We improve the lives of families by
increasing economic opportunities

About Us

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.

Our programs and initiatives support our mission.  The New Mexico Partnership is a statutorily-created public-private organization under contract to the department to market the state globally in order to attract new jobs and investment. Department programs provide direct assistance to New Mexico businesses and communities.  Programs and services for businesses can be found in the Business Resource Center.  EDD also administers several programs that support Community Development.

The State of New Mexico’s fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30th of each year.  During the summer months each state agency compiles a strategic plan of program initiatives, an accompanying budget, and a set of performance metrics that reflect the key work of each of our programs.  These documents are submitted to both the executive and legislative branches on September 1.  At the end of each fiscal year we report our progress in an annual report.  EDD strategic plans, and quarterly and annual reports can be found on our Publications page.

Meet Our Leaders

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. 

Northwest New Mexico:
Lorraine Ruggles
Bernalillo Office
(505) 490-7662

Albuquerque and Surrounding Areas:
Max Gruner
Albuquerque Office
(505) 412-5036
Tribal Liaison

Southwest New Mexico:
Louise Marquez
Las Cruces Office
(575) 430-1232

Julia Brown
Las Cruces Office

Northeast New Mexico:
Tim Hagaman
Mora Office
(505) 862-2322

North Central New Mexico:
Peter Mitchell
Santa Fe Office
(505) 827-2199
(505) 570-7796

Southeast New Mexico:
Jim Lucero
Portales Office
(575) 749-5336