Las Vegas ▪ San Miguel ▪ Economic Development Corporation

In February 2000 the Las Vegas San Miguel County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was founded to stabilize and improve job opportunities in the city and county. Membership is made up of business owners, community leaders, government, non-profit development organizations and other stakeholders. EDC is identified as the official economic development engine for the City of Las Vegas and San Miguel County.



Serving Las Vegas & San Miguel County

Vision

Create a better quality of life.

  • Recruit companies and individuals for job growth.
  • Assist existing companies to expand their business.
  • Include stakeholders in the decision making process.
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Approach

Nurture, retain, and expand existing businesses.

  • Recruit new businesses.
  • Encourage local entrepreneurs to estabpsh new businesses.
  • Facilitate resources for new product development.
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Economic Development Strategies

  • Specialized Commitees

    Commitees tasked with development assistance include:

    • “Red Team” Support System (Professional Consulting Service in collaboration with Entrepreneur Network)
    • Business Advisory Team (formed specifically for each requesting business)
  • Workforce for Community Improvement

    • Education coordinated with our educational institutions, business, and government
    • Training- Customer Service and Technical
    • Digital Literacy
  • Community Hub for Economic Development

    Partnerships Include:

    • MainStreet de Las Vegas
    • Las Vegas Independent Business Alliance
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Citizens’ Committee for Historic Preservation.
    • New Mexico Highlands University
    • Luna Community College
    • City of Las Vegas
    • San Miguel County
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • CCI (Certified Community Initiative)
  • Wayfinding for Newcomers

    • orientation & property resources
    • Research and grant applications
    • In partnership with City and County, recruit housing developers
  • Redevelopment & Industrial Park Projects

  • Develop Local Entrepreneur Network

    • Establish Entrepreneur Institute
  • Encourage New Business

    • Locate new opportunities
    • Target areas of supply and demand
    • Research community-appropriate businesses.
    • Establish partnerships within the business community.

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  • Research Projects

    Research partners include:

    • New Mexico Highlands University
    • Los Alamos National Laboratories
    • Sandia Labs