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The FUNDIT Alliance

An initiative of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, FUNDIT is an alliance of 20+ agencies and public/private organizations working to increase funding and leverage finance opportunities for communities across the state. Our mission is to catalyze economic development to benefit New Mexico’s communities.

State Partners

The mission of the New Mexico Economic Development Department is to improve the lives of New Mexico families by increasing economic opportunities and providing a place for businesses to thrive.

Contact: AlexanderM.Greenberg@state.nm.us


For centuries, New Mexico has been a mecca where many and varied cultures have lived side by side, sharing and celebrating their cultural differences. The result — a lush, refreshing texture of styles and designs on the joyful business of living.

Contact: karla.mcwilliams@state.nm.us


Multimodal transportation choices invigorate the economy and connect people in small towns and cities and facilitate transportation of goods and people to other states and nations.

NMDOT focuses on the following modes of travel: transit, rail, aviation and highways. We’ve strengthened our commitment to traffic safety, environmental excellence, and complete planning, design and engineering services.

Contact: jolenem.herrera@state.nm.us

 

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department was created in 1987 through a merger between the Natural Resources Department and the Energy and Minerals Department. The individual administrative pieces of the department have been around much longer than that, though.

 

Contact: louise.n.martinez@state.nm.us

 

Our mission is to protect and restore the environment and to foster a healthy and prosperous New Mexico for present and future generations. We implement our mission guided by four tenets: Science, Innovation, Collaboration and Compliance.

 

Contact: judi.kahl@state.nm.us 


The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) was created by the New Mexico Legislature in 1992 to finance infrastructure projects for the state’s counties, cities, and certain departments of state government. The objective was to provide low-cost financing for borrowers, particularly those in disadvantaged communities, who might not otherwise be able to access the tax-exempt bond market on a cost-effective basis.

Contact: jbrooks@nmfa.net

The New Mexico Tourism Department staff strives to promote New Mexico as the top destination for venturesome travelers, build the New Mexico True brand, unify and lead industry partners and inspire in-state advocacy and pride. As New Mexico travel ambassadors, the staff maintains nmtourism.org as a resource for news and updates, research and reports, and education and marketing tools.

 

Contact: lancing.adams@state.nm.us

 

At the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, we help strengthen New Mexico families and communities by creating quality, safe homes that people can afford. Our work will not be finished until every New Mexican can say “I’m home.”

 

Contact: scolbert@housingnm.org

 

IAD’s policy initiatives are designed to strengthen tribal and state relations and address the challenges we face in our communities; challenges such as economic development, infrastructure improvement, the protection of our cultures and languages, health care accessibility, and educational opportunities for our most precious resource, our children.

 

Contact: lawrence.john@state.nm.us

 

The New Mexico Department of Information Technology was created in 2007 to provide state government a strong technical foundation to better serve its citizens and to create more accountability and efficiency in the information technology arena. The new Department is focused on providing excellent service to its customers.

 

Contact: Duane.Boykin@state.nm.us

 

 

In the late 1970s the National Trust for Historic Preservation developed the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization, a comprehensive strategy that encourages economic development within the context of historic preservation.

Contact: daniel.gutierrez2@state.nm.us

 

The Outdoor Recreation Division works to ensure that all New Mexicans gain from the public health, environmental, and economic benefits of sustainable outdoor recreation.
Contact: Axie Navas Alexandra.Navas@state.nm.us

Federal Partners

FDIC

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress to maintain stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system. Learn about the FDIC’s mission, leadership, history, career opportunities, and more.

 

Contact: GVincent@FDIC.gov

SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, preserve free competitive enterprise and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

 

 

Our vision is to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.

 

Contact: terrence.mcdermott@usda.gov

The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers – innovation and regional collaboration. Innovation is key to global competitiveness, new and better jobs, a resilient economy, and the attainment of national economic goals. Regional collaboration is essential for economic recovery because regions are the centers of competition in the new global economy and those that work together to leverage resources and use their strengths to overcome weaknesses will fare better than those that do not. EDA encourages its partners around the country to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.

 

Contact: tkorbas@eda.gov

Councils of Government

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG) is a voluntary association of local governments to establish a federally recognized economic development and planning district. The region is located within eastern New Mexico and includes seven counties, twenty-one municipalities, and two special districts. As a voluntary organization and district, EPCOG is composed of certain participating and nonparticipating governments.

Contact: schancey@epcog.org

The Mid-Region Council of Governments is a multi-county governmental agency that is helping our region plan responsibly for the future, in light of anticipated growth in New Mexico’s mid-region. Representing the counties of Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, and Sandoval, we provide planning services in the areas of:

  • Agriculture
  • Economic development
  • Employment growth
  • Land-use
  • Transportation
  • Water
  • Workforce development

Contact: ameyers@mrcog-nm.gov

The origins of the North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) can be traced to the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965. This Act enabled the formation and designation of economic development districts like NCNMEDD, created the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and provided grants, financial assistance, planning and coordination to alleviate unemployment and underemployment in economically distressed areas and regions.

 

Contact: monicaa@ncnmedd.com

The South Central Council of Governments (SCCOG) is a governmental and regional planning agency for the State of New Mexico through the Local Government Division, and is recognized by the U.S. Economic Development Administration as an economic development district. The Council of Governments assists our members with local and regional planning and development initiatives in South Central New Mexico that includes the counties of Socorro, Sierra and Doña Ana. The South Central Council of Governments is identified as Planning District 7.

 

The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments (SWNMCOG) is a regional planning commission formed to provide project and grant management, grant writing, and technical assistance in the areas of economic and community development, transportation, housing, and legislative assistance to member municipalities, head start, school districts, university, soil and water conservation districts, and other special districts in Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties to improve the quality of place for the residents of southwestern New Mexico by securing funding and everlasting partnerships.

Contact: emily@swnmcog.org

One of the most important functions of the SNMEDD/COG involves the optimal utilization of regional capabilities.  Projects included are water and wastewater system improvements, business retention, business assistance, business development, solid waste, public buildings, industrial parks improvements, job development and assistance and transportation-related initiatives.

 

Contact: dbsnmedd@plateautel.net

Find your Regional Representative

Regional representatives are the heroes of our team, they serve every corner of the state and are ready to answer your questions, help you navigate incentives, get technical assistance, and more. 

View the Regional Representatives Map

(Includes San Juan, McKinley,
Sandoval and Cibola counties)

Lorraine Ruggles
Bernalillo Office
(505) 490-7662
Lorrainel.Ruggles@state.nm.us

(Includes Rio Arriba, Taos,
Los Alamos, Santa Fe counties)

Peter Mitchell
Santa Fe Office
(505) 827-2199
(505) 570-7796
Peter.Mitchell@state.nm.us

(Includes Bernalillo, Torrance and Valencia counties)
Max Gruner
ABQ Office: (505) 412.5036
Tribal Liaison
Max.Gruner@state.nm.us

(Includes Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding,
San Miguel, Quay and Guadalupe counties)

Tim Hagaman
Mora Office
(505) 862-2322
Tim.Hagaman@state.nm.us

(Includes Catron, Socorro, Grant, Sierra,
Luna, Dona Ana and Hidalgo counties)

Louise Marquez
Las Cruces Office
(575) 430-1232
Louise.Marquez2@state.nm.us

(Includes De Baca, Curry, Roosevelt, Lea,
Chavez, Eddie and Otero counties)

Susie Russell
Roswell Office
(575) 626-6653
SusanL.Russell@state.nm.us