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The New Mexican Reports on Santa Fe’s Construction Boom

Business editor Teya Vitu reports that construction is booming in Santa Fe. Seventeen apartment projects and a 68-unit independent living center have been recently completed or under construction. Between January and November 2020, 281 building permits for single-family dwellings were pulled. Construction activity and related job growth have ranked Santa Fe in or near the top ten […]

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New Mexico Economic Development in 2020 and Looking Forward

From global manufacturing and biosciences, to outdoor recreation and film production, the Economic Development Department (EDD) set the foundation for long-term job growth in 2020, putting New Mexico on the path to sustainable recovery, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today. The COVID-19 pandemic and the public health emergency brought unprecedented challenges to small businesses, […]

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Economic Development Releases Latest Economic Data for all 33 Counties

The Economic Development Department has published the most recent series of county economic reports with detailed economic and employment data for all of the 33 counties as well as a statewide snapshot, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes said today. The reports with a Dec. 2020 publication date cover the first quarter of the 2021 fiscal […]

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Major Expansion at New Mexico’s Spaceport America

A company that is developing and testing a mass accelerator with the aim of launching satellites into space orbit, using kinetic energy instead of rockets, is expanding at New Mexico’s Spaceport America, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today. SpinLaunch signed a lease at Spaceport America in 2019 and has since invested in test facilities […]

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Cost-Effective Ways to Promote Your Business’s Reopening

ARTICLE BY: NAOMI JOHNSON If you are a small business owner, chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like the challenges created by the pandemic. Maybe your business has been closed since March, or maybe you’ve been allowed to reopen at a limited capacity. Whatever the circumstances, it’s essential to prepare for the future—a future […]

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Netflix Plans to Boost New Mexico Presence with Expansion of ABQ Studios

Pledges $1 Billion Investment and Additional 1,000 Jobs Today, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller together with Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos announced that Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, plans to boost its presence in the state by expanding ABQ Studios and committing to an additional $1 billion in production […]

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Fun, Beauty, and Jobs – New Mexico’s Growing Outdoor Recreation Economy

Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released data on the size and scope of the outdoor recreation industry in the U.S. and in New Mexico. In New Mexico, the updated data show that the outdoor economy contributed $2.4 billion to the state’s GDP in 2019 (2.2% of GDP). According to the report, 35,065 people […]

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Virtual ‘Cash Mobs’ Support Local Businesses in Six NM MainStreet Districts

The New Mexico MainStreet (NMMS) program announced today that six districts are using ‘Cash Mob’ virtual events to support local businesses during the pandemic and upcoming holiday season. Events are hosted on Facebook Live where participants bid on items, arrange payment and socialize during the fun two-hour session. Lively hosts entertain and educate as they […]

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Strength in Flexibility? Some Unexpected Benefits to “New Normal”

A recent Economist article titled “Countering the Tyranny of the Clock” explores our changing relations to time as work becomes more flexible. A little philosophical? In fact, it’s super pragmatic! “Flexible working existed well before the pandemic. But it only offered employees the ability to choose when in the day they worked their allotted hours,” […]

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Challenge and Opportunity in Online Customer Experience

A recent study by Wharton’s Jay H. Baker Retailing Center and WisePlum suggests rising consumer frustration with retail as shopping shifts online. The survey-based study, “The New Reality: Understanding the Retail Consumer Experience During a Pandemic,” finds mounting customer impatience and decreased loyalty. In a Knowledge@Wharton interview, the study’s co-author, Marketing Professor Thomas Robertson, says […]

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