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Governor's energy plan sets up New Mexico for new opportunities
10/09/15

For the complete article and the link to Governor Martinez's Energy Plan use this link--> http://riponadvance.com/stories/510639809-governor-s-energy-plan-sets-up-new-mexico-for-new-opportunities New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez recently



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Come join us at the San Juan Basin Energy Conference 2015
03/06/15

Event Date and Time
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: All day
Repeating Event: Daily;Until=3/26/2015 12:00am

Location: Henderson Fine Arts Center

Event Details
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12/09/14

Du lịch Tết - Tuy thời gian đến kỳ nghỉ Tết Ất Mùi 2015 vẫn còn hơn 2 th



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Party Abendkleid für die Feiertage
12/22/13

Das Ende des Jahres ist nahe. Wie jedes Jahr um diese Jahreszeit ist eine, die am meisten erwartet wird, weil es Zeit ist Party mit Freunden und Familie. Es ist auch die perfekte Gelegenheit für uns M?dchen zu kommen, das gro?e Spiel



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Why Crowdfunding Means Larger Loans From Alternative Lenders
06/09/13

Businessweek looks at   how the crowdfunding trend is being applied to small business loans:

From the New Entrepreneur blog to the halls of Congress, much has been made of the alternative financing startups angli



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TECO Energy Announces Agreement to Acquire New Mexico Gas Company
05/29/13

TAMPA, Fla., May 28, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TECO Energy, Inc today reported that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Continental Energy Systems LLC, and its subsidiary New Mexico Gas Intermediate, Inc. (NMGI), to acq



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State approves training funds for solar company
05/21/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

The New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) Board approved a $8,680 grant to cover training costs for Paradise Power Co.



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Carruthers tells legislators NM down 41,700 jobs; only Western state not showing recovery
05/19/13

New Mexico State University president and former Gov. Garrey Carruthers met with legislators to discuss the stae's economy:

New Mexico's net job losses during the recession total 41,700, and it is the onl



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750 new jobs go up for grabs in ABQ
05/06/13

 KRQE previews some upcoming job fairs:

 It’s a big week for thousands of New Mexicans looking for jobs as two businesses have more than 700 new jobs to fill and they're going all out to hire peopl



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Encana touts positive results from San Juan Basin oil exploration Company may add third rig locally
04/26/13

By Chuck Slothower The Daily Times
Updated:   04/23/2013 10:51:50 PM MDT

An Encana well sits near Huerfano in this undated file photo. Encana on Tuesday announced positive results from its San Juan Basin oil explora



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Real Entrepreneurs Don’t Write Business Plans
04/25/13

Businessweek reports on some new approaches for modern entrepreneurs:

Steve Blank pities those poor professors stuck teaching tired business plan courses. “I’d be embarrassed if I was on a faculty



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VCs That Back Women Beat Those That Don't
04/21/13

Businessweek offers an interesting article on VC firms backing women-led businesses:

Venture capital firms that invested in women-led companies outperformed those that didn’t, according to a



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Learn from one profitable New Mexican company
04/10/13

Denise Williams, Innovation Director, of New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, writes up a great case study for the Deming Headlight:

Henry Production Inc. of Farmington puts a premium on training.



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Equity Crowdfunding Waits In The Wings As Traditional Crowdfunding Surges
04/08/13

A Bloomberg  article examines the apparent holding pattern of equity-based crowdfunding: 



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Sales for women-owned businesses skyrocket in New Mexico
04/07/13

Albuquerque Business First highlights the New Mexico numbers from American Express OPEN's recent study on women-woned businesses:

Sales at New Mexico’s women-owned businesses increased 71.1 percent between 1997 and 2013, ou



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NM governor signs legislation touted as economic development, lowering corporate income taxes
04/04/13

From AP, via The Republic:

SANTA FE, New Mexico — New Mexico will lower taxes on corporations under an economic development measure signed by Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday, but the new law could lead to highe



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Businessweek Covers Bitcoin
03/31/13

If you haven't heard of Bitcoin, Businessweek offers a couple of interesting articles to get you up to speed.

In "



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Jobless claims rise, but GDP data shows more growth
03/28/13

According to a Reuters report, "The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but not enough to suggest the labor market recovery was taking a step back:"

Other data on



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Nanotechnology in New Mexico, USA: Market Report
03/27/13

azonano.com  offers a great breakdown on the state's nanotechnology  activity:

New Mexico is located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. It covers a total area of 315,194 km2 and h



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USDA Staff in New Mexico, Wisconsin, Promote Business Development and Job Creation Efforts
03/27/13

The USDA posted the following release Wednesday:

“The Rural Business Enterprise Grant program (RBEG) is one of the most flexible economic development opportunities offered by



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Factory and housing data supports growth picture
03/26/13

Reuters reports on the uptick in numbers for durable goods orders:

Orders for long-lasting U.S.-made goods surged last month and home prices posted their biggest year-on-year gain in six and a half years in January, t



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Caterpillar, Sandia CRADA opens door to multiple research projects
03/26/13

Sandia Labs issued trhe following release Tuesday:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Sandia National Laboratories and industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. have signed their first umbrella Cooperative Research & Development Agreement (CRADA)



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Industry Touts Major Mancos Shale Play: Estimates point to 6B barrels of recoverable oil
03/26/13

FARMINGTON – The San Juan Basin could be headed toward a renaissance in natural-gas and oil drilling if rosy expectations touted by industry officials at Monday’s San Juan Basin Energy Conference hold true.

“In the



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Putting Cyber Threats on To-Do Lists at Small Firms
03/21/13

Bloomberg  assesses cybersecurity  preparedness for small businesses:

How freaked out should small businesses be about cybercrime? Plenty, according to a flurry of recent warnings from government officials,



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Small Businesses Still Aren’t Spending on Online Ads
03/19/13

Businessweek examines the reluctance of small businesses to embrace online ads: 

There’s plenty of money to be made by serving as an advertising platform for Main Street businesses, and no shortage of ideas



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Economists wonder if happy days are really here again
03/19/13

Albuquerque Business First looks at the recent economic projections from a MarketWatch poll:

Things seem to looking up again and a slate of reports due this week on housing, heavy industry and the labor market could o



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NM's unemployment rate for January was 6.6 percent
03/18/13

From KOB:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's unemployment rate in January is unchanged from December's revised rate.

Labor officials say New Mexico's unemployment rate of 6.6 percent is an



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New Mexico making waves on export front
03/17/13

The Albuquerque Journal  features a guest editorial by Francisco J. Sanchez, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, on the state's  export potential:

The U.S. Department



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New Mexico lawmakers wrap up 2013 Legislative session
03/17/13

A number of articles are out  this weekend covering the New Mexico Legislature's final moments, including an update on the "Breaking Bad" bill for New Mexico's film industry.



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Velocity Project startups to showcase their work
03/14/13

Albuquerque Business First reports on Santa Fe's Velocity Project program:

The seven Santa Fe startups participating in the Velocity Project will showcase their work Saturday, March 23, at the project dem



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Does Small Business Tax Reform Overlook Small Business?
03/13/13

Bloomberg looks at some unintentional ironies in a proposed federal small business tax bill:

When House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp released a draft small business tax reform yesterday, the Re



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Grants Support Rural Business Development
03/13/13

From Finance New Mexico:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development agency is encouraging nonprofit organizations in rural communities to apply for a Rural Business Enterprise Grant to help them fin



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At South by Southwest, fewer startups, more marketers and media
03/12/13

Great article from Reuters on the changing face of SXSW:

Has "South-by" lost its direction?

For several years running, that question has hovered over the iPhone-clutching tech cogniscenti who ma



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NOVA hosts Tribal Business Leaders Forum
03/12/13

Albuquerque Business First offers some details on the upcoming National Reservation Economic Summit:

NOVA Corp., an information technology company owned by the Navajo Nation with offices in Albuquerque and elsewhere,i



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NM Legislature close to sweetening rebate system for movies, TV productions
03/11/13

From the Las Cruces Sun-News:

State senators approved a bill Monday that they hope will attract more movies and TV productions to New Mexico.

Its most significant feature would increase taxpayer



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Border development is a bright spot in state economy
03/06/13

From the Farmington Daily Times comes a firsthand account on economic development initiatives at the border:

Jerry Pacheco can hardly contain his enthusiasm as he provides a "windshield tour" of the



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Martinez urges NM lawmakers to pass space and business-friendly bills
03/06/13

The  Washington Post reports on business bills pending in the New Mexico Legislature:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Negotiations to lock space tourism company Virgin Galactic into a long-term lease at t



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Four Albuquerque ad firms nab top ADDY awards
03/05/13

Albuquerque Business First  covers recent ad wins by New Mexico firms:

The American Advertising Federation — New Mexico has recognized four Albuquerque-based advertising firms with top ADDY Awards for &ldqu



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Min. wage hike to $8.50 clears Senate
03/04/13

KRQE reports on the minimum wage making it through the Senate:


SANTA FE (KRQE) - It was a long debate filled with sarcastic amendments, tears and grand speeches.

But when the dust settled, the v



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Albuquerque announces winners of city app contest
03/04/13

Albuquerque Business First reports on the city's app cotnest:

Last fall the city announced a contest for apps that could harness the data the city is providing through its Open Data initiative. The city received a



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Social Madness nominations now open
03/03/13

It's that time of year again for Albuquerque Business First's social media business contest:

 



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N.M.’s Oil Patch boom sparks surge in startups
02/27/13

The Abq Journal runs a story, originally appearing in the Carlsbad Current-Argus, on the effects of the region's oil boom:

As oil and gas production in Eddy County continues to boom, new startup



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Businesses, Military Bases Preparing For Sequester
02/26/13

From Fronteras:

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The clock is ticking on automatic federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, that will go into effect at the end of this week. In the Southwest one of the states tha



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Payroll Tax Whacks Spending
02/21/13

From the Wall Street Journal:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.  on Thursday



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Minimum wage inflation indexing stalls in NM panel
02/21/13

From AP, via MSN Money:

A proposal to increase New Mexico's minimum wage for inflation stalled Tuesday after a House committee's Democratic leader opposed the measure.

An effort to send the measur



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New Mexico may repeal its biodiesel mandate
02/20/13

From Sustainable Business Oregon:

In 2006, the New Mexico Legislature passed a bill requiring that every gallon of diesel fuel sold in the state contain 5 percent biodiesel, a type of renewable energy.

Th



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State’s exports to Mexico booming
02/20/13

The Albuquerque Journal reports  on the state's healthy trade  with Mexico:

Ed Camden, president of Southwest Steel Coil Inc. in Santa Teresa, said company sales to Mexican assembly factories, o



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Proposal to increase minimum wage defeated by NM House committee
02/19/13

SANTA FE -- One attempt to raise New Mexico's minimum wage failed Tuesday, derailed by a bipartisan group of legislators.

Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, D-Las Cruces, joined with five Republicans on the House Voters and Elections Commit



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NM MEP Helps Entrepreneur Prepare Revolutionary Product
02/18/13

An article on financenewmexico.org looks at how the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership is helping an entrepreneur's idea come to life:

Most entrepreneurs who approach the New Mexico Manufacturing Exten



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New Mexico “Hard Reboot” Offers Exciting Vision, Potential Dangers in Details
02/17/13

An interesting article  on the taxfoundation.org's tax policy blog looks at the risks in a  tax  overhaul proposal circularting at the moment  in the state Legislature: 

Two New Mexico leg



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ABQ among cities chosen for SBA 'emerging leaders' program
02/17/13

Albuquerque makes the list for an SBA traning prorgam, according  to an article in Albuquerque Business First:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching its 2013 Emerging Leaders executive



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Jobless Claims in U.S. Fell More Than Forecast Last Week
02/14/13

Bloomberg summarizes the latest economic news , including the drop in jobless claims:

Claims for jobless benefits plunged last week, showing U.S. employers have little need to trim staff as demand improves.



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Lawmaker wants to sharpen ‘claw-back’ provisions
02/14/13

New Mexico Watchdog  looks at a proposed messure in the Legislature to tighten claw-backs:

Freshman state Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, says he wants to encourage business development.

But at the



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Pessimism remains pervasive among small businesses
02/13/13

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Small-business owners in New Mexico and across the country have started 2013 with low expectations for the economy and their companies.

That’s the finding of a



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SBA chief stepping down
02/12/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

Karen Mills, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced her plans to resign in an e-mail to agency staff on Monday. The federal agency would not say why Mil



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NM House panel OKs health exchange proposal
02/12/13

From Businessweek:

Democratic lawmakers in New Mexico pushed ahead Tuesday with a proposal to establish a state-run health insurance exchange, despite objections from the insurance industry and Republican Gov



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How Ohio's Budget Plan Could Boost Small Business
02/11/13

Bloomberg takes a look at some intriguing fiscal ideas from Ohio:

The federal government gets lots of attention for how its policies affect the health of small companies. What states do (or don’t do) is often ov



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N.M. Business-Related Filings decline to Pre-Recession Levels
02/07/13

Good news for the state's economy, according to the Albuquerque Journal:

Business-related bankruptcies dropped last year in New Mexico to the lowest level since the pre-recession days of 2007, according t



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Space industry liability bill passes NM House
02/07/13

From AP via Businessweek:

A proposal to help New Mexico develop a commercial space travel industry is on a glide path to becoming law.

The House unanimously approved the measure on Thursday to li



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Sandia president: Laboratories can ride out budget storm
02/06/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

Sandia National Laboratories’ managers think they can weather this year’s federal budget uncertainty without any job cuts.

Sandia President Paul Hommert, in a meeting w



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Los Alamos Venture Acceleration Fund accepting 2013 applications
02/06/13

From the Los Alamos Daily Post:

The Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administ



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TVC’s Deal Stream Summit expands opportunities for companies
02/05/13

From Albuquerque Business First:



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Statewide minimum wage hike proposed
02/04/13

 From KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Following in the steps of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, state lawmakers are proposing a statewide minimum wage hike.
    
Currently, New Mexico&r



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Leadership N.M. welcomes its newest class
02/04/13

Wayne Davenport and Patty Komko, chairman and president, respectively,  of  Leadership New Mexico, write a guest piece in the Albuquerque Journal about their group:


Leadership New Mex



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Sandia Spending: $400M By Sandia To N.M. Vendors
02/03/13

From the Albuquerque Journal:



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Small Business EXHIB-IT! Promotes Nonprofits For 2013 Expo
02/03/13

Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) February 01, 2013

While the Business-to-Business Expo is now a New Mexican tradition, this year EXHIB-IT! is doing things a little different. They are allowing nonprofits to promote themselves and gather votes



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Ten Marketing Rules From Super Bowl Ads
01/31/13

Albuquerque's own Steve McKee writes on the takeaways to be learned from the ad unleashed during the Super Bowl:

To the average business owner, Super Bowl commercials often appear to be frivolous, expensive divers



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Bill to cut corporate taxes, institute single sales factor tabled
01/30/13

From the New Mexico Telegram:

The House Taxation and Revenue Committee voted to temporarily table a bill that would have both cut the corporate income tax and institute a single-sales factor. Democrats on the



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NMSBIC Plans to Expand Lending Program in 2013
01/30/13

From Finance New Mexico:

While many financial experts predict slow economic growth in 2013, the New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation (NMSBIC) is taking action to improve the economy in New Mexico by providing cap



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NM ranks poorly on state government transparency
01/29/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

New Mexico has received poor grades when it comes to transparency and the availability of information on government websites.



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New-Hire Tax Credit Would Spark N.M. Job Growth, Gov. Says
01/29/13

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Gov. Susana Martinez reiterated her legislative plan for economic development today, saying a proposed $1,000 tax credit for each new employee a company hires and new funding for



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What’s Driving the Spike in Small Business Acquisitions
01/28/13

From Bloomberg:

In October, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Bahn sold Beat The GMAT, his social network startup for MBA applicants, to Hobsons, an education technology company in Cincinnati. The money, he sa



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Gov. responds to Democrats' jobs plan
01/28/13

From KRQE:

Job losses and the difficult economy continue to steal the spotlight in Santa Fe.

Democratic lawmakers came together at the roundhouse Monday to present their jobs plan and the governor respond



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Bureau of Business and Economic Research Presents Outlook Study
01/27/13

The University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economic Research presented a report at the recent Annual Economic Outlook Conference, held January 15 in Albuquerque.

At the conference, Lee Reynis of the BBER presented  arep



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Tax credit for businesses costs New Mexico $48 million
01/27/13

From the Carlsbad Currenrt -Argus,  citing the Santa Fe New Mexican:

New Mexico's tax credit for businesses that create high-wage jobs was front and center in a recent report about tax polic



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U.S. Work Share Program Helps Employers Avoid Layoffs
01/24/13

Bloomberg explores an alternative to unemployment insurance some states are trying:

When business slowed last fall at Saint-Gobain, a plastics company in Bristol, R.I., the plant cut some employees’ hou



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To Save Spaceport Biz, Informed Consent Bill Sponsored By Both Parties
01/24/13

Clearest context to save the Spaceport business comes from the L.A. Times:

So you’re planning to blast off into outer space on a future commercial flight from New Mexico. What if things go south and you



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Buyers scarce as Mesa del Sol developer seeks exit
01/23/13

From Albuquerque Business First

Forest City Enterprises Inc., the Cleveland firm that came to Albuquerque in 2002 to build the 12,900-acre Mesa del Sol mixed-use, master-planned community that would contain 3



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There Are 2 Sides to the Coin of Business Tax Changes
01/22/13

The Albuquerque Journal looks at the darker side of some tax proposals:

The state’s major business groups, Albuquerque’s mayor and the governor are backing a bill that effectively would eliminate



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Business proposals supported
01/21/13

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Two of Albuquerque’s major business organizations say they will support Martinez administration proposals to lower corporate income tax rates, spend more money on in-plant



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Analysis: Preparing for the unthinkable: Could markets handle a U.S. default?
01/20/13

From Reuters:

Squabbling in Washington over the debt ceiling is again raising the specter that the United States may be forced to delay payments on its debt. While the stigma of a default would be damaging enough to i



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Tax Laws Leave Small Government Contractors in Limbo
01/20/13

Karren Klein at Bloomberg takes a look at how the government's fiscal crisis is affecting small contractors:

Love it or hate it, the legislation passed to avoid the “fiscal cliff” brought a me



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Unemployment claims fall again
01/17/13

Encourgaging employment figures for the nation and the state were released today, according to Albuquerque Business First:



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UNM Anderson Offers Assistance to Small Business Owners
01/17/13

Via UNM Today:

The Uni­ver­sity of New Mex­ico Small Busi­ness Insti­tute (SBI) at the Ander­son School of Man­age­ment is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for both the spring and fal



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MIOX Corp. Receives Small Business Innovation Research Grant
01/16/13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- MIOX Corporation, a leader in innovative electrochemical treatment technologies, announced it has received a Technology Enhancement for Commercial Partnerships (TECP) award from the



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Governor to propose tax credit for small businesses
01/16/13

KOB reports on one of the Governor's intitiatives for the Legislature:

One of Governor Susana Martinez’s goals this session is to make New Mexi



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NFIB Polls New Mexico Small Businesses
01/15/13

The New Mexico chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business released a poll of state small businesses as the 2013 Legislature opens:



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State Development Office offers help for exporters
01/14/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

The



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Virgin Galactic threatens to pull out of New Mexico spaceport
01/14/13

From the U.K.'s Daily Mail:



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Coding to Cut Red Tape for Startups in Santa Cruz
01/13/13

A very interesting article on Bloomberg about  one city's efforts to streamline the bureaucracy for startups - a problem this state also shares.

American small businesses hate red tape. About one in five call



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Op-Ed: It’s Time To Update N.M. Workers’ Comp Law
01/13/13

An op-ed in the Albuquerque Journal by Jack Milarch, CEO of Builders Trust of New Mexico, looks at Workers' Comp laws in the state:

It’s time to pay attention to workers’ compensation again.



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New Mexico Medicaid Expansion Will Move Forward, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez Announces
01/10/13

From The Huffington Post:

A second Republican governor has agreed to carry out an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care reform law. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced her



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SBA extends deadline for nominations
01/09/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 National Small Business Week awards has been extended to Jan. 31. The awards are sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administra



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Rio Rancho mayor, Hewlett Packard employees address job losses
01/08/13

From KOB:

First, Hewlett Packard laid off about 100 peo



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KOB: Record number of people moving away from Albuquerque
01/08/13

KOB has this report on an apparent economic migration  from Albuquerque  -- though other data, as we posted previously, indicates a long term population increase for the metro



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Oil Producers To Share Four Corners Data At Conference
01/08/13

FARMINGTON, N.M., Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An energy conference scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2013, will feature a series of presentations about new drilling for shale oil in the Mancos Shale Formation of the Four Corners Region of Northw



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Albuquerque population could reach 1 million in 2018
01/07/13

From bizjournals.com:

Fifty-two U.S. metropolitan areas currently have more than 1 million residents. Tucson, Ariz., was the latest to join the million-plus club, crossing the threshold just five months ago.



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Fiscal Cliff Deal: A Mixed Bag for Business Owners
01/06/13

Here's a good , quick summary from Bloomberg on how the last-ditch fiscal cliff agreement will affect buinsess owners:

Congress pulled off a narrow escape for the U.S. economy this week, averting a fall off the so



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State in line for millions of dollars in Schott loan clawbacks
01/06/13

From Albuquerque Business First:

The state of New Mexico will receive economic development incentive clawbacks from Schott Solar.

The Finance New Mexico program expects to receive $3.3 milli



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Governor touts plan to spur job growth
01/03/13

From KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Gov. Susana Martinez says she wants the state's New Year's resolution to be to get rid of its addiction to federally funded jobs.

On Thursday Martinez told a crowd



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New Mexico MainStreet creates 622 jobs in 2012
01/03/13

From the Deming Headlight:

ARTESIA, N.M. - New Mexico Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced the New Mexico MainStreet Program created 622 jobs across the state in 2012 during an event in Artesia



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2012: A Good Year for Small Business Finance
01/02/13

From Small Business Trends:

Small business lending improved during the past 12 months, which is good news for entrepreneurs and the economy overall. Startups and growing companies create the lion’s shar



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NM agency tallies renewable energy tax credits
01/02/13

From AP, via MSNBC:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico officials reviewed and processed thousands of requests in 2012 for tax credits and other funding aimed at boosting renewable energy development in the state.



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New year in ABQ means new minimum wage
01/01/13

From KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - It took thousands of signatures, a lengthy court battle and a political campaign.

But after a landslide of a victory at the polls in November, Albuquerque now has a new min



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New incubator aims to take university technologies to market
01/01/13

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Four new University of New Mexico technologies may be headed for a novel assembly line.

Not a product assembly line, but a company-forming incubator where the New Me



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Leadership institute open to New Mexico high school juniors
12/30/12

The Santa Fe New Mexican has an update on the Rosemont Leadership Institute project that we covered  in May -- the deadline for students to apply is fast approaching:



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Business group polishing jobs plan
12/30/12

From KRQE:

Jobs and technology were the talk of Kirtland Air Force Base Friday as business leaders mulled a plan to bring more tech employment and research to New Mexico.

The big summit brought people tog



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A Year-End Checkup to Keep Your Small Business Healthy
12/27/12

At Bloomberg.com, Karen Klein offers year-end review  techniques for your business:

Where does your business stand now? Where do you want it to go? And how will you achieve that success? A new calendar year is a



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U.S. jobless claims at near 5-year low
12/27/12

From Newsday.com:

The average number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits over the past month fell to the lowest level since March 2008, a sign that the job market is healing.


T



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NM Anti corruption bill would up penalties
12/26/12

From KRQE:

House Bill 13 pre-filed by Representative Nate Gentry, (R) Albuquerque would increase penalties for state employees, elected and appointed officials convicted of felony corruption.

Specifically



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Event to focus on business prep for ‘Angel’ funding
12/26/12

From Albuquerque Business First:

A women’s entrepreneurial education workshop series is hosting a half-day event focused on how businesses can prepare to receive funding through the New Mexico Angels or



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Oil Producers To Share Four Corners Data At Conference
12/26/12

FARMINGTON, N.M. December 20, 2012 – An oil-and-gas conference scheduled for March 18 and 19, 2013, will feature a series of announcements about new drilling for shale oil in the Four Corne



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U.S. Holiday Sales Advanced a Marginal 0.7%, SpendingPulse Says
12/25/12

From Bloomberg.com:

U.S. holiday sales growth slowed by more than half this year after gridlock in Washington soured consumers’ moods and Hurricane Sandy disrupted shopping, MasterCard Advisors Spending



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Commercial loans still on downslide
12/25/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

New Mexico’s community banks continued to shed commercial real estate and commercial and industrial loans in the third quarter.


Commercial real es



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New Mexico ready to forge new ties with Mexico
12/23/12

From the El Paso Times comes an interview by Michael Hissam, president of Trans-National Executive Communications, with Joe Barela, economic development secretary of New Mexico, on the state's economic relationship w



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Don't Panic: Fiscal Cliff Chaos Is Good News
12/23/12

From Bloomberg:

Immediately after House Speaker John Boehner’s Plan B fell apart Thursday night, Dow futures plummeted and the media freaked out (Huffington Post headline: “END OF THE WORLD“



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U.S. initial jobless claims rise by 17,000
12/20/12

From Investing.com:

The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. rose more-than-expected last week, official data showed on Thursday.

In a report, the U.S. Department of Labor sa



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Hidden Bias: Why You Should Pitch After Lunch
12/19/12

From Bloomberg comes an interesting column on bias, perception and pitching your idea:

Silicon Valley’s elite startup accelerator is getting more selective. Paul Graham recently announced that the numbe



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Forbes ranks New Mexico for business climate
12/18/12

From the New Mexico Business Weekly:

Forbes has ranked New Mexico for its business climate in a new report that takes six factors into consideration.

The state was ranked No. 43 out of the 5



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Sustainability push unites Sandia facilities and research
12/18/12

Sandia National Laboratories issued the following release regarding its new Sustainability Innovation Foundry :



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Why the Feds Want to Give Aspiring Entrepreneurs Unemployment Benefits
12/17/12

From Bloomberg:

In a recent post on the U.S. Labor Department blog, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Small Business Administration chief Karen Mills trumpeted a “common-sense” initiative to turn un



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WESST-Santa Fe To Offer New Business Development Training Series
12/17/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

WESST-Santa Fe is promoting a new business development series that kicks off in January and continues through March.

“Your Personal Business Start-up And Gr



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New Mexico Bank & Trust Announces Partnership to Provide Energy Efficiency Financing
12/17/12

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Mexico Bank & Trust announced today its partnership with BluePath Finance LLC to provide upfront financing for the installation of energy-efficient technologies used by commercial, industrial and agri



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Moving the Jobless to the Jobs—Crucial for Economic Growth
12/16/12

From Bloomberg:

Immigration is suddenly a hot topic in Washington. From an issue with about as much traction as an ice cube on a skating rink, the election (and Republican’s drubbing at the hands of Latinos) has



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US Foods Activates Solar Power System in Albuquerque
12/16/12

US Foods issued the following release about the new solar power installation at their Albuquerque distribution center:

Reinforcing its strong commitment to sustainability, US Foods today activated a 430 kilowatt solar



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SBA launches self-employment assistance program website
12/16/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

A new website that seeks to support state workforce and unemployment agencies implement or expand self-employment assistance progra



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Wineries, microbrewers, chile growers seek a leg up from NM Legislature
12/13/12

From the LasCruces Sun-News:

 

SANTA FE - Businesses with distinctive flavors of New Mexico may get tax breaks next year.

The state Legislature will consider separate bills that would al



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New Mexico small businesses helped by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists
12/13/12

The Los Alamos National Laboratory issued the following release on its website:



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Virgin Galactic's future at Spaceport uncertain
12/12/12

From todayonline.com, via AP:

ALBUQUERQUE - The deal was sold to New Mexicans in classic Richard Branson fashion. If taxpayers would build the colourful British businessman a US$209-million (S$255-million) futuristic



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Accion seeks to lend $1M in region in December
12/12/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

If your small business needs a loan before the year’s end, you might want to contact Accion New Mexico • Arizona • Colorado.

The Albuquerque-based



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Alternatives to Running Your Business From Home
12/11/12

Bloomberg's Karen Klein looks at options  for home -based entrepreneurs to change their workspace:


When Melissa Thompson began developing her online counseling business, TalkSession, in Feb



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UNM's big idea: Help add 100,000 jobs
12/10/12

From KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A recent report, "Expanding UNM's Role in Economic Development" in



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NMSU Entrepreneurship Institute accepting applications in Las Cruces
12/10/12

From Las Cuces Sun-News:

LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University's Entrepreneurship Institute is now accepting applications from inventors, technologists, researchers and small business owners for its Entrepreneur



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Albuquerque District’s Small Business Program to be Applauded at Conference
12/09/12

From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

Albuquerque District’s Small Business program for 2012 will receive three distinct accolades at the Society of American Military Engineers Annual Small Business Conference



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New Mexico expects $283M in revenue for next year
12/06/12

From Bloomberg:

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Susana Martinez will have slightly more than $280 million to cover budget increases and tax cuts next year under a new revenue forecast out



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Report: New Mexico Young Adults Out of School and Out of Work
12/05/12

From Public News Service:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) Policy Report on Youth and Work finds youth employment at its lowest level since World War II. AECF says b



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AMA: Little competition among NM health care insurers
12/04/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

When it comes to health insurance, New Mexico is a very uncompetitive place, according to a new study by the American Medical Association.

Two health insurers &nd



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ABQ Journal survey seeks out state’s top workplaces
12/03/12

ABQ Journal is part of a partnership in a new initiative to identify the state's top workplaces:

Great workplaces tend to be highly successful enterprises, and how they got that way can be learned and pas



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Businesses Invited to Attend 2012 New Mexico Employer Summit Dec. 6
12/03/12

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions sent out the following press release last week regarding the upcoming 2012 New Mexico Employer Summit:

(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of



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Albuquerque cuts developer fees in bid for growth
12/02/12

From KRQE:

 Mayor Richard J. Berry signed a new law Friday morning hoping to end a long-running fight and spur construction and business in the city.

The city will now charge developers less to build



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Obama Tries to Assuage Small Businesses' Fiscal Fears
12/02/12

From Bloomberg Businessweek:

When President Barack Obama met with small business owners at the White House on Tuesday, he tried to reassure them that he’ll reach a deal with Republicans in Congress to k



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Crowdfunding Is About to Get More Crowded
11/29/12

Bloomberg Businessweek looks at the latest developments in crowdfunding:

When Medigram, a Silicon Valley startup that makes a messaging app for medical professionals, wanted to raise money earlier this year,



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PNM Seeks Renewable Energy Proposals for 2015
11/28/12

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), New Mexico’s largest electric utility, has issued a request for proposals or RFP for renewable energy projects that will decrease it



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Michael Hissam: New Mexico ready to cash in on export growth
11/26/12

An interesting guest article by Michael Hissam, president of Trans-National Executive Communications, in the El Paso Times looks at New Mexico's strong growth in exports:

Southern New Mexico and



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Shoppers support local stores during Small Business Saturday
11/25/12

From KOB:

Small business owners in Albuquerque had a good day Saturday, and said they even competed with big corporate stores on Friday. Small Business Saturday became a nationwide trend in 2010, and since it started,



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Jobless rate drops slightly in New Mexico
11/25/12

Bloomberg Businessweek carries the latest unemployment numbers for the state, via AP:

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP)



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Planning for NM trade mission to Israel under way
11/20/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

Israel is New Mexico’s second-largest international trading partner, after Mexico.

Last year, New Mexico exported $442 million in goods to Israel, and an ad



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New Mexico still struggling in job market
11/20/12

From KOB:

...The great recession started in December 2007, and New Mexico is still struggling to recover from it.

The Albuquerque metro area ranks 91st out of 102 American cities when it comes to the perc



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Small business owners “nervous” about looming fiscal cliff
11/19/12

A good report from Reuters on how small business owners are thinking about the fiscal cliff:

Eric Blinderman, who had to shut down his two upscale New York restaurants for a week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, s



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Cuts in federal spending weigh on N.M. economy
11/19/12

From ABQ Journal:

New Mexico’s economy seriously lags the rest of the country, and slowing federal spending is a major reason why, according to the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’



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More Small Retailers Sour on Daily Deal Sites
11/18/12

Interesting read from Bloomberg on how daily deal sites aren't working for some businesses:

Josh Neblett, co-founder and chief executive of online retailer GreenCupboards, is busy planning how he’ll



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Winners, losers, spend big money on minimum wage battle
11/18/12

The NM Telegram looks at the money spent on the Albuquerque minimum wage battle:

The battle to raise the minimum wage $1 an hour in Albuquerque cost three well-financed groups nearly $500,000.



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Arts a $300M Industry in ABQ Area
11/15/12

From the ABQ Journal:

The arts in the Albuquerque area is an industry that contributes more than $300 million a year to the local economy, according to three national studies of the arts that were described W



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‘Small Business Saturday’ focus is local economy, jobs
11/15/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The Albuquerque South Valley Small Business Development Center is encouraging Albuquerque area consumers to participate in “Small Business Saturday” Nov. 24.



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JetBlue to launch nonstop service from ABQ to NYC's JFK
11/14/12

New Mexico Business Weekly reports on a new non stop air service between Albuquerque and  New York City announced Wednesday:

Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry announced Wednesday at his State of the Cit



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New Mexico moves ahead with health exchange
11/14/12

From AP, via CanadianBusiness.com :

Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is moving ahead to establish a state-run clearinghouse to help small businesses and tens of thousands of individuals find affordable health



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NM Green Chamber Announces Top Business Recyclers
11/13/12

From HispanicBusiness.com:

The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce (NMGCC) this week recognized 34 businesses for their efforts to recycle and reduce their waste in time for America Recycles Day (Nov. 15).



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Marketing Strategies For Nonprofits To Be Discussed At Lunchtime Panel
11/13/12

The New Mexico American Marketing Association  will host a panel discussion exploring marketing strategies for nonprofit organizations on Nov. 15.

Accroding to a



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N.M. Business Bankruptcies Dip
11/13/12

From the ABQ Journal:

Business-related bankruptcies in New Mexico dropped to the lowest level in six years during the 12 months ending with September, in line with the national trend, according to federal dat



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TARP Verdict: Bailouts Failed to Help Small Business
11/11/12

From Bloomberg:

A new report commissioned by the Small Business Administration confirms what a lot of business owners felt in the four years since the financial cr



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Coca-Cola inks deal with N.M. made recovery drink
11/11/12

According to the New Mexico Business Weekly,

The sports recovery drink CorePower, made in the small town of Dexter in southeast New Mexico, could be a nationwide brand by 2014.


Anders P



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WESST Expands “2012 Job Creation Challenge” by $50,000 after reaching its initial goal of r
11/08/12

According to the New Mexico Business Weekly,

WESST is expanding its “2012 Job Creation Challenge” by $50,000 after reaching its initial goal of raising $100,000.

The challenge seeks t



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Hobbs sees record GRT base spurred by oil, gas boom
11/08/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The economy of Hobbs in southeastern New Mexico is booming.

Fueled by the oil and gas boom, businesses in the city of 34,000 in Lea County recorded $375 million i



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N.M. Home Prices Rise, Joining National Trend
11/07/12

From the  ABQJournal:

Home prices in New Mexico increased 3.2 percent in September from a year earlier, a hopeful sign of momentum in the residential market that’s being seen across most of the cou



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SBA Hosts Webinar For Business Winter Prep
11/06/12

The Small Business Administration is offering an online session from 12  noon  to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to help business owners prepare for the challenges of winter weather.

The SBA released the following informa



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Apple Said to Be Exploring Switch From Intel for Mac
11/06/12

From Bloomberg:

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is exploring ways to replace Intel Corp. (INTC) processors in its Mac personal computers with a version of the chip technology it uses in the iPhone and iPad, according to people fami



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New Mexico Green Chamber picks executive director of Santa Fe chapter
11/05/12

From New Mexico Bsiness Weekly:

The New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Fe Green Chamber steering committee have named Glenn Schiffbauer the new executive director of its newly formed Santa Fe



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Santa Fe company asks N.C. to approve solar project
11/04/12

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

A Santa Fe company has asked the state government in North Carolina to approve plans for a large solar power generation project on private land there.

Amenergy Inc.



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Economic Development Secretary looks to private sector for job growth
11/04/12

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela looks off the fiscal cliff and sees New Mexico’s future.

Now his job is convincing the Legislature to share that vis



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Deadline looms for Velocity Project applications
11/04/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The deadline to apply for the City of Santa Fe Economic Development Division’s Velocity Project is Nov. 9.

The Velocity Project is an entrepreneurial a



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Leading Indexes Show Increased Economic Activity in 49 States - Except NM
11/04/12

According to its report, "the



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Slumping Small Business Hiring: Obama's Fault?
11/01/12

From Bloomberg, Scott Shane takes " a look at how small business employment has fared over the Obama presidency, and it doesn’t jibe with the administration’s story:"

It’s tru



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10 New Mexico firms chosen for ‘economic gardening’ program
11/01/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

Ten small businesses from Las Cruces to Albuquerque have been chosen to participate in the New Mexico Economic Gardening Pilot Program.

The New Mexico Association



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Tax Changes Pitched for Job Growth
10/31/12

From the ABQ Journal:

 

 
New Mexico needs to cut its corporate income tax rates and change the way those taxes are calculated if it is to replace the jobs being lost today to fe



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Alon Brand’s Dollar Aisle 2.0
10/30/12

From cspnet.com comes this report on Alon Brands' (the convenience store firm that runs the Alon and  7-Eleven franchises) testing of a new dollar-store concept for its Albuquerque and El Paso markets:

ALBUQU



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Desert View: Ruben Martinez on Boom and Bust in the "New" Southwest
10/29/12

While not really "business" per se,  Ruben Martinez' new book "Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West," is worth a look. The book paints a detailed picture of the complex social dynamics gov



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Santa Fe job numbers show improvement
10/29/12

From The Santa Fe New Mexican :

Santa Fe’s economy is still being buoyed by a boost in tourism and hospitality — and thanks to a stabilization in the government sector, the region is doing better



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Helping Businesses and Banks Hook Up
10/28/12

From Bloomberg, an article on four startups  competing to help smaller companies get loans:

Shalinder Kular and his partners own around two dozen gas stations and 15 Subway franchises in Indiana employing more th



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Retooling your organization or business for 3.0 communications (pt 2)
10/28/12

Last week, I looked at a couple of different ideas for reorganizing your business to better meet modern communications challenges.

But how is the best way to implement su



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Group hopes to boost aviation jobs in N.M.
10/25/12

From KRQE:

Aviation is big business here in New Mexico, and now industry leaders want to make it even bigger.

During a roundtable session at the Albuquerque Sunport Wednesday employers discussed how they



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Lovelace, ABQ Health Partners reach agreement to help 3,000 patients
10/25/12

At least some patients are getting their concerns met in the wake of the lawsuit filed against ABQ Health Partners by Lovelace.

New Mexico Bsuiness Weekly



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Retooling your organization or business for 3.0 communications (pt 1)
10/25/12

Good outbound communication and messaging starts with good internal communication.

The slickest PR campaign or social media policy will fail spectacularly if there's not an effective organizational structure to impl



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Shedding Light on Unconventional Funding Paths
10/24/12

Nice piece from Karen Klein at Bloomberg:

Aspiring entrepreneurs often hope to convince wealthy individuals to buy stakes in their nascent ventures. With angel investors putting $9.2 billion in U.S. companies during t



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Nova Corp. expands plans for huge data center
10/24/12

from New Mexico Business Weekly:

Nova Corp.’s president says the company’s new date for breaking ground on its data center at Mesa del Sol has been moved to the end of the first quarter of 2013.



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Boeing Posts Better-Than-Expected Profit, Raises Forecast for a 3rd Time
10/24/12

According to a New York Times article, business for Boeing is booming:

Boeing reported



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MRCOG Study Shows WESST’s Significant Economic Impact
10/23/12

 

According to an article on WESST's website,

An


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Minimum Wage Fight Gears Up
10/23/12

From the Albuquerque Journal comes the latest summary of the city's minimum wage debate:

Activists, lawyers and politicians have had their say. Now, it’s voters’ turn.

A proposal



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Newsweek's Green Rankings 2012: Greenest Energy Companies in the U.S.
10/23/12

Nice visual treatment of the Newsweek story, from The  Daily Beast:



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Lovelace Health Plan sues ABQ Health Partners, holds town halls for customers
10/22/12

The fallout from the lawsuit filed by Lovelace against ABQ Health Partners continues, as both sides ratchet up the communiques and Lovelace organizes town hall meetings for its customers. Here's some of the latest news output:



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Regardless of Who Wins, Sole Proprietors Will Pay More Taxes
10/22/12

Interesting commentary on Bloomberg  from Scott Shane:

In the second presidential debate, President Obama reiterated his claim that his tax policy would only raise taxes on 3 percent of small business ow



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Finding Social Media's Most Influential Influencers
10/18/12

Great  piece in Bloomberg today on two new social media startups taking on  Klout:

Marketers have long mined data from social networks for “influencers,” people whose favorable tweets an



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Ball Aerospace Wins National Assessment Group Contract
10/18/12

From PR Newswire, appearing on Herald Online:

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has won its fifth consecutive task order contract for Engineering and Technical Support from the National Assessment



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New tactic fighting minimum wage hike
10/17/12

From KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Let the battle really begin.

Opponents of Albuquerque's proposed minimum-wage hike unveiled their new attack ad while two city councilors also claim a hike would



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USDA lends financial support to create rural business growth, jobs
10/16/12

From the Las Cruces Sun-News:

ALBUQUERQUE - The USDA Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner helped celebrate the obligation of $400,000 to the New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund also known as



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Economists Forecast Listless Growth
10/16/12

From AP, via the Albuquerque Journal:

Economists foresee only tepid growth for the coming year, with unemployment back above 8 percent for the first half of 2013, according to a quarterly survey by the Nation



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Creative ABQ holds third annual symposium
10/15/12

Creative Albuquerque, a non-profit  "with the purpose of affecting policy that results in a vibrant creative economy" per its website, is holding its third annual Symposium on th



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Metro’s office vacancy rate continues its upward climb
10/15/12

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the  vacancy rate for office space in the  metro area has been  at 18 percent or higher for rhe past three years:

If the office market is a reflection



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Three Economic Scenarios Marketers Should Plan for Now
10/14/12

In his most recent column for Bloomberg, Albuquerque's SteveMcKee outlines marketing strategies for  three  economic climates:

With a new round of quantitative easing upon us, the forthcoming election, a



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Pacheco: Infrastructure Concern At Border Governors Conference
10/14/12

An article from Jerry Pacheco -- executive director of the International Business Accelerator, a trade counseling and training program of the New Mexico Small Business Development Centers Network --  details the recent border governor



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Santa Fe Gold Announces Heads of Agreement for Merger with International Goldfields Limited
10/11/12


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Santa Fe Gold Corporation today announced that it has signed a Binding Heads of Agreement to pursue a business combination with International Goldfields Limited.

Key terms of the transact



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Kinesio Medical Tape To Be Made In Albuquerque
10/11/12

From the Albuquerque Journal:

The company behind a popular brand of therapeutic tape has moved its manufacturing operations to Albuquerque.

Kinesio Holding Corp. – which already has its cor



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Business deal to create Clovis jobs in limbo
10/10/12

From KRQE-TV:

CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A deal made to bring hundreds of jobs to New Mexico, is still in limbo. Taxpayer money was used, and now the city of Clovis is giving the company that signed the deal a strict deadl



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Free business development workshop for Silver City veterans
10/10/12

From the Silver City Sun-News:

SILVER CITY — The New Mexico Veterans' Business Outreach Center is hosting a Business Development Workshop in Silver City for veterans who want to start their own



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EMCORE Awarded Solar Panel Manufacturing Contract
10/10/12

Albuquerque's EMCORE Corporation announced its new contract to produce solar panels for the new AMOS-6 telecommunication satellite today in the following press release:

 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct 10, 2012



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Women-owned businesses on the rise nationally, in NM
10/09/12

New Mexico Business Weekly  article summarizes some latest demographic studies:

New Mex



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Solar businesses alive and well in New Mexico
10/08/12

From AP, via the Ventura County Star:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's solar manufacturing industry is alive and well despite a market glut of solar panels that forced one producer to close its doors



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The 20/20 Campaign Recognizes Eight High Growth Companies in Northern New Mexico
10/07/12

Eight companies were announced on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Spirit of Innovation event in Santa Fe as part of the 20/20 Campaign to celebrate small businesses in Northern New Mexico. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6 to 8



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Why Immigrant Entrepreneurship Is Stalling
10/07/12

Interesting report  from Bloomberg last week on a new report  on immigrant entrepreneurship:

For the first time in decades, the rate of skilled immigrants starting businesses in high-tech industries in the U



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Survey Finds September Hiring Slows
10/04/12

From ABQJournal.com:

WASHINGTON – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in September than August, a sign that slow growth may be holding back hiring.


Payroll proc



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Power plan beefs up existing lines in NM
10/04/12

From AP, via KRQE:

A proposed $350 million transmission project is one step closer to opening northeastern New Mexico to more solar and wind energy development thanks to a decision by federal regulators.



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Minority Business Development Agencies to Spring Up in Cities With Large American Indian Populations
10/03/12

From Indian Country Today:

A competitive grant process landed the Albuquerque-based American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico (AICCNM) $1,275,000 to operate a new



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Tesla Fires Up Solar-Powered Charging Stations
10/03/12

From Bloomberg:

"You will be able to drive free forever on pure sunlight. I think it’s pretty hard to beat that.”

 



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ABQ Journal: Suggestions for Jump-Starting the Recovery in N.M.
10/02/12

With a rather cynical and dour -- but not inaccurate -- conclusion, Journal writer Winthrop Quigley covers the recent economic development summit at UNM along with the Journal's own Economy Watch survey:

Peop



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New Mexico Leading State for Export Growth
10/02/12

Appearing on the Cibola Beacon:

The International Trade Administration (ITA) recentl



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UNM, Investors partner up on medical projects
10/01/12

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Newly developed University of New Mexico technologies may soon help doctors stem damage from strokes and better heal wounds thanks to collaboration between UNM and a group of &ld



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Op-Ed: More Dismal Science for Would-Be Entrepreneurs
09/30/12

A great piece from Scott Shane at Bloomberg touting the virtues of studying microeconomics for business students:

 

Teaching entrepreneurship is a growth business for U.S. business schools. The number



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Reservations double for 2012 Balloon Fiesta
09/30/12

According to a report from KRQE,

Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta is less than a week away and if early indications about the event turn out to be true, it could be extremely uplifting to the city's



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Spaceport America: Still Waiting For Promised Reward
09/27/12

Two days ago, we carried a KRWG report on the  southern New Mexico spaceport 's progress . Thsi report on Red Orbit digs a little deeper into the economic progress of



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Job Training Incentives Program Approves $1,350,664 in Funds for 311 NM Jobs
09/27/12

The New Mexico Department of Economic Development issued the following news release:


The Job Training Incentives Program (JTIP) board approved $1,359,664 in funding at its September meeting. This funding will aid in the crea



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Bernalillo County approves Lowe’s incentives
09/27/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The Bernalillo County Commission has approved economic development incentives that seek to help Lowe’s Home Improvement create 300 new jobs in Albuquerque.



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Is the Small Business Lobby Really All About Big Business?
09/26/12

From Bloomberg:

The conservative leanings of the National Federation of Independent Business, the small business lobbying group that describes itself as “a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization,” ha



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Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations to open in ABQ
09/25/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations USA Inc. is opening in Albuquerque, and the State Land Office will hold a ribbon-cutting for Sumitomo Oct. 4.

Sumitomo w



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Spaceport Moves Closer To December 2013 Opening
09/25/12

 

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) Board of Directors approved the award of two new contracts this week, moving the spaceport closer to its grand opening in December 2013. The board approved the award of the runway modi



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ABQ’s Economy Defies Recovery
09/24/12

From the Albuquerque Journal:

Something is holding the Albuquerque and New Mexico economies down, but the data available to economists aren’t revealing what it might be, said Lee Reynis, director of the



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Sacred Power lands $4M solar panel contract with Navy
09/24/12

From the New Mexico Business Weekly:

Sacred Power Corp. of Albuquerque recently signed a $4 million contract with the U.S. Navy to provide solar panels at nine bases around the country.

Sacred Po



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Business Development Funds to NMSU
09/23/12

From AP, via Albuquerque Journal:

New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center has been awarded $1 milli



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UNM’s Anderson School, NM Corrections Dept. partner on business project
09/23/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management and the New Mexico Corrections Department announced a new partnership Sept. 18.


The p



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P4Q to open solar electronics factory in Albuquerque
09/20/12

A brief article of note for New Mexicans appeared in Power Engineering .com today:

P4Q USA Inc., a Spanish supplier of



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UNM Hosts Economic Development Summit
09/20/12

 From the Albuquerque Journal:

An economic development summit in Albuquerque on Friday aims to generate bright ideas from researchers, innovators, businesspeople and professionals about how the Universit



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N.M. dodges Amazon sales tax — for now
09/19/12

From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

Even though the biggest Internet retailer starts collecting sales tax in California on Saturday, it will probably take an act of Congress before Amazon or another online seller



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City leaders take initiative to promote Albuquerque to decision makers
09/19/12

From KRQE:

Mayor Richard J. Berry is currently on a multiple-city site visit to the east coast to encourage business development and expansion in the Albuquerque area. He is joined by Albuquerque Economic Development



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Carbon-Neutral Fuel Developer With NM Demo Plant Partners With Audi
09/19/12

This  on Boston.com:

Joule Unlimited Technologies Inc., a



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American Indian Chamber lands $1.3 million for business center
09/18/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico h



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Four Resources for Hispanic Business Owners
09/18/12

From Fox Business:

September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. With a population that has reached over 50 million, Hispanics are the fastest growing class of citizens in the United States.



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Rebirth of solar technology plant to bring jobs back to Albuquerque
09/17/12

From KOB:

More jobs appear to be on the way for Albuquerque as a new company moves in to take over for Schott Solar.



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Pioneers of Eco-Friendly Laundry
09/16/12

From Bloomberg BusinessWeekly:

Inspiration hit Phillipe Christodoulou outside an Argentine laundry: A customer was



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Small Biz Gets Plenty of Love, but Where's the Action?
09/16/12

Nice piece on Bloomberg about  how the variety within the small business sphere gets swallowed up by politics:

In election years, Democrats and Republicans talk about small businesses as the epitome of A



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Defense contractor relocating to Albuquerque
09/13/12

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Defense contractor Air USA is moving is corporate headquarters to New Mexico.
Company officials joined Gov. Susana Martinez and Mayor Richard Berry Wednesday to announce they are moving from Quincy, Ill., to Albuque



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New economic index finds ABQ lagging
09/13/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

A new economic index seeks to identify the markets in the U.S. that are strongest economically, and found Albuquerque among the bottom third.

American City B



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U.S. Dept of Commerce Invests $1 Million to Establish Arts-Based Business Incubator in NM
09/12/12

WASHINGTON - Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank today announced a $1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to the Keshet Dance Company of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The funding will help the company purchase a facility



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Construction waste, recycling are topics at CFMA event
09/12/12

The Albuquerque chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association is hosting an event that will focus on construction waste and recycling.


The speakers at the event are Lindsay Duncan and Mike Halcom of Halcom Con



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What Limits Hispanic Entrepreneurs
09/11/12

A very interesting piece from Bloomberg last week --- if  you didnt see it,  you should:

When broadcast television and Internet data streams out of the Democratic National Convention this week, Louis Romero



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Startup New Mexico Joins the Ranks of Startup America Regions
09/11/12

A noteworthy press release came my way:

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012)  Startup New Mexico



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China Dominates Renewable Energy Markets; U.S. A Falling No. 2
09/10/12

From domesticfuel.com:

According to the most recent Global Renewable Energy Country Attractiven



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Creative Albuquerque and National Hispanic Cultural Center Host Creative Economy Symposium
09/09/12

Creative Albuquerque, in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, is proud to announce its third annual Albuquerque Symposium on the Creative Economy October 19, 2012 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

The corne



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Typo may shelve Albuquerque minimum wage push
09/09/12

Msn.com  is running a story on the typo in Albuquerque's minimum wage referendum:

A referendum aimed at increasing the minimum wage in Albuquerque may not make in on the city's ballot because of an unexpe



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IRS, UNM to host nonprofit workshops in Albuquerque
09/06/12

From New Mexico Business Weekly:

The Internal Revenue Service and the University of New Mexico are offering two, one-day workshops Sept. 28 and Sept. 29 in Albuquerque for small to medium-sized 501(c)3 t



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SF Reporter: Solving unemployment is far more complex than it appears
09/05/12

Nice reporting  by SF Reporter  on some of the more subtle consequences of  long -term unemployment:

A few weeks ago, Sonia Montoya, 26, landed a job interview at Garcia Nissan Santa Fe, off St



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KAFB Fuel-Leak Saga Covered By L.A.Times
09/05/12

The jet propellant and aviation gas leaking into the aquifer at  Kirtland Air Force Base is a well-known story to New Mexicans, but it  also caught the attention of the L.A. Times, who did their own report:



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In-State Preference Problems Persist
09/03/12

From the Albuquerque Journal:

In the latest snafu surrounding the new in-state bidding preference for government projects, nearly 40 businesses and contractors certified by the state now have to reapply or lo



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KRQE: Jobless benefits to see cuts in N.M.
09/03/12

According to a report from KRQE-TV,

... The struggle to find work could get tougher soon. Anyone who lost a job in June or earlier potentially could have been eligible for 73 weeks of state and federal unemployment be



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US Bank expanding footprint in N.M.
09/03/12

Appearing on equities.com but attributed to the Journal is an article on the increased presence of U.S.Bank in the state:



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Convention Business Shows Signs of Life
08/30/12

The  Albuquerque Journal has an optimistic update on the city's convention business:

The bleeding might finally have stopped on the local convention and meeting scene.

Booking



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Sandia Science & Technology Park Fuels Economy with Jobs, Tax Revenue, Spending
08/29/12

The U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories issued the following news release:


The $1.89 billion in economic activity generated by the Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) since it was establ



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Udall: Partisan Politics Hurting U.S. Economy
08/29/12

From the Albuquerque Journal :

New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall told Albuquerque business leaders Monday that partisan politics in Washington are stalling the nation’s economic recovery.

“Go



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KRQE: Governor's book buy irks local sellers
08/29/12

From KRQE:

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — Gov. Susana Martinez, known for touting support for local businesses, is taking heat from book dealers for going out of state for books handed out to every New Mexico first-grader



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San Diego’s Sapphire Energy Producing Green Crude From NM Algae Farm
08/28/12

From Xconomy:

San Diego’s Sapphire Energy says today it has harvested 81 tons of algal biomass from its farm in Columbus, N.M., less than two months after the first phase of its “green crude farm&



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Albuquerque recycling centers shut down
08/27/12

 

From Resource Recycling comes this article:

Six scrap metal recycling centers in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been shut down in the wake of a crackdown



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Bloomberg Businessweek Adds Context to NMFA Scandal Coverage
08/23/12

The New Mexico Finance Authority scandal has caught the attention of Bloomberg Businessweek, where reporter Amanda J. Crawford posted a nice story on the affair this week.

After a sharp, concise summary , Crawford



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KRQE: International trade alliance formed
08/23/12

According to a KRQE blog post,

The newly formed Albuquerque-Bernalillo County International Trade Alliance is inaugurating itself wit



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KRQE: PNM to vacate downtown ABQ building
08/22/12

KRQE is reporting on the latest addition to  downtown vacancies:

Albuquerque office buildings are getting increasingly empty with the highest amount of office vacancies in about 20 years, according to statistics



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LANL Critical to area's economic health
08/22/12

The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce blog  is carrying a story from The New Mexico Business Weekly on how cuts at Los Alamos National Laboratory are rippling throuh the area's economy:

While the imp



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Organizations Team Up for Technology Weekend
08/21/12

From the New Mexico Tech Council comes this update  on some upcoming events this weekend:

School’s back in session, the monsoonal rains have returned and we’re glad to be part of an upswing in larger



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Study: Climate Change Threatens New Mexico Ski Season
08/16/12

An article apprearing in HispanicBusiness.com (but attributed to the Santa Fe New Mexican ) states that New Mexico's ski industry  is at risk due to climate change.

According to the article,



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Microbusinesses Eke Out Slow Recovery
08/15/12

Some recent articles are painting a slow recovery picture for  microbusinesses.

On Bloomberg.com, an article entitled "



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Corporate Social Responsibility: Distinction or Distraction?
08/14/12

A good article on Bloomberg (by Albuquerque's own Steve McKee) looks at the kinds of  decisions and assessments companies need to consider  in their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategies.

McKee lays out



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KOB: After arrests, what's next for the New Mexico Finance Authority?
08/09/12

Good article and news clip from KOB regarding the New Mexico Finance Authority's current woes:

Immediately after being released from jail Wednesday,  the former controller of the New Mexico Finance Autho



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Bloomberg: Time to See Older Workers as an Asset
08/07/12

A thoughtful article on the Bloomberg web site today  advocates for the value in an older work force:



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Key Economic Indicators Due This Week
07/30/12

A great reminder on Christopher Power's  blog  about  some major economic data due to be released this week:



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AP: Albuquerque Company's Athletic Tape A Staple For Numerous Olympic Athletes
07/29/12

Via AP via the Albuquerque Journal, a  nice feature  on an Albuquerque company whose product is a big help for Olympic atheletes:

Albuquerque-based Kinesio Holding Co. has never paid an athlete to wear



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Bloomberg: Getting Started in Government Contracting
07/26/12

Very helpful and informative column from Karen Klein on getting your business to do business with the government:
 

...Browse the Federal Business Opportunities website to see what kinds of contract oppor



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PNM Pay Center Dispute Lives On
07/24/12

Though originally in the Albuquerque Journal, this story was picked up by Knight Ridder and



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NM Leads Nation In Job Losses, Even As Unemployment Dips
07/23/12

According to an  Associated Press article Friday, 

The federal government reports New Mexico and two other states had the nation's



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Will An Albuquerque Minimum Wage Hike Affect Your Business?
07/22/12

According to an article in the New Mexico Business Weekly,

The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce



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Bloomberg: Using a Barter Exchange to Conserve Cash
07/15/12

Some out -of-the-box perspectives from Bloomberg last week as Karen Klein interviews Chief Executive Officer John Strabley of  International Monetary Systems on how rthe concpet of barter can help businesses with cash flow:



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AP: NM's state revenues to be higher than expected
07/15/12

From the Associated Press, via MSNBC:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Revenue levels for the state of New Mexico will come in roughly $250 million



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NM Ranks 36th For Business in CNBC Study
07/12/12

New Mexico squeaks out of the bottom third in CBNC's new study of "America's Top States for Business," ranking 36th and tieing with Kentucky.

Local reaction has p



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New Mexico's Top 10 Tech Companies By Revenue
06/27/12

From Avionics Intelligence comes this summary of the state's top ten revenue-producing tech companies. The list is part of the New Mexico Flying 40, which annually honors the state's fastest-growing companies.



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Four Principles For Small Businesses Using Social Media
06/11/12

I've fielded some inquiries lately on social media tips for small businesses, both from small businesses and as part of some online discussions. It's a hard question to answer, because every business, market, audience, and goal is diffe



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NM Business Weekly: Mesa del Sol Unveils Aperture Center Microgrid
05/18/12

From the NM Business Weekly :

Public and private sector officials from Japan joined New Mexico of



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Lab Partnership Program Seeks Small-Business Groups Needing Technical Help
05/17/12

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program is looking for groups of companies facing common challenges that could use technical assistance from researchers at Sandia and Los Alamos nation



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New business turns Texas oil field waste into drinking water
05/15/12

CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas — A team of scientists and oil business executives from Canada and New Mexico have performed a West Texas miracle.

Instead of turning water into wine, these four men have turned an oil field waste by-prod



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New Mexico Center for Energy Policy's Dr. Daniel Fine speaks on I Spy Radio on speculation,Shale-Oi
04/17/12

 

 

Hear New Mexico Center for Energy Policy's Dr. Daniel Fine speaks on I Spy Radio on energy speculation,The future of Shale & Oil, fracking, ele



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Dr Daniel Fine, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy speaks on North Carolina's approach to shale ga
02/28/12

Daniel Fine
New Mexico Center for Energy Policy : Energy

Dr. Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fine



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Dr Daniel Fine, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy speaks on North Carolina's approach to shale ga
02/28/12

Dr. Daniel Fine of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." Fine offered these comments during a Feb. 27, 2012, presentation to the John Lock



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"Neighborhood" nuclear startup Hyperion loses founding members
02/16/12

Almost five years after Hyperion was formed to build refrigerator-size sealed nuclear power units capable of providing electricity for 20,000 homes, five founders have left to start a new venture dealing with energy, not necessarily nuclear. They're



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Officials Return From Western Gas Fields ‘Invigorated’
02/04/12

Participants in a recent shale gas energy conference held in Hobbs, New Mexico, referred to a whirlwind trip to Lea County, NM, as exhausting but enlightening. Bradford County Commissioners Doug McLinko, Mark Smith, and Daryl Miller, Susquehanna



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Commissioners visit New Mexico for natural gas conference
01/30/12

BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN (Staff Writer)Published: January 21, 2012TOWANDA - While Bradford County has experienced extensive gas drilling for a few years, what will it be like after the drilling has gone on for decades?The three Bradford County



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Shale Gas & Conventional Gas: From Pennsylvania to New Mexico conference a great success!
01/29/12

New Mexico Center for Energy Policy : EnergyThanks to everyone who attended Shale Gas & Conventional Gas: From Pennsylvania to New Mexico sponsored by the EnergyPlex Lea County (http://energyplexnm.com/default.aspx) and New Mexico Tech (New Mexic



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Bill to give tax incentive to Tres Amigas grid project gets hearing
01/26/12

Tres Amigas, the ambitious startup planning to link major electrical grids and to make it possible to sell renewable energy into them would apparently be subject to New Mexico's gross receipts tax, so House Bill 116 proposes to give the company a tax



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Energy Conference Focuses On Shale Gas Hot-Button Issues
01/11/12

SOCORRO, N.M. January 10, 2012 As oil companies deploy hundreds of wells in northeast Pennsylvania to tap into the lucrative shale gas deposits, many are weighing the environmental impacts, the economic outlook and the regulatory climate related



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Job Opportunity - Senior Sales Consultant
12/29/11

SolarGlass Window & Door owns and operates the Marvin Design Gallery in Santa Fe and a satellite showroom in Albuquerque. We are looking for an addition to our sales team.Our Senior Sales Consultant will be based in Santa Fe and will be responsi



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Shale Gas & Conventional Gas: From Pennsylvania to New Mexico
12/27/11

January 12-13, 2012, Lea County Event Center, Hobbs, NM, EnergyPlex Conference Series 2012HOBBS, N.M., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 12 and 13, the Economic Development Corporation of Lea County and the New Mexico Tech Univers



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Solar Industry Sees Market Growth, Bright Days Ahead
10/20/11

By Derek TopDespite the infamous factory closing by Solyndra -- and subsequent political fallout -- the solar industry as a whole grew 6.8 percent nationally in the 12-month period that ended in August. This growth compared to an overall U.S. job



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Solar-powered water pump developed by NMSU students
09/18/11

In response to a survey, farmers and ranchers in New Mexico told the Cooperative Extension Service that they needed alternatives to expensive fossil fuel for pumps in remote fields. Craig Ricketts, an engineering professor at New Mexico State, su



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USDA Awards More Than 900 Grants for Renewable, Energy Efficient Projects
09/07/11

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced grants for more than 900 agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. Secretary Vilsack made the ann



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University of New Mexico at Los Alamos Receives $874,0000 Grant
09/01/11

The University of New Mexico at Los Alamos recently received its largest grant ever, and its first from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Its purpose is to improve and market its Applied Technologies program. The associates degree program offer



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Mt. Taylor uranium mine: clean up or keep on stand-by for new production and 1,000 jobs?
08/23/11

It's a story that's been covered by publications as diverse as The New York Times, San Diego Reader and Indian Country Today: a hearing before the New Mexico state Mining and Minerals Department heard testimony from both sides in a dispute over a ura



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Infographic answers the question: do green jobs really exist?
08/22/11

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is an infographic -- with words and pictures-- worth? Co.design is a site dedicated to the proposition that infographics and design in general are worth a great deal. Timothy Kaung, editor of co.de



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How can Washington green the economy?
08/16/11

The Brookings Institution is the latest organization to find job-creating potential in the green economy, but honest disagreements persist about what policy steps are the likeliest to realize that potential, and what can be done about the barriers.



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Udall to co-sponsor bill to level biofuels field, helping algae
08/14/11

Algae-based biofuels, such as those planned by Sapphire Energy and others in southern New Mexico, would get a boost from legislation planned by New Mexico's Democratic Senator Tom Udall and Idaho's Republican Mike Crapo.The current Renewable Fuel



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More clean energy companies eligible to receive support from Dept. of Energy programs
08/10/11

Originally limited to direct participants in DOE programs, the Clean Energy Alliance and Partnership can now also assist any companies receiving support from any federal agency. The Clean Energy Alliance is a network of incubators focused on comp



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Scoop: Martinez repeal of energy conservation code based on one company's cost estimate
07/21/11

In Wednesday morning's call-in show on KUNM radio, New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department Superintendent J. Dee Dennis, Jr. revealed, apparently for the first time, that the decision to repeal the more stringent code the Richardson administra



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'Algaepreneurs' to meet in Santa Fe
07/18/11

The National Algae Association, dedicated to fast-tracking this renewable, generally "drop-in" alternative to fossil fuels, is holding its next meeting at Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, August 1. "Committed speakers include AlgaeVenture Sy



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Albuquerque metro area ranks 10th in rate of growth of green collar jobs
07/14/11

A new report from the Brookings Institution, "Sizing the Clean Economy" is a comprehensive pass at measuring the popular but vague phrases, green economy and green jobs.The report notes that green jobs actually are buried throughout the entire ec



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Albuquerque gets electric vehicle charging stations, first in state
06/30/11

Coulomb Technologies opened two charging stations in downtown Albuquerque, which by arrangement with Mayor Richard Berry, will be free for six months. Only 68 to go to tie Google, which has 70 just for its staff.



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Public Service Company required to produce wind power, not just buy credits
06/06/11

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission rejected Public Service Company's renewable energy plan 5-0, insisting that the company support new generation of energy, especially wind. Read the story in the Las Cruces Sun-News below.



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McKinsey consultants see cause for "real alarm" for U.S. competitiveness
05/24/11

Worrying about U.S. competitiveness over the decades has occasionally seemed overblown, but after four years of financially engineered economic collapse and a slow-motion recovery, it seems especially pertinent to take a deep look. McKinsey's Quarter



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What does Toshiba's purchase of major smart meter company mean for New Mexico?
05/19/11

After a few weeks of spirited bidding, it was revealed today that Toshiba outbid Siemens, Honeywell, GE and other multinational companies for Landis & Gyr, the Swiss company that is one of the world's leading manufacturers of smart meters -- an essen



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If Denmark can make the transition to a low-carbon economy, why can't we?
05/19/11

Worldwatch has a blog post by Anders tervang, First Secretary, Economic Affairs, Danish Embassy, in which he describes how Denmark made the decision to move to a low-carbon economy, the progress they've made to date, the discoveries -- particularly



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Nuclear industry cluster developing in southeast New Mexico
05/19/11

Since the international conference The Uranium Fuel Cycle took place at the end of April in Hobbs, more people have begun to appreciate that the nuclear industry is not just the power plants whose cooling towers are so recognizable, especially now



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Top clean energy states include Colorado, New Mexico
05/18/11

Clean Edge has released its 2011 rankings of the states, combining measures of technology (LEED buildings, smart meters deployed, utility-scale renewable energy generation), policy (utility decoupling, renewable portfolio standards, energy efficiency



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Green training programs springing up near green company sites
05/16/11

Santa Fe Community College just inaugurated its new Sustainable Technologies Center, and similar, sometimes even more focused initiatives are underway in California and Colorado, among others.SolveClimateChange.org interviewed Stephen Mayfield, c



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Green Chamber of Commerce and Sunpower partner to offer discounts
05/16/11

New Mexico's statewide Green Chamber of Commerce has struck a deal with Sunpower, one of the leading solar panel manufacturers, to offer discounts on their high-efficiency systems to Green Chamber members for home and business installations.Membe



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Lea County wins solar-powered C02-to-fuel plant
05/06/11

Joule Unlimited's website has a banner headline: "We never said changing the world would be easy. But we did say it can be done." What the founders have been working on since 2007 is now close to commercial reality. A full-scale plant is going to



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Sandia Lab researchers hailed as windpower leaders
05/04/11

Windpower Engineering published its second annual list of Influencers and Innovators recently, including one Sandia National Laboratory researcher in each category.Jose Zayas, Senior Manager of the Renewable Energy Technologies group is one of ju



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Middle-school students build green cars
04/27/11

'Manufacturing Business Technology' picked up the CNN report: "Roughly 200 middle school students in New Mexico are designing and building hydrogen-powered model cars as part of the Albuquerque School District's annual Resource Stability program. The



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To free gas from shale, why not replace fracking with nuclear bombs?
04/25/11

A nearly forgotten chapter of our search for energy: as late as the 1970s, nuclear bombs were set off in gas-rich shale formations in New Mexico and Colorado to free the gas from the rock and create caverns to store it. The tests were initially deeme



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Algae biofuel companies lower expectations but not hopes
04/25/11

Northern Colorado Business Report describes the rocky path of Ft. Collins's Solix in a recent issue. Nevertheless the company has raised a new round and made a significant sale, to New Mexico State University for testing algae-derived jet fuel -- its



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Profile of "Smart Grid 3.0" company from Global New Energy Summit
04/21/11

Eric Wesoff profiles Power Tagging on the greentechgrid site. "Power Tagging has developed hardware and software to track the flow of energy on the grid. The "Power Tags" placed in grid devices are Grid-Location Aware, meaning the devices real-tim



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Two steps forward for solar in New Mexico
04/21/11

Two approaches to solar power from two different companies with two different histories, were unveiled in New Mexico this past week. The major utility in the state, PNM, dedicated a 30,000 panel, 2 megawatt photovoltaic array designed to serve 63



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Fossil fuel industry benefits western states through tax revenues, not jobs
04/19/11

Directly contradicting a recent industry finding, Headwaters Economics, an independent, nonprofit research group in Bozeman, Montana, says the oil, gas and coal industries provide relatively few jobs, typically about 5% of the total in New Mexico, Co



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Global New Energy keynote: Renewables policy at city, state and federal levels
04/18/11

Even in a nation that seems to alternate attitudes and policies with the two-year election cycle, renewable energy policies have continued to co-evolve with industry, sometimes at the level of individual cities. Keynote speaker Scott Deatheredge of P



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Environmentalists split over impact of large-scale solar systems
04/18/11

Miller-McCune Magazine puts this story on its cover: Are New Solar Power Projects Anti-Environmental?Dozens of large-scale projects, spurred on by the extension of tax credits, are underway across six western states."Proponents, including



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'Building a network that works takes work'
04/17/11

Whitney Johnson, co-founder of Clayton (Innovators Dilemma) Christenson's investment firm, disarms the reader immediately with a self-mocking personal anecdote illustrating how not to build a network. Then she summarizes the many reasons we need to n



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Algae Biofuels Desire Fast Lane
04/14/11

Most people have heard of ethanol. Most folks are not familiar with algae. Those in the business of growing algae as a replacement to petroleum want to change that and they want to start by getting Congress to give them parity in the existing tax cod



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New measure of college value, ROI, ranks Colo School of Mines 7th
04/13/11

If you take the total cost for four years of college, subtract the average scholarship, project the average salary of graduates over 30 years and calculate...California Institute of Technology gives the best return. For a total cost (after scholarshi



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Albuquerque to get solar panel testing and certification facility
04/10/11

A joint venture of three testing organizations opened a large, fully-equipped facility to test and certify solar panels of many different designs in Albuquerque last week. According to the press release, "[t]he CFV laboratory offers complete [intern



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Smart Grid Needs Smarter Marketers
04/08/11

The people developing the smart grid are pretty smart. But they still lack the skill set to market this innovative idea to consumers, and policymakers. Thats the overall message to come out of a panel hosted by the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum, wh



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Energy Ideas Democrats and Republicans Agree On
04/06/11

The former Republican governor of California lays out the case for putting large solar farms in the Mojave as part of an energy policy based on improving public health, boosting the economy, and avoiding the risks of the fossil economy-----By



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Obama Administration releases Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future
03/31/11

Rising prices at the pump affect everybody workers and farmers; truck drivers and restaurant owners. Businesses see it impact their bottom line. Families feel the pinch when they fill up their tank. For Americans already struggling to get by, it



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A case for the comeback of nuclear power
03/28/11

An executive talks about the need to educate the publicBy Rob ReutemanWith more than 25 years in the nuclear fuel industry, Jim Graham brings a wealth of experience to his advocacy of nuclear power as a safe, clean and cheap source of power.



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GNES confirms Sen. Mark Udall as Keynote speaker
03/25/11

The Global New Energy Summit has confirmed that Mark Udall, US Senator from Colorado, will be the keynote speaker the morning of Tuesday, April 19. Other keynot



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Building code gap analysis shows New Mexicans could save millions in energy
03/24/11

Mere compliance with 2009 standards (themselves already outdated) could save residential owners 15% and commercial owners at least 3% of their annual energy costs, according to a new report by a coalition of building and energy efficiency groups.



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Searching for Tech Excellence!
03/22/11

The New Mexico Technology Council is happy to announce that nominations are now open for our annual Tech Excellence awards to be held at "Tech Ex" 2011 on June 3rd in Albuquerque. We're looking for *Innovative* solutions, those that have had signific



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San Miguel County approves mild restrictions on wind turbines
03/20/11

Nearly two years after imposing a moratorium on new wind farms, San Miguel County commissioners approved guidelines that require a half-mile setback from any occupied house, school or commercial building. Opponents had argued for a full mile setback,



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Clean Energy Trends 2011
03/18/11

This years report represents a full decade of Clean Edge data and trends analysis. Ten years ago, Clean Edge released Clean Tech: Profits and Potential, the firms first publication. This years special anniversary edition looks at the past 10 years



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Plasma Arc Gasification - Waste to Energy
03/17/11

Plasma arc waste disposal is a new technology that is able to handle a stream of unsorted waste and convert it into syngas (the only other byproduct is an inert glassy solid). The syngas can be burned for electricity or further processed into specif



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Evidence mounting that green industries do create jobs at high rate
03/16/11

A guest blog on NMPolitics.net by Mark Westbrock, who manages and is an employee-owner of the Las Cruces branch of Positive Energy Solar, presents statistics showing that green industries have added jobs in New Mexico while the economy as a whole has



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How to Build a Cleantech Company Without Huge Investment Capital: A Case Study
03/11/11

While many cleantech companies require very large amounts of capital in order to get to market, there is a quiet group of cleantech companies bucking that trend. Companies like Heartland Biocomposites (Green Building Materials), RealTech (Water Test



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Global New Energy Summit - Regular Registration Ends Monday!
03/10/11

The Third Annual Global NEW ENERGY Summit is just over a month away. The last day for the regular registration price is Monday, March 14. With over 100 speakers representing true leaders in the energy economy, nationally and internationally, this ye



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Real reason for Monsanto interest in Sapphire Energy
03/10/11

Why did Monsanto invest in Sapphire Energy, the heavily funded, and hyped algae biofuels company headquartered in San Diego with R&D facility in Las Cruces and massive algal bio-refinery in Columbus)? It's not, as The New York Times headlined it,



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GNES International Panel
03/02/11

Energy policy and markets outside the U.S. Energy and Policy perspective from policy and industry leaders internationally. Where does the U.S. stand in relation to our competitors internationally? What policies can lead to long term competitiveness a



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Two-thirds of Westerners: renewable energy will create, not cost jobs
02/24/11

A poll conducted of voters in five western states found that "More than two-thirds of voters said they believe renewable energy will create, not cost jobs" according to the summary on the New American Media site. The late January poll of 2,200 vo



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ARPA-E invites Santa Fe-based ocean energy company
02/22/11

The Santa Fe New Mexican noted today that Atmocean, Inc., will showcase its "Wave Energy/Sequestration Technology" (WEST-tm) device at the federal government's new energy technology exhibition outside Washington, DC at the end of the month.The co



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Xcel Energy suddenly drops solar incentives in Colorado; severe impact on other solar businesses?
02/19/11

Claiming that the six-year old program was a success, since solar installations have flourished in Colorado, Xcel Energy announced that it was ending certain incentives and dramatically lowering others immediately. In its press release, linked below,



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Navajo Tribal Council approves lease extension for Four Corners coal-burning power plant
02/16/11

The Navajo Tribal Council voted 18-2 to send the lease extension for the power plant to the Tribal President, who must sign or veto the measure within ten days. If approved, the new agreement would raise the payment to the tribe from an average of $1



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Energy forecasts imply IT needs and business opportunities
02/10/11

Three authoritative forecasts of energy needs and sources over the next twenty to fifty years are hard to compare directly, but agree on these points, at least: 1. Total energy needs will continue to rise steeply as developing nations ramp up close



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Colorado Smart Grid Task Force Report Released
02/08/11

Colorado Senate Bill 10-180 (the Bill), created the Colorado Smart Grid Task Force (Task Force) for the purpose of producing a report containing recommendations and analysis on the feasibility, cost, and timing of transitioning to a secure, resilient



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Solar power on tribal lands
02/03/11

Last month, the Quechan Tribe obtained an injunction that shut down a 709-megawatt solar farm planned for more than 6,000 acres of public land in the desert near El Centro, California. The project would have been one of the nation's largest solar fac



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February 7 is the last day for Early Registration for the Global New Energy Summit
02/01/11

The Global New Energy Summit (www.gnes.rmtech.org) is designed as an annual retreat of new energy leadership with over 500 attendees from across the key disciplines of science, industry, policy and finance. Global thought leaders will discuss emergi



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Obama launches public-private partnership to foster startups
01/31/11

Startup America Partnership, a not-for-profit with substantial corporate support, was announced today from the White House. It will expand Colorado's TechStar model as well as other similar ones to help 6,000 new entrepreneurs across the country, wit



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Navajo Council no vote and changes cast doubt on Four Corners coal plant as deadline approaches
01/31/11

The detailed report by Four Corners Business Journal writer Chuck Slothower on the uncertainty around the controversial plan for the Four Corners Power Plant emphasizes the plant's economic importance to the Navajo tribe and the region.The actual



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FoorumNM Exclusive: Cleantech in the new Congress: the Coronado Venture Forum discussion
01/21/11

The Coronado Venture Forum January 20 meeting at the Prairie Star in Bernalillo revealed that the prospects for progress this year on reducing global greenhouse gases and boosting renewable energy were clouded but not totally black. The main spea



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What would you like to hear discussed at the Summit?
04/01/11 04:55
Submitted By: Christopher Sayler
Discussion Comments: 2

What questions do you have for GNES panels?  

Here is a list of panel topics (descriptions and panelists can be found at http://gnes.rmtech.org/Agenda.php):

  • Natural Gas
  • International Panel
  • Research Labs
  • Integrated Systems
  • Cooperative Policy Making
  • Research Institutions
  • Tribal Panel
  • Water/Energy Nexus
  • The Future of Fossil Fuels
  • Transmission Regulation
  • Energy Policy Leadership
  • University and National Laboratory Technology Commercialization
  • Transmission
  • Impact of  Large Corporations Energy Markets and Policy
  • VC's and the companies they've funded
  • The Market for Smart Grid
  • DOD Energy Leadership
  • The IPO Market
  • Smart Grid Projects
  • Competing to Win
  • IB/Project Finance Panel

Please state what panel your question is directed to.

Your input will help us determine particular topics of interest both for the Summit and for continued discussion afterwards.


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What topics should be discussed at the GNES International Panel?
04/01/11 11:50
Submitted By: Christopher Sayler
Discussion Comments: 3

(This is a reprint of Probir's original question.)

Probir Ghosh

As a Moderator for the International Energy Policy and Markets at the Global New Energy Summit, what would you like to see the panelists discuss?

Here are 10 topics, you can add your own views to the topic and/or add additional topics:

  1. Where does USA stand in relation to other countries for energy leadership in innovation, manufacturing, installations?
  2. How can US based entities increase exports to emerging energy markets such as China, India, Brazil, others?
  3. Can breakthrough innovation alone provide us global leadership in energy? Do we need to recapture leadership in manufacturing?
  4. China and India have plans to dramatically increase their Nuclear energy capacities. Is Nuclear still viable given the recent Japan experience?  Which are the top three energy initiatives for the future?
  5. How viable is the 80% clean energy by 2030 goal set by the US President? What does it do for US?
  6. Which countries will experience most of the net new energy infrastructure growth?
  7. Has USA lost leadership for viable clean coal technologies, be it CBM or CCS?
  8. Does it make sense for USA to export coal to countries like China and India, who are currently importing coal from Indonesia and Australia?
  9. Is China Dominant Economy a foregone conclusion or is there hope for balanced growth economy where US still retains global leadership?
  10. Arianna Huffington recently published a book titled "Third World America" Is that an alarmist view? What can we do to prevent our future generations from becoming second-class global citizens?

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The Obama Energy Blueprint
04/01/11 11:37
Submitted By: Christopher Sayler
Discussion Comments: 1

On March 30, the Obama Administration released the Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future, which President Obama outlined during a speech at Georgetown University.

The plan consists of three main areas:

  • Develop and secure America's energy supplies
  • Provide consumers with choices to reduce costs and save energy
  • Innovate our way to a clean future

The document proposes the following (there are many more in the document):

  • Incentives to spur rapid development of oil and gas leases on public lands
  • Encourage fuel-switching from oil to natural gas
  • Reducing oil use with bioenergy
  • Building a new international framework for nuclear energy
  • Accelerate the transition to clean energy technologies
  • Encourage alternative fuels and mass transit in developing countries
  • Oil imports will be reduced by 1/3 by 2025
  • 1 million electric vehicles on American roads by 2025
  • By 2035, the US will generate 80% of electricity from clean energy
  • Investments in high-speed rail and infrastructure projects of economic significance
  • Tax incentives for building energy efficiency
  • Setting a new standard for clean energy while protecting consumers from rising energy  bills
  • Investments in and deployment of smart grid
  • Advancing new nuclear technologies
  • Eliminating fossil fuel subsidies

The full document can be found here:  http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/blueprint_secure_energy_future.pdf

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you believe his words are consistent with government actions?  If not, do you believe he will push for government alignment with these newly stated priorities?
  • Is  this strategy feasible or is it not aggressive enough?
  • If implemented successfully, in what ways do you see this transforming energy markets?

Other thoughts are welcome as well.

Thank you!


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