MRGEDA’s goal is to enhance the quality of life in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, while reinforcing the unique characteristics of our counties and our communities. We hope to accomplish this by assisting in the building of quality jobs that will generate disposable income and tax revenues. It is the direction of growth and sustainable economic development, through infrastructure, education, and jobs, that will help both present and future generations prosper in our area.
Working in close partnership with local, state, and regional governments, as well as local businesses, realtors, developers, large landowners, and financial institutions to facilitate sustainable economic development, MRGEDA assists in the retention and expansion of businesses in the Middle Rio Grande Valley while at the same time working to create and attract new businesses within our region. Our intention on both fronts is to bring new jobs to the valley, resulting in a positive economic impact.
MRGEDA will also provide support to new and expanding businesses by introducing them to State and other incentive programs such as tax initiatives, training programs, and much more.
About Our Regional Economic Development Plan
The Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Association (MRGEDA) has created the Regional Economic Development Plan to serve as the guide for future economic development efforts for the Middle Rio Grande region.
The spirit of regionalism we share is critical to our success. Our strategic plan is a product of some 90 dedicated community members across the four-county region. Business, civic, non-profit and government leaders have committed time and research efforts towards its development.
Our vision is to improve our economy and quality of life and to position us as a competitive region within the state and the country.
The SET Initiative Collaboration
The Middle Rio Grande region SET Initiative application, which was submitted by the MRGEDA, includes the rural communities and areas of Catron, Sierra, Socorro, and Valencia counties, New Mexico. This is a collaborative effort between USDA RD national and state offices, New Mexico Economic Development Department, and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.