New Mexico Wineries, Incorporated, of Deming – a family-owned business founded in 1984 – was awarded over $52,000 to create 10 jobs at its business.
New Mexico Wineries produces and bottles over 70 different wines under many labels, including St. Clair and Blue Teal, with over 150,000 cases sold last year.
The corporation operates the St. Clair tasting room and gift shop east of Deming, and the St. Clair Bistros in Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Farmington.
The Job Training Incentive Program reimburses qualified economic-based companies for a portion of training costs associated with job creation.
The program provides for classroom or on-the-job training, reimbursing an expanding or
relocatingbusiness for up to 75% of a trainee’s wages for as long as six months.
The amount of the award depends on the number and complexity of jobs, the wages paid and the business location.
New Mexico Wineries was one of three applications approved during the December meeting of the governing board.The other two businesses are in Albuquerque.