Regional Development Corporation
Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Assisting New Mexico communities and industry manage their economic development projects and initiatives."

Our Mission
The RDC is a regional economic development organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable economy, especially in Northern New Mexico.

Service Area
The RDC is the regional economic development organization for Northern New Mexico, with a principal service area of Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos, San Miguel, Mora and Sandoval counties. The RDC also works statewide and outside of Northern New Mexico on select projects that fit its areas of expertise and philosophy.

The New Mexico SATOP Center is headquartered at:
706 Bond Street, Española, NM 87532
Phone: 505-820-0402; Fax: 505-983-8654
E-mail Kathy Keith, NM SATOP Director at:
kathy @

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Our Approach
The quality and competency of the communities we live in contribute to the prosperity of all of our citizens. The RDC’s unique approach is to “incubate” economic development projects while building capacity for local organizations and communities to take them on. The RDC applies a “life cycle” approach to its economic development efforts, designed to strengthen organizations and build community ownership.
  • Convening, Facilitating, and Honest Brokering
  • Research and Analysis
  • Planning and Project Design
  • Funding and Implementation
  • Program and Project Management
  • Capacity-Knowledge Building and Sustainability

Our Strengths
  1. Effective Convenor. Through regional work in the culturally and economically diverse communities of Northern New Mexico, the RDC has developed a reputation and considerable expertise in convening diverse interests in an effective manner that produces results.
  2. Unique Solutions. Rather than applying a one-size fits all approach, the RDC is dedicated to crafting unique, creative and innovative solutions for communities and organizations.
  3. Larger Lens of Opportunity. As a result of its regional focus, the RDC always looks for “big picture” opportunities and solutions, as well as new partnerships and collaborations, whether working at the regional, local or statewide level. We create opportunities through strategic partnerships for mutual benefit that are greater than the sum of our individual efforts.
  4. Strategic Implementation. For each project it takes on, the RDC sets a strategic course for taking the project from start to finish, using its “life cycle” approach. Our expertise in grants and contracts, sound financial management and capacity building ensure that the job gets done.
  5. Quality Work. The RDC is committed to professional competence; high-performance teamwork; and open, straightforward communication. Living and working in Northern New Mexico, our process and products reflect our dedication to Northern New Mexico and our practice of citizenship.

Professional Standards
  • To ensure ethical stewardship of resources, the RDC adheres to independent audit standards with active oversight from a professional Board of Directors.
  • The RDC applies best practices from national and international partners, including the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
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