Northern New Mexico


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The Northern New Mexico Community Network includes Mora, San Miguel, Taos, and Colfax counties, covering 12,641 square miles and including a population of 76,474. This rural area bordering southern Colorado features plains, mountain peaks, rippling short-grass prairie, hidden lakes, and snowcapped mountain peaks.  

Nomadic Tribes such as the Ute, Apache and Comanche roamed this area. The Santa Fe Trail later brought pioneers and cattle barons, and the northeast remains home to working ranches, rugged Westerners, and families whose European ancestors settled there more than 400 years ago.  

The region’s economic base is comprised of governmental services, health service, education services, and agriculture and mining activities.  

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  • Housing

    • Secure homes for displaced fire and flood victims 
    • Single-family housing for low & median family households 
    • Multi-family housing 
    • Low- and very-low-income housing assistance 
    • Repairs for elderly and disabled homeowners 
  • Infrastructure

    • Water and wastewater system improvements 
    • Acequia Mitigation and restoration 
  • Economic Development 

    • Workforce Development 
    • Telework training and company recruitment 
    • Recreation economies for rural communities 
  • Rural Healthcare 

    • Mental and behavioral health 
    • Specialty care in rural communities 
  • Workforce Development 

    • Business Incubator 
    • Training programs for displaced & incarcerated workers 
    • Vocational rehabilitation 
    • STEM development for schools 

Rural Partner Network Contacts for Northern New Mexico

Host Entity

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District
Monica Abeyta