Creating Economic Opportunities in Northern New Mexico
North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) provides administrative support to VISTA Volunteer projects run by ten Northern New Mexico community development organizations. These community-driven VISTA projects are aimed at helping to reduce poverty in the region.
Examples of Current and Past Programs
Center for Community Innovation
Raton's VISTA Volunteer worked to strengthen our local food system.
The Coal Camp Commercial Kitchen is in operation and accepting applications. If you want to start a food business give us a call.
The Raton Intermediate School worked in partnership with the supporters of the Community Garden to build a School Garden.
The Community Garden, the Raton Farmers Market and the Center are established a proposal for the El Portal lot in Raton (across from the Post Office) to house gardens, the Farmers Market, and a greenhouse.
A small buying club was established to gain access to high quality vegetables and other food items.
130 Park Avenue
Raton, NM 87740
National Association of Development Organizations
Las Vegas San Miguel Chamber of Commerce
Creating jobs, businesses, and training opportunities for local residents.
Our VISTA Volunteer provides technical support for community leaders efforts to create new business and jobs for low-income persons by attracting new business, helping existing businesses expand, helping local entrepreneurs to create new businesses, and creating job training and matching programs for low-income persons.
For more information, contact:
Phillip J. Martinez
1025 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone: 505-425-7578 x 116
Los Vallecitos - A Greener World
Mora County Economic Development Corporation
Mora County Economic Development Corporation was created to promote Mora County as a desirable place to do business, produce goods and services, educate our citizens, and enjoy an excellent quality of life.
MCEDC Community Development Coordinator VISTA Volunteer developed a volunteer matching program to connect caring people with community needs.
PO Box 364
Mora, NM 87732
Community Learning Network
Growing an innovative economy powered by technology.
This VISTA Volunteer strengthens technology awareness, education, enterprise, and employment in the region, especially underserved, underrepresented, rural, Hispanic and Native American communities in the area.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging
Helping seniors age with dignity.
The VISTA Volunteer works with local senior services providers to build capacity in local needs assessment and program development activities associated with addressing gaps in food security, healthcare, and transportation systems and services.
Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging
3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Santa Fe New Mexican
Santa Fe County
The member described broadband technology in a manner that is approachable and can be used for educating the general public; surveyed current broadband capacity and deficiencies across the County; identified procedural, policy and financial impediments to broadband expansion; researched innovative methods for expanding access to high speed internet; compiled a complete list of funding opportunities for expansions of county broadband infrastructure; and developed broadband expansion funding proposals. The Member wrote a plan describing workforce development initiatives and the services they offer; conducted outreach and surveying of local businesses and industry for workforce needs; researched future workforce projections; analyzed gaps in the current and future workforce development programs; analyzed strategies for addressing workforce gaps; and developed recommendations for workforce development initiatives that could be implemented by Santa Fe County.
102 Grant Ave
Santa Fe NM 87501
Sandoval Economic Alliance
The Sandoval Economic Alliance VISTA Volunteer project is helping develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Cuba, NM.
President & CEO
1201 Rio Rancho Blvd., Suite C
Taos Entrepreneurial Network
The goal of TEN is grass roots economic development through Network Facilitation, use of volunteer time – neighbor helping neighbor and effective use of readily available resources.
The VISTA Volunteer collected data about community needs, prioritized high-impact projects, and worked with community leaders to turn these materials into a regional economic strategy. The VISTA Volunteer worked with action teams to create workplans for projects and developed funding proposals to carry them out.
Executive Director, TEN