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Department Contact Information

Information on the City of Albuquerque's Economic Development Department

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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 the 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

Media Inquiries:

Sara Mannal [email protected]

Request a Meeting with the Department Director:

Yesenia Hernandez 505-768-3051 or [email protected]

City Incentives:

Chris Chavez 505-768-3292 or [email protected]

Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board:

Justin Hilliard 505-270-1085 or [email protected]

Small Business Regulatory Advisory Commission:

Monica Mitchell 505-768-3226 or [email protected]



Full Staff Contact Information

Economic Development Team

Max Gruner, Director
[email protected]

Lisa Abeyta, Deputy Director
505-768-4775 or [email protected]

Monica Mitchell, Deputy Director
505-768-3226 or [email protected]

Justin Hilliard, Workforce Liaison
505-270-1085 or [email protected]

Janel Shisler, Fiscal Officer
505-768-3279 or [email protected]

Sonja Romero, Economic Development Coordinator
505-768-3268 or [email protected]

Small Business Office Liaison
[email protected]

Yesenia Hernandez, Executive Assistant
505-768-3051 or [email protected]

Angelica Mireles, Receptionist
505-768-3275 or [email protected]

Film Office Team

Cyndy McCrossen, Film Liaison
505-768-3269 or [email protected]

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

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center Team

Gabriela Marques, MBDA Center Director
505-376-7823 or [email protected]

Sofia Bajana, MBDA Center Business Advisor
505-376-7824 or [email protected]

Mike Silva, MBDA Center Business Advisor
505-376-7824 or [email protected]

International Trade Office Team

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

Celeste Nuñez, Program Manager
505-768-3266 or [email protected]