Economic Development

Business Growth in Desert Southwest More than Twice National Average

The Desert Southwest region has long set a dizzying pace for population growth, expanding by at least twice the national average every decade from 1950 and 2010. Does business growth in this region mirror this population change? In a word — yes. Driven by big, growing counties and fueled by

New Mexico Film booming through a global pandemic

The New Mexico Film industry is booming despite a global pandemic, but how? Through a global pandemic, New Mexico film is booming. Amber Dodson is the director of New Mexico Film; she says New Mexico is even more appealing post-COVID-19 shutdown.

Last-minute cannabis license prompts calls for investigation

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials in late June briefly opened a window to submit applications for lucrative licenses for pot production and then approved the only application received. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Health Department issued the license June 28 to Albuquerque-based GH LLC

Plenty of New Mexicans traveled on Labor Day weekend

Number of people at airports hit pre-pandemic levels ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Millions of New Mexicans hit the road and the friendly skies this weekend and for some of them, it was the first time since the pandemic they have traveled. “For the most part it is at full capacity,” said Simon

NM winery adapts as worker shortage leads to ‘necessary evil’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As New Mexico’s worker shortage continues, some business owners are adapting, including at some of the state’s vineyards. They’ve rebounded from the drought, but as a 5th-generation farmer told KOB 4, the way some operate may have changed forever.

Balloon Fiesta will require masks, cancel some events amid virus surge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The International Balloon Fiesta on Wednesday announced they will require masks for all guests in all indoor areas and in crowded outdoor settings. The Music Fiesta and the Balloon Discovery Center will each be cancelled for this year’s festivities. The Music Fiesta is being cancelled due to the