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In 1993 the Office of Economic Development was created to promote and facilitate business development, to create and implement economic development strategy, and to strengthen ties with the private sector.

Through Economic Development Office's many achievements and strong reputation for reliability, on July 1, 2006, the Office of Economic Development gained department status becoming the Economic Development Department.

Quick Contacts

All Media Inquiries:
Jennifer Esquivel (505) 382-3150 or [email protected]

To Request A Meeting with the Department Director:
Jennifer Walters (505)768-3275 or [email protected]

City Incentives:
Deirdre Firth (505) 768-3269 or [email protected]
Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board:
Chris Chavez (505) 768-3292 or [email protected]
Small Business Regulatory Advisory Commission:
Monica Mitchell  [email protected]

Full Staff Contact Information

Synthia Jaramillo, Department Director
(505) 768-3270

Deirdre Firth, Deputy Director
(505) 768-3269 or [email protected]

Christopher Chavez, Planner
(505) 768-3292 or [email protected]

Jennifer Esquivel, Marketing and Communications Manager
(505) 768-3305 or [email protected]

Monica Mitchell, Sr. Economic Developer
505-768-3226 [email protected]

Jennifer Myers, Economic Development Manager
505-768-3051 [email protected]

Celeste Nuñez, Sr. Administrative Assistant
505-768-3266 [email protected]

Sonja Romero, ED Coordinator
(505)768-3268 or [email protected]

David Sayers, Small Business Office Manager
(505)272-3473 or [email protected]

Jennifer Walters, Executive Assistant
(505)768-3275 or [email protected]

Film Office

Karen Criswell, Film Liaison
(505) 768-3278 or [email protected]

Rebecca Cavalier, Film Coordinator
(505) 768-3289 or [email protected]

Santana Garcia, Film Permit Assistant
(505) 768-3283 or [email protected]

International Trade Office

Randy Trask, International Trade Office Manager
(505) 768-3286 or [email protected]