Gallup EDC Press Releases

Patty Lundstrom receives designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

For Immediate Release December 6, 2016 Gallup, NM – Patty Lundstrom, Executive Director for Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC), recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth. The CEcD Exam was administered by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on December 3 and 4 in Albuquerque, NM at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. “We want to congratulate Executive Director Lundstrom on achieving the CEcD designation,” said GGEDC Board of Directors President Tommy Haws. “It adds tremendously to...
Gallup Land Partners announces groundbreaking ceremony for the Gallup Energy Logistics Park

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Contact: Patricia Lundstrom 505-722-2980 patty@gallupedc.com www.gallupedc.com For Immediate Release October 12, 2016 Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation and BNSF Railway will participate in this milestone construction groundbreaking (Gallup, NM) – On October 17, 2016, Gallup Land Partners, LLC will join with the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation along with Gallup-McKinley County officials, local and state partners, and members of the Gallup community to celebrate a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the rail terminal for the Gallup Energy Logistics Park, LLC. The $4,000,000.00 facility, which is expected to commence operations in 2017, will provide businesses located in the 2,500-acre master planned Gallup Energy Logistics Park, LLC premier shipping...
GGEDC hosts Economic Roundtable on “Downtown, Tourism, and Energy”

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation gathered with representatives of businesses, the arts, volunteer groups, nonprofit organizations, tourism, energy, as well as city, county, and tribal officials at El Morro Theatre for an Economic Roundtable to discuss the work being done to boost economic and community growth through strategic focus on three key areas of the local economy: downtown, tourism, and energy. During the roundtable, the group discussed how investments in downtown, tourism and business retention and expansion efforts present significant opportunities to grow the economy of Gallup-McKinley County while helping move the county toward a diversified and innovative economy. “The Economic...
GGEDC hosts Economic Roundtable, "The True Cost of Debt"

Monday, February 01, 2016

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) welcomed leading New Mexico policy experts and joined community business leaders, elected officials, and residents of Gallup-McKinley County as well as state and federal stakeholders to The Lodge at Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM for an Economic Roundtable event, “The True Cost of Debt”.
Small Business Owner receives loan for start-up capital, growth

Friday, July 24, 2015

Gallup, NM – Roger Montano worked as a corrosion technician for more than 7 years with El Paso Natural Gas / Kinder Morgan, and while he liked his job, he wanted his own business. “I always knew I wanted to have my own energy specialty service oriented business,” Roger said. “I just didn’t have a clue as to how I was going to secure start-up capital.” Roger found help at the Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation in Gallup and funding through Pinnacle Bank and the New Mexico Finance Authority to make his vision of owning an energy specialty service oriented company reality.
New Mexico Economic Development Department Awards 15 Communities $176,200 in Grants for Rural Economic Development Projects

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Santa Fe, NM - Today, New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela announces 15 rural economic development projects were selected to receive Local Economic Assistance & Development Support (LEADS). The newly created LEADS program will leverage $176,260 to supplement the work of local communities in their efforts to diversify their economy and create good-paying jobs that have a multiplier effect.  
GGEDC to host ‘Economic Development Training for Local Leadership’

Friday, June 05, 2015

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation (GGEDC) is set to conduct a comprehensive training course targeted for local elected officials and community stakeholders on basic economic development concepts and issues affecting the Gallup-McKinley County area. Nationally recognized certified economic developers (CEcD) are to deliver two and a half days of training at the newly renovated El Morro Theater in downtown Gallup, NM.
GGEDC Attends 2015 San Juan Basin Energy Conference

Monday, March 30, 2015

Farmington, NM – GGEDC in concert with Gallup Land Partners successfully participated in the 2015 San Juan Basin Energy Conference. Organized by the San Juan College School of Energy, Four Corners Innovation, Inc., and the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, a division of New Mexico Tech, the conference was held on March 24-25, 2015 at San Juan College’s Henderson Fine Arts Center.
Springhill Suites by Marriott coming to Gallup, New Mexico

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Gallup, NM – Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation announced today SHS Investors LLC of Salt Lake City has selected Gallup, NM as the location for its newest hotel project, Springhill Suites by Marriott.
GGEDC undertakes fact-finding mission of Santa Teresa Industrial Park

Friday, October 03, 2014

SANTA TERESA, NM – On October 1, 2014, a delegation of Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation, Gallup Land Partners, and the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments undertook a fact-finding mission to Santa Theresa, NM to tour the Santa Teresa Industrial Park, the Union Pacific Santa Teresa Intermodal Facility, and Santa Teresa Port of Entry   The delegation was composed of:   Rick Murphy, Vice-President, Greater Gallup EDC Patty Lundstrom, Executive Director, Greater Gallup EDC Michael Sage, Deputy Director, Greater Gallup EDC Aaron Kowalski, Business Manager, Gallup Land Partners Jeff Kiely, Executive Director, NWNMCOG   The purpose of the mission was to further collective understanding for developing a rail-served industrial...
Carbon Coal Road designated a public road by McKinley County Commission

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gallup, NM – Gallup Land Partners, LLC announced today Carbon Coal Road which will serve as the primary transportation corridor for the Gallup Energy Logistics Park was approved for public road status from the McKinley County Board of Commissioners.   Carbon Coal Road, north of the city of Gallup will connect the Gallup Energy Logistics Park to US Hwy 491, allowing traffic to bypass the city of Gallup. “Carbon Coal Road will support the Gallup Energy Logistics Park and drive economic growth in McKinley County,” said Gallup Land Partners Business Manager Aaron Kowalski. “We are grateful for the support of the Commission.”   The...
Gallup Land Parters to build new Energy Logistics Park near Gallup, NM

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gallup, NM - Gallup Land Partners, LLC announced plans today to build the first integrated Energy Logistics Park in the state of New Mexico, to be located 5 miles northwest of Gallup, NM, with an immediate first phase to include development of a crude oil transload facility. The Gallup Energy Logistics Park is a 2000-acre master-planned business park anchored by a state-of-the-art crude oil transload facility; the first and only such facility in New Mexico to anchor an Energy Logistics Park on the BNSF Railway TransCon line. The Gallup Energy Logistics Park will be accessible through US Hwy 491, which the state...
GGEDC presents at 2014 NM Economic Development Summit

Thursday, April 03, 2014

GGEDC presents at 2014 NM Economic Development Summit   HOBBS, NM – Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Patty Lundstrom served as presenter and panel member for The Logistics, Distribution, and Transportation Sector work session during the 2014 NM Economic Development Summit in Hobbs, NM. “Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation was sought to present on our efforts maximizing job creation opportunities associated with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad in Gallup-McKinley County including the proposed Gallup Industrial Park” stated Patty Lundstrom.  “For a relatively new economic development organization, to be invited as a presenter for the NM Economic Development Summit is...
$78M to complete US Hwy 491 culminates successful 9-month effort by GGEDC and City of Gallup

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

$78M to complete US Hwy 491 culminates successful 9-month effort by GGEDC and City of Gallup   Gallup – Today’s announcement of $78M to complete the US Hwy 491 corridor by NM Governor Susana Martinez and the State Transportation Commission culminates a successful nine-month effort undertaken by Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation in collaboration with the City of Gallup to seeks it completion for the express purpose of stimulating economic growth and job creation in Gallup-McKinley County.    “With today’s announcement, the state of New Mexico has solidified US Hwy 491 as the major north-south corridor in northwest New Mexico and Gallup will be...
New Mexico Economic Development Department Approves 23 Certified Communities Initiative Applications

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August 21, 2012   New MexicoEconomic Development Department Approves 23 Certified Communities Initiative Applications, Awards $179,000 to Communities for Economic Development Efforts   SANTA FE - Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela and the Community, Business, and Rural Development Team have approved 23 applications for the current three-year program cycle of the Certified Community Initiative program (CCI). In total the department awarded $179,000 in CCI funding.   The assistance provided by CCI is intended to create new jobs as well as increase community pride, help improve communities and the overall state of New Mexico’s economic condition. New standards for receiving funding were also...

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