Economic Development

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The Mid-Region Council of Governments works with regional economic development organizations to promote and facilitate coordination among the numerous entities.


Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

ceds 2015 coverMRCOG produces the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), which is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development.

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New Mexico Development Alliance

Metro-NM-DA The MRCOG is a partner organization of the Metro New Mexico Development Alliance. 



ingenuity-central-logo515 Visit our regional economic development website targeting site selectors. Go to



nm biz calendar logoFor a list of events and business resources in the region, view the Central Region NM Biz Calendar.


Economic Development Administration Funding

MRCOG also assists with preparation of EDA funding applications and staff are available to conduct EDA grant administration. Examples of recent EDA-funded projects in SPDD 3. 

Regional Data

MRCOG provides vital statistical information to the public and private sectors. Staff develop and maintain a regional information base, which includes:

Coordination and Communication

MRCOG works with all of the many economic development organizations in the region to promote and facilitate coordination among the numerous entities.

Technical Services

MRCOG provides technical assistance to local governments to identify community development needs and to obtain funding for water, sewer, transportation, and other community development projects. A primary objective is to assure coordination of State and Federal programs such as:

Resources for Local Businesses

View services available to existing business in the MRCOG Region

Contact:  Ann Simon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


The 2010-2015 CEDS was developed with wide-spread input and collaboration by key public and private sector stakeholders, economic development specialists, and elected officials representing local and special purpose governments throughout the region. 

The Focus Areas for the 2010-2015 CEDS are as follows:

1.                    Renewable Energy/Green Technologies

2.                   Health Services

3.                   Science and Technology

4.                   Film/Arts and Entertainment

5.                   Agriculture

6.                   Hospitality and Tourism

7.                   Aviation and Space Exploration

Financial Services