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Santa Fe County

The member will describe broadband technology in a manner that is approachable and can be used for educating the general public; survey current broadband capacity and deficiencies across the County; identify procedural, policy and financial impediments to broadband expansion; research innovative methods for expanding access to high speed internet; compile a complete list of funding opportunities for expansions of county broadband infrastructure; and develop broadband expansion funding proposals. The Member’s will write a plan describing workforce development initiatives and the services they offer; conduct outreach and surveying of local businesses and industry for workforce needs; research future workforce projections; analyze gaps in the current and future workforce development programs; analyze strategies for addressing workforce gaps; and develop recommendations for workforce development initiatives that could be implemented by Santa Fe County.

Alex Fitzgerald

102 Grant Ave

Santa Fe   NM   87501



Rio Arriba County

Providing for the safety, preserving the health, promoting the prosperity and improving the morals, order, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of Rio Arriba County.

The Rio Arriba County comprehensive plan economic development component will identify activities and projects the county can undertake in the future to help energize economic well-being by creating well-paying jobs for low-income citizens. The VISTA Member will conduct research needed to inform economic planning decisions; carry out community outreach activities to engage low-income resident participation in the County’s economic development planning processes and activities; and identify, document, and begin to implement one or more high-impact economic development project(s).

For further information, contact:

Christopher Madrid

Economic Development Director

Rio Arriba County

​(575) 770-0040

Sandoval Economic Alliance

The Sandoval Economic Alliance VISTA Volunteer project is helping develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cuba, NM.

Mikayla Standefer

Director of Research and Sustainability

1201 Rio Rancho Blvd., Suite C

(505) 891-4305  

© North Central New Mexico Economic Development District

3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507