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Information about the Economic Development Department


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.

Department Staff

Economic Development

Synthia Jaramillo, Department Director
(505) 768-3270

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

Lucas Pedraza, Economic Development Manager
[email protected]

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

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

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

Chandler Kay, Senior Administrative Assistant
(505) 768-3266 or [email protected]

Film Office

Amber Dodson, Film Liaison
(505) 768-3283 or [email protected]

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

Alexandria Argo, Film Office Assistant
[email protected]