DLCED is committed to making Deming a community that has opportunity--opportunity for all!
We are always excited to collaborate with local partners to give employers the opportunity to showcase their business to eligible job seekers!
DLCED hosts business roundtables throughout the year to engage our business community and hear first hand what the needs are at an industry and employer level.
DLCED is excited to bring back getting together in our community. Throughout the year, coffee networking events are set up so that community members can meet DLCED Board and Staff and learn about projects or just ask questions!
DLCED hosts a single fundraiser each year to boost the efforts of the organization. The Board has found a fun way to bring businesses and community together through the Annual DLCED Golf Tournament.
The format is a two-person scramble at $150/ team held in October when the weather is perfect for golfing in the Southwest!
Our membership meets annually at DH Lescombes Winery for a recap of the year and an overview of what's coming up next!
Co. Starters is a 9-week program for people interested in starting a business or growing their business. Participants get a deeper understanding of creating a sustainable business. You learn how to articulate how your business works all while building your network of support!
Formerly known as the "Health Career Academy" the HEAL program offers high school students the opportunity to learn about what it takes to enter the healthcare industry.
Help- students learn the value of volunteering at local non-profits, the college application experience, and different programs that can get them to their desired career path.
Experience- Students get the opportunity to do site visits to different healthcare institutions in Deming. If they choose to continue in the program, they will even get to do job shadowing rotations.
Attitude - Students will learn how challenging the healthcare industry careers are and how important it is to always treat patients and colleagues with respect and dignity.
Learn - The 4-year summer program is designed so that students take one college level course during the summer and get dual-credit through Western NM and Deming Public Schools.
Camp Innoventure is an annual event sponsored by EDF and Capital Power. The one-week camp takes place in the summer where students 6-8 grade are able to learn about starting a business, operating a business, and selling their products!
BizSprint Deming is a 5-week business bootcamp designed to test the feasibility of your innovative idea. Participants will receive business development coaching, access to experts, and an award of up to $2,000. Program graduates will benefit from continued business and technical advising, academic and industry connections, up to $20,000 in Amazon Web Service Credits, NSF I-Corps lineage (an opportunity for a $50,000 grant), and investment consideration from the Arrowhead Innovation Fund. We encourage everyone at any stage of idea or business to apply. This program is funded by the State of New Mexico.
Lemonade Day Luna is a national partnership brought to Deming by the Deming Luna County Chamber of Commerce. Youth (kinder-5th grade) are encouraged to join the program and learn all about what it takes to be a business owner. The program is free to the public because of some generous community sponsors. You can find more information on the annual event HERE.
DLCED is excited to work with local partners such as the Lescombes Family and Copper Kettle Coffee to host a Sample Night for our young entrepreneurs. During Sample Night, youth will be able to come get creative and test different types of fruits, syrups and more in their lemonade and determine what you think will be the best seller!
Employers can register using the link below to participate in the event. Employers also have the option to come a little earlier and participate in a roundtable discussion about what their workforce needs are with the local economic development team!
Join DLCED and the National Federation of Independent Business in hosting Representative Candie Sweetser and Senator Crystal Diamond as they recap the Legislative Session and impacts to small business. Register today to voice your concerns over legislation for your business!
Get creative and test different recipes to perfect your Lemonade for Lemonade Day Luna!
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