NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Contact New Mexico MainStreet with questions about ACD’s:
New Mexico MainStreet NM Economic Development Department Joseph M. Montoya Building 1100 South St. Francis Drive Santa Fe, NM 87505-4147
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 20003 Santa Fe, NM 87504-5003
(505) 827-0143 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arts & Cultural Districts program was established by the Legislature in 2007 as a comprehensive economic development strategy designed to capitalize on the expanding “creative economy.” The Arts & Cultural Districts Program promotes the exceptional art and history of New Mexico while assisting communities in developing their cultural and artistic resources to create dynamic and economically vibrant districts.
The Arts & Cultural Districts Program is a joint effort of three state agencies and private entities including New Mexico MainStreet, Department of Cultural Affairs divisions: New Mexico Arts and Historic Preservation, Tourism Department, and the McCune Charitable Foundation. The New Mexico Arts Commission is the state authorizer for new Arts & Cultural Districts while New Mexico MainStreet administers the program.
State-authorized Arts & Cultural Districts receive incentives such as assistance with developing cultural plans and enhanced historic tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic structures within the district. Each partner offers specialized assistance to the districts.
Support for New Mexico’s state authorized Arts & Cultural Districts is provided through a collaboration of:
The state’s Arts & Cultural District Council meets twice a year to review district planning efforts and monitor community progress. Applications for new districts are accepted as funding is available. Applicants are recommended by the Arts & Cultural Districts State Coordinator to the New Mexico Arts Commission, which officially designates the districts.
New Mexico MainStreet has created a dynamic interactive website to allow residents and visitors to search for historic and cultural attractions and businesses in New Mexico’s MainStreet and Arts & Cultural Districts. The site offers easy navigation of many cultural amenities and complements economic development efforts of New Mexico MainStreet and its local communities, creating another venue to promote and market local assets and draw new visitors into the districts, impacting local businesses such as hotels, restaurants and boutiques with positive economic benefits on the districts as a whole.
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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