NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
LEADS is a funding program for economic development projects that produce sustainable outcomes. In fiscal year 2016, the Certified Communities Initiative (CCI) evolved into the LEADS program. The funding provided through LEADS is intended to create jobs through recruitment, retention/expansion, and startup activities, develop the tax base, and provide incentives for business development. LEADS applications are evaluated based on these objectives.
Projects are awarded $5,000 to $25,000 per year and funded through a cost-reimbursement contract. EDD reimburses the applicant for work performed and/or costs incurred, up to the total amount specified in the grant. Reimbursement are made upon completion of the project and submittal of a project report.
Read more about the FY23 LEADS awardees.
The LEADS Program is administered by the Community, Business and Rural Development Team. Team members will work with communities to identify projects and prepare the LEADS application.
New Mexico EconomicDevelopment DepartmentJoseph M. Montoya Building1100 S. St. Francis DriveSanta Fe, NM 87505-4147
Mailing Address:New Mexico EconomicDevelopment DepartmentP.O. Box 20003Santa Fe, NM 87504-5003
Main number: (505) 827-0300 (se habla español)Fax: (505) 827-0328
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.
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