPLC New Mexico

Thank you to our Hosts
Northern Rio Grande Heritage Area & Santa Claran Hotel

July 16 & 17, 2018

7/16 - Rural ED Council Meeting*
7/16 - NMIDEA Networking Reception at Santa Claran Hotel
7/17 - NMIDEA Board Meeting / Summer Meeting Program*

*Meetings to be held at Northern Rio Grande Heritage Area, 848 State Road 68, Alcalde NM

Santa Claran Hotel
464 Riverside Drive, Espanola, NM  87532
Call 505-367-4901 for Reservations!

Group/Block ID#:  IDEA, Block ID# 774
$99+taxes/fees for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights
Block closes on 7/9; thereafter reservations depend on room availability and best available rate.


July 16-17, 2018

Monday, July 16th
10:00 – 4 p.m.                       
New Mexico Rural Economic Development Council at Northern Rio Grande Heritage Area, 848 State Road 68, Alcalde NM  

5:00-7:30 p.m.                   
NMIDEA Reception – Santa Claran Hotel - Mountain View Room

Tuesday, July 17th
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.            NMIDEA Board Meeting
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Welcome, Introductions & Recognitions
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.          Welcome – Espanola Mayor Javier Sanchez  (Invited)
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.            County Updates from Host Region: RA, Taos, SF, LA, LANL
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Opportunity Zones - CPLC
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch and Community Updates (2 min each.)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.             New Market Tax Credits – CPLC
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.           Where Are Your Zones?
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.             Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.              How To Market Your Opportunity Zone(s)
4:15 p.m.                                Announcements
4:30 p.m.                               Adjourn Summer Meeting




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NMIDEA Spring 2018 Quarterly
to Apr 19

NMIDEA Spring 2018 Quarterly

Save The date!

Join us for our next Quarterly meeting to be in lovely Raton, NM

April 17-19, 2018

4/17- Rural ED Council Meeting, NMIDEA Networking Reception at ColFax Ale Cellar

4/18-NMIDEA Board Meeting / Program

4/19-Optional Tours - Shuler Theatre and Whittington Center; RSVP's required for scheduling purposes

Meetings will be held at the Castillo Performing Arts Center

Holiday Inn Express
Block group code:  NMIDEA; $105+tax/night; Block closes 4/1
Reservations thereafter depend on room availability and best available rate...

Best Western Plus
Block group code:  NMIDEA; $109+tax; Block closes 4/9
Reservations thereafter depend on room availability and best available rate...

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NMIDEA Winter Meeting & Job Creators Day
to Jan 19

NMIDEA Winter Meeting & Job Creators Day

NMIDEA's Winter Quarterly Meeting will be held at Hotel Santa Fe on Wednesday, January 17th from 1-4pm with a Welcome & Networking Reception to follow starting at 5:30pm. 

Job Creators Day will be held at the State Capitol on Thursday, January 18th from 9am-3pm.  Attendees will meet in the State Capitol Annex Building to assemble and coordinate teams.  Teams engage legislators from 10am-1:45pm.  Meet in Capitol Rotunda for press conference with Secretary Geisel-NMEDD, Legislators and Business Leaders

Rural Economic Development Council meeting will be held at Hotel Santa Fe on Friday, January 19th from 9am-1pm.

For registration link, email info@cibolaedc.com


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2017 New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference
to Oct 27

2017 New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference

October 25-27 in lovely Santa Fe!

Discounted rooms still available at the El Dorado Hotel. Use Group Code: 171021NEWM

The New Mexico Infrastructure Finance Conference (NMIFC) was created to help support the planning and funding of sustainable infrastructure projects throughout New Mexico. The conference offers local entities and individuals the opportunity to meet with key funding agency contacts that can answer questions and provide guidance as they bring their capital projects to reality. Conference participants include local entities, special districts, school districts, tribes and pueblos and private organizations. The Conference is held annually in October

For mroe information, visit. the NMIFC Website

Online Registration HERE

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2017 NMIDEA Spring Quarterly Meeting
8:30 AM08:30

2017 NMIDEA Spring Quarterly Meeting

Save the date


NMIDEA Quarterly Membership Meeting

When: Thursday, April 20th

Where:  Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors, 1635 University Blvd NE


Tour of the El Pinto Manufacturing Facility & NMIDEA Reception

When:  Wednesday, April 19th at 4:30pm, reception to follow at 5pm.


Schedule of event and agenda to follow soon….

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2017 NMIDEA Quarterly Conference
7:00 PM19:00

2017 NMIDEA Quarterly Conference





Winter Quarterly Lunch & Membership  Meeting

Monday, January 23rd

Hotel Santa Fe

A legislative rate of $85 plus tax 15.3125%  and no resort fee.  Please book using NMIDEA.  A deposit is required at the time of booking and there is a 48 hour cancellation policy.  The rooms will be released on January 12th, so book now by calling: 505-982-1200

 Informal Reception on January 22nd--Location TBD.

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2016 NMIDEA Annual Conference
to Nov 10

2016 NMIDEA Annual Conference



November 9 & 10th in Albuquerque

The event will kick off with a tour of Team Technology’s prototyping facility at Sandia Research Park on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

Professional Development sessions will include Emerging Technologies, Retail Development, Board Governance, and Locating Data

Registration officially begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  The Annual Meeting will end on Thursday at 1:30 following our awards luncheon

More information about award nominations and the agenda will be sent out regularly.  Also, please refer to NMIDEA’s website for updates and to register.  This event is $100.00, unless you are a Premier, Partner or Patron Member.

Space is limited and the group rate at the Albuquerque Uptown Sheraton expires on October 10. Click HERE for more details.


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NMIDEA Fourth Quarter Professional Development Session
to Jul 1

NMIDEA Fourth Quarter Professional Development Session

Tour the Bio-PAPPEL McKinley facility, a world-class American paper company, with operations in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and Colorado. Participate in group preparation session for the International Economic Development Councils Certified Economic Developer Certification (CEcD). Attend the New Mexico Rural Economic Development Council Meeting. Gain valuable insight about the current state of the and Network with Economic Development Colleagues


Download Agenda HERE

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NMIDEA's 3rd Quarter Professional Development Session
to Apr 15

NMIDEA's 3rd Quarter Professional Development Session

An Opportunity to Network and Learn!

Please join us for NMIDEA's 3rd Quarter Professional Development Session , which will be held at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center in beautiful downtown, Artesia, NM.  NMIDEA promotes New Mexico's economic growth through focused advocacy of economic development issues, providing networking, professional development, education, and training opportunities for its members as well as economic development practitioners or those who just want to learn more about economic development in New Mexico. 

 NMIDEA encourages attendance as a way to network with colleagues (new and seasoned EDO's) and learn about new and exciting changes to our industry.  This session will include a summary of the outcome of the legislative session specific to bills that might impact economic development initiatives; updates from our partners at NMMEP and the NMSBA programs; learn about the new Catalyst Program; and how your community can apply for a state grant through the LEADS program. 

The final topic will outline what it takes to become a certified economic development professional (CEcD) through IEDC.  Economic developers tend to talk in "alphabet soup", so if you want to better understand the economic development profession, you have to learn these acronyms.

The majority of the sessions will be held on Friday, April 15th, but if you wish to join us in Clay Shooting (2:30 p.m.) on Thursday, April 14th, please RSVP to Michael Bunt at michael@artesiachamber.com or skip shooting and just join us for dinner/networking at 7:30 p.m. at the Adobe Rose Restaurant.

Finally, if you're an IDEA member, thank you for helping to develop New Mexico's economy, workforce and quality of life. If you're not a member, please consider joining us in this worthwhile professional association.

Therese Varela,

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to Jan 25

NM IDEA Winter Quarterly Meeting

New Mexico IDEA Winter Quarterly Meeting

January 24 & 25, 2016

Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe NM

 Free event - please RSVP to Therese Varela at therese.varela@state.nm.us

January 24, 2016 – Informal Reception at 6:00 p.m. Agave Lounge at Eldorado Hotel

Room block of $99/night for January 24th – 26th; discounted parking for hotel guests at $10.00; discounted parking for non-hotel guests at $12.00. Book now as rooms are selling quickly due to all of the events.

Click here for room reservations, booking link and other info.
Group/Call-in Code:  5075
Reservations:  (505) 995-4500


January 25, 2016 - Lunch at 12:00 p.m. in La Capilla de Oro room

1:30 – 4:00: IDEA Meeting in La Capilla de Oro room

  1. Welcome, Mayor Javier Gonzales and/or Simon Brackley, SF Chamber of Commerce (tentative)

  2. Committee Reports & Updates

    1. Approval of Minutes from Annual Meeting (November 13, 2015 in Las Cruces)

    2. Finance – Richard Anklam

    3. Technology/Marketing - TBA

    4. Membership –Deborah Breitfeld

    5. Professional Development – Steve Vierck

  3. NMIDEA Legislative Agenda/Priorities – Eric Montgomery, Deirdre Firth & Carol Radosovich

    1. LEDA

    2. JTIP

    3. NM Partnership

    4. Staff Augmentation

    5. ED Marketing

    6. MainStreet

    7. Rapid Workforce

    8. Commercial Real Estate Inventory

    9. Broadband

    10. IRB’s


  4. Partner Updates

    1. City of Santa Fe

    2. NM Partnership

    3. NMEDD

  5. Good of the Order / Community Updates / Prospects / Announcements

  6. Adjourn

Note… the Rural Economic Development Council will be holding its meeting from 9:00 to 11:45 in the La Capilla de Oro room as well.  All are invited for a joint networking lunch from 12:00 to 1:15.

Following both meetings, please attend the SF Chamber of Commerce 2016 Legislative Reception - Santa Fe Convention Center

Monday, January 25, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The 2016 Chamber Legislative Reception will connect business professionals with governmental policy makers.

This is the largest legislative networking event of the year. Chambers of commerce, business advocacy organizations and community partners are welcome to register for booths at the event.

Guests from all over New Mexico will gather to enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Santa Fe's finest restaurants while networking, connecting and advocating for New Mexico business. All New Mexico legislators, Governor Martinez and Cabinet Secretaries are invited. The event is open to the public.

Companies and Restaurants sponsoring this event will see their logos here. Interested? Contact Bridget Dixon at 988-3279 or email to bridget@santafechamber.com.


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to Nov 13

NMIDEA Annual Meeting in Las Cruces November 12-13

NMIDEA Annual Meeting Nov 12-13 in Las Cruces

NM IDEA (the statewide association of professional economic developers) will be holding its annual meeting November 12th and 13th at the Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces (click here for agenda).  NMIDEA’s annual meeting offers economic development practitioners, city planners, realtors, developers, workforce development practitioners, and any individual interested in economic development, the opportunity to learn best practices in our field. Registration is $100/attendee please submit payment online, which also RSVPs you for the annual meeting - click on the dropdown menu on the homepage.

In addition, NM IDEA, has initiated our annual process to recognize individuals’ stellar achievements in economic development. We are asking for the assistance of those involved in economic development at the community, regional or state levels to nominate worthy individuals for the awards.

The 6 awards are intended to recognize professional economic developers as well as volunteer leaders and public servants. Most awards are for significant contributions and achievements made over the past year while two awards are focused on those who have made significant contributions over many years to New Mexico economic development. Click here for award nominations form.

The deadline to receive nominations is November 4, 2015. Nominations will be reviewed and award winners determined by the NM IDEA’s Awards Committee which is comprised of 8 New Mexico IDEA members from throughout the state. Award winners will be announced at the NM IDEA Annual Conference in Las Cruces, November 12-13.

Our appreciation for your attendance at the annual meeting as well as consideration and submittal of nominations for worthy candidates for the NMIDEA awards.

For more information about NMIDEA, the Annual Meeting, the Awards, hotel accommodations, agendas etc., please visit: http://www.nmidea.com/

A block of rooms at a rate of $99.00 + tax at Hotel Encanto have been set aside under the code: NMIDEA.  Please make a reservation there by calling: 575-522-4300.  Hotel Encanto’s website can be found at: http://www.hotelencanto.com

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to Sep 23

NMIDEA Membership Meeting

Join us for NMIDEA’s upcoming Membership Meeting on September 22 and 23 in Los Alamos. We are excited to have the meeting in Los Alamos and learn more about the community that contributes significantly to New Mexico’s economy and our national security. Please see the Agenda-at-a-Glance for the topics that will be covered.

The meeting hotel is the Holiday Inn Express who is offering $90/night room rates for NMIDEA guests. Their number is (505) 661-2646. The will hold the NMIDEA block until Friday, September 11.

We look forward to seeing you to enjoy networking, professional development, and learning more about this great community. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience - Deborah Breitfeld: 505-263-7302.

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to Jul 17

Rural Economic Development Council and NMIDEA Board Meeting

Please join us for a joint session of the Rural Economic Development Council and NMIDEA Board to be held July 15-16th at Pendaries Lodge located in Rociada, NM, which is approximately 25 miles north of Las Vegas, NM.


  • Wednesday, July 15th -
    • 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Optional Tours of projects in the Mora Valley – specifics TBD
    • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm- Networking Event
  • Thursday, July 16th –
    • 8:30 am -11:30 am Rural Council Meeting (NMIDEA board members are welcome to join)
    • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Joint Rural Council/NMIDEA Luncheon
    • 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm – NMIDEA Board Meeting (Rural Council members are welcome to join)


  • Friday, July 17th –
    • 8:30 am - Optional tours/events TBD



A block of rooms have been reserved, however the entire lodge only has 18 rooms.  Reservations are on a first come/first serve basis at a cost of $79 – 89 per night, plus tax.



Email lodge@pendaries.net or call 505.425.3561, ext. 213.


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1:30 PM13:30

NM IDEA Quarterly Meeting - Feb. 2nd in Santa Fe

The IDEA Quarterly meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. to approximately 3:30 or 4:00. 


The Inn and Spa at Loretto is offering the NMIDEA a per diem rate of $94.00.

Plus, the following concessions:

  • Waived Service Fee of $15.00  per room
  • Discounted parking from $21.00 per day to $10.00 per day
  • Complimentary Meeting Room Rental
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet


The group code is G0I982 and also may be referred to by your group name (NMIDEA)

  • Guest may call Reservations Toll Free at 866-582-1646 or the Hotel Direct Toll Free at 800-727-5531.
  • The reservation due date is January 22, 2015.
  • Please contact Tanya Aranda, Group Rooms Coordinator, should you have any issues.
  • Please consider staying at the host hotel as it is part of the negotiation for waived conference room use; plus it’s walking distance to the capitol.  Can’t beat the rate in downtown Santa Fe.



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