Economic development director leaving

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By QCS Staff Pete Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., said he will be leaving his post on Feb. 9. Kampfer is taking a new position in Texas and will become the executive director of the Paris Economic Development Corp. and president of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. Paris is […]

Economic develop top priority among city commissioners

By Quay County Sun staff City Commissioners were asked to name their top priiorities for 2007. Tops among the commissioners were economic development projects and programs that would provides more jobs and increase gross receipts for the city in 2007. Here are their responses: Mayor Mary Mayfield 1 Continued economic development 2 Continued fiscal management […]

Council receives $150,000 grant

By Freedom Newspapers An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department […]

12-16-2006: Letters to Editor

I would like to congratulate the leadership of Quay County including the Quay County Commission, the village of Logan, city of Tucumcari, village of San Jon and all of their citizens for the success they’ve had with the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission and the recent approval to allow Ute Lake Ranch Development to construct […]

State approves MainStreet for Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s official. Tucumcari’s Main Street is now part of the MainStreet program. Rick Homans, the state’s secretary of economic development, on Thursday made the announcement at Lena’s restaurant, which is naturally on Main Street. “What MainStreet does is give you a structure and a process,” Homans said. “MainStreet establishes […]

City set for MainStreet test

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city will be going through a test of sorts on Oct. 5. It’s called the Start-Up Applicant Readiness Assessments. It will be administered by four officials from New Mexico MainStreet which falls under the New Mexico Economic Development Department. “We will be evaluating to see where the strengths […]

Gov. Richardson meets with Quay County’s dems

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By Chelle Delaney Governor Bill Richardson adroitly worked the courtyard filled with well-wishers and supporters at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Tuesday making sure to shake as many hands as he could. He said he had just come from the wind farms, where he was filming several 30-second commercials for his campaign. And he continued […]

City agrees to pay $20,000 toward MainStreet

Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $20,000 to assist the start-up of a MainStreet development program. The money will come from the city’s economic development tax fund. It’s hoped that the city will qualify to become a “Start-Up” MainStreet Community, an initiative of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, said […]

Tucumcari among towns targeted for grant

Special to the Sun U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced that 10 small New Mexico communities are the target for a $150,000 federal rural economic development grant awarded to make community development goals a reality. Domenici reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has issued the grant to the New Mexico Rural Development […]

Commission approves development funding

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Imagine Quay County a thriving hub of successful business, new high-paying jobs and a fully stocked 650-acre industrial park. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp’s Pete Kampfer has that vision. But he also knows the adage says it takes money to make money. Thus he was on hand at a special City […]