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Posted on: November 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Griselda Martinez Becomes City’s Economic Development Director

Griselda Martinez

Griselda Martinez, who has a doctorate degree in economic development, has been promoted to Economic Development Director for the City of Las Cruces. Martinez begins her new duties immediately.

Martinez has been deputy economic development director for the City since July 2017. She has been serving as interim economic development director since March 2019.

“We are pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Griselda Martinez to the Economic Development Director position,” said William F. Studer, Jr., Interim City Manager. “Dr. Martinez’s knowledge and enthusiasm continues to tremendously benefit the City of Las Cruces,  and we’re optimistic about the potential economic growth she can help bring to our City.”

Prior to joining the City of Las Cruces, Dr. Martinez collaborated at New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center to support economic growth through entrepreneurship and innovation within the region and the state. She also created and implemented entrepreneurial programs in Spanish, specifically working with low-income students in Mexico City. Her vision for the Economic Development department is to highlight and utilize the notable assets in our region to positively impact the community and to create opportunities for economic growth, in collaboration with local and regional partners.

Martinez received her bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Texas, El Paso. She earned her doctorate degree in Economic Development at NMSU.

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