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Posted on: May 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Economic Development Department to Observe Economic Development Week 2021

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The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department will join with other economic development organizations across the U.S. to observe Economic Development Week 2021, which will be from May 9 through May 15.

Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve communities’ quality of life everywhere. In the past five years, more than 450 campaigns have been made throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Economic Development Offices have created millions of impressions, hundreds of news stories, blog entries, videos, events, and other activities. Campaigns occurred in all 50 states in 2019, with more than 60 communities officially proclaiming Economic Development Week.

The mission of the City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department is to provide targeted business, tourism and support services to businesses, residents and visitors so they can invest in, live and discover a sustainable community that fosters business growth opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Four key programs within the City’s Economic Development Department include:

Business Development: With the goals of developing business growth, new jobs, and new investment in Las Cruces. The Economic Development Department connects businesses to resources in Las Cruces to help them start, grow, and get through challenges. The Economic Development Department also supports businesses by helping them navigate through City processes. Information about Business Development is available by calling 575/541-2425 or sending an email to:

Land and Real Estate Services: The Land and Real Estate Services program manages real estate transactions for the City, including the acquisition of real estate assets and interests in support of City projects, the selling of City-owned real estate assets and interests in support of Economic Development initiatives, or those that no longer serve a public purpose. Information about Land and Real Estate Services is available by calling 575/541-2425 or sending an email to:

Destination Downtown: Downtown Las Cruces is the heart of the City, and Destination Downtown is the program focused on promoting, developing, and growing business, arts, cultural, and entertainment opportunities within its boundaries. The historic Rio Grande Theatre is housed within Destination Downtown and is the premier entertainment venue presenting theatrical performances, live music, and films among other offerings. More about Destination Downtown is available by calling 575/541-2425 or sending an email to:

Housing and Neighborhood Services: Housing and Neighborhood Services seeks to advance a comprehensive community and human services delivery system that addresses the full continuum of needs especially in the areas of housing, food insecurity, poverty, health, and economic well-being for all residents with an emphasis on underserved special needs populations. For information call 575/528-3022 or send an email to

The City’s Economic Development Department is in Suite 1100 at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. Information about the City’s Economic Development Department is available online at:

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