"Our founders outlined an ambitious program at a time when regional cooperation was still a new idea. Although times and resources have changed, we still work to achieve our original purpose of improving the quality of life in our member communities."

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District NCNMEDD-Council of Governments

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North Central New Mexico Economic Development District: District 2
Executive Director: Tim Armer
Physical Location: 3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5115, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Toll Free: 1-866-699-4927 Local: 505-395-2668 Fax: 1-877-293-3710

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) is an association of local units of government and other organizations created to encourage and allow regional cooperation on a multitude of issues.Formation of the District came about as a result of passage of the Public Works and Economic Development Act (Public Law 89-136) by the U. S. Congress in 1965. This legislation permitted designated counties to form non-profit entities for the purpose of promoting the socioeconomic environment of its members. It also created the Economic Development Administration under the U. S. Department of Commerce. The purpose of EDA is to provide a vehicle for the delivery of financial and technical assistance to economically depressed areas throughout the nation. NCNMEDD is the region’s Council of Governments formed in 1967 under the authority of the Joint Powers Agreement Act, Section 4-22-1 to 4-22-7, New Mexico State Statues Annotated, 1953 Compilation. NCNMEDD was created originally to serve the eight counties of Colfax, Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos. Sandoval County remains a member, but is now attached for planning purposes to the Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments.

 


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