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McAlister's To Open Carlsbad Location May 12
CARLSBAD, NM - May 5, 2014 // PRNewswire // - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today its first location in Carlsbad, N.M. will be opening with franchise group Southwest Deli on Monday, May 12. To celebrate, the restaurant will donate all tips collected within the first month to the local Boys and Girls Club.
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News from the WIPP Site
Carlsbad, NM, March 2014 - The Department of Energy has released news regarding current events at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). Click here for the official news release.

Planned Potash Mine has 50 Year Life Span

Carlsbad, NM, January 2014 -  A planned potash mine in southeastern New Mexico would be economically viable for the next 50 years, according to a new study by a consulting group.

Intercontinental Potash Corporation recently released the study just before the company's Ochoa potash project breaks ground and the company await a final approval from federal officials. Full Story.

Carlsbad Receives Early College High Funding
Carlsbad Municiapl Schools

Las Cruces, NM - January 2014 - Gov. Susana Martinez announced four $100,000 grants Thursday to help start or expand early college high school programs in New Mexico.

Fourteen schools applied for the grant funding, which came from a Denver-based foundation. The chosen districts -- Gadsden, Carlsbad, Hobbs and Albuquerque -- are "exactly" where these programs need to be, Martinez said. Full Story.

Xcel Energy Doubles Down on Eddy County

Carlsbad, NM - January 2014 -  One of the state's power suppliers is bolstering its presence in Southeastern New Mexico.

Xcel Energy plans to hire more workers in the near future once construction is complete on the company's new 23,500 square-foot building that sits on about 4 to 4 ½ acres of land on the southwestern portion of Carlsbad, according to company officials.

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Carlsbad, Eddy County Lead NM Oil Production
Carlsbad, NM -  October 2013 - Carlsbad and Eddy County continue to lead New Mexico in oil production. The Southeastern part of the state is predominantly where oil is produced, and for the past three years, it has been led by Carlsbad. Full Story.

Carlsbad Nuclear Conference Postponed
Carlsbad, NM - September 2013 - The National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Summit, which held its inaugural conference in 2012, has been postponed this year. The conference was to have taken place October 14-17, 2013. Full Story.

Mayor's Oil & Gas Summit Announced
Carlsbad, NM - July 2013 - Mayor Dale Janway has announced the first Oil & Gas Summit, planned for Monday, August 26th at the civic center annex, 4021 National Parks Highway. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Attendance is free. Read More

Popular Forbes columnist to speak at Carlsbad Nuclear Summit

Carlsbad, NM - July 2013 -Dr. Jim Conca, expert in earth and environmental sciences and a popular contributor to Forbes Magazine, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Carlsbad Department of Development’s second annual National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Summit, scheduled for Oct. 14-17 in Carlsbad, N.M. Read More.

Southeast New Mexico: A Bright Spot for the Economy
Eddy County
Carlsbad, NM - June 2013 - Southeastern New Mexico, and Carlsbad and Eddy County specifically, are the bright spot in the state's economy. This, according to Dr. Jim Peach of the Department of Economics and International Business at NMSU, is what makes this part of the state so appealing. Dr, Peach's remarks came at the beginning of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' program, "The Role of Southeast New Mexico in the Global Economy," held in Carlsbad. Read More.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Summit Announced
Carlsbad, NM - June 2013 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) has announced the dates for the second annual National Nuclear Fuel Cycle Summit. This year's summit will take place October 14-17. Speakers from across the country will give presentations and participate in panel discussions dealing with how policy can be balanced with science. Read More.

McAlister's Deli Coming Soon
McAlisters Deli
Carlsbad, NM - May 2013 - McAlister's Deli, a national restaurant chain, has signed a contract to purchase space in front of the Carlsbad Mall. The location will be in the Mall's parking lot, between a Wells Fargo branch and Holiday Inn Express. Read More.

CDOD to Attend RECon
Carlsbad, NM - May 2013 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is planning to attend RECon, the world's largest retail and real estate convention. RECon will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and over 33,000 industry professionals are expected to partake. Read More.

CDOD's Campbell Among Carlsbad 40 Under 40
40 Under 40
Carlsbad, NM - April 2013 - The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce recently announced the first ever Carlsbad 40 Under 40, and the Carlsbad Department of Development's (CDOD) Jeff Campbell was among those honored. The program recognizes young and upcoming professionals for their achievements and community impact. Read More.

Retail Growth Continues with rue21
Carlsbad, NM - April 2013 - The retail growth trend in Carlsbad has added another nationally branded chain with the addition of rue21 to the Carlsbad Mall. The retail clothing and accessories store opened in late March. Read More.

World-Renowned Leaders to Speak at NMSU-Carlsbad
Carlsbad, NM - March 2013 - Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A® Leadercast®  at New Mexico State University – Carlsbad on May 10, 2013. The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is hosting the event for the fifth consecutive year. Read More.

United Way Selects Shaye Coats as Executive Director
Shaye Coats
Carlsbad, NM - March 2013 - The United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County has selected Shaye Coats as its Executive Director, Board President Lori Elyasevich announced today. Coats was most recently the executive assistant and office manager for the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD).

The United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County supports local non-profit organizations and projects designed to make a positive impact on the community. Last year, the organization raised more than $750,000, most of which will directly support initiatives aiming to provide educational, income and health improvement opportunities for local residents. Read More.

CDOD Board Member Receives Recognition
HOBBS, NM – February 2013 – On Friday, February 22, 2013, long time Hobbs, NM resident and business owner Debra P. Hicks, PE/LSI was recognized by Albuquerque Business First for her outstanding achievements, taking home top honors in the category of Business Services. Read More 

Accion Offers Workshop for Carlsbad's Women Entrepreneurs
Carlsbad, NM - February 2013 - Accion New Mexico · Arizona · Colorado (Accion) and the New Mexico Community Foundation are teaming up to offer an upcoming financial management workshop for women in Carlsbad who want to start or expand a small businesses. Read More

Home Buying Assistance with New Mexico HERO Program
Means Real Estate
Carlsbad, NM - January 2013 - Home buying assistance is available for eligible borrowers. The New Mexico Hero Program offers home buying assistance to teachers, safety workers, health care workers, and members of the armed forces. Read More

Carlsbad Begins 2013 in Growth Mode
Carlsbad Growth
Carlsbad, NM - January 2013 - Carlsbad begins 2013 with growth in both the industrial and retail sectors, according to reports from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department in conjunction with the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD). Carlsbad has led New Mexico in retail growth for over four quarters, and has been the top producer of Oil and Gas for nearly 24 months. Read More

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Carlsbad Department of Development
400-2 Cascades Ave. Suite 201
• Carlsbad, NM 88220
Ph: (575) 887-6562 • Fax: (575) 885-0818
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