Economic Development

Restaurants working to keep outdoor diners warm

As you get ready for the colder weather, so are restaurant owners. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — As you get ready for the colder weather, so are restaurant owners. They don’t want to lose the business they bring in with patio space when it gets cold, so they are working out a plan

Second stimulus checks: Why a relief deal appears unlikely before Election Day

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — When the full Senate returns to Washington Monday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to push a “skinny” GOP COVID-19 relief bill designed to bring aid to hard-hit businesses. The bill is in stark contrast to a much larger package that would include additional $1,200 direct payments being pushed

Strict rules keep business out of New Mexico loan program

As written, the statute does not allow flexibility in the program for businesses that are less than a year old and therefore can’t compare revenues. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — According to a state agency, only about $20 million of a $400 million loan program for New Mexico small businesses

Coronavirus gives cleaning &disinfecting businesses a big boost

Cleaning and disinfecting is a big concern for business owners all around New Mexico, who are fighting to stay open and stay safe. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Cleaning and disinfecting is a big concern for business owners all around New Mexico, who are fighting to stay open and stay safe. Like many business

Unemployment claimants must submit work search requirements starting Oct. 25

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions says it will require weekly work searches for unemployment claimants beginning on Sunday, Oct. 25 barring any changes to the state health order and guidance issued by the New Mexico Department of Health and governor. Starting on the week of

New Volkswagen SUV to be named after New Mexico town

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The name of New Mexico town will soon be on a new fleet of cars. Volkswagen is gearing up to roll out a new mid-sized SUV named Taos. The mayor of Taos says he’s excited for the town’s name to be featured on the new car and

Study: Facebook’s Los Lunas Data Center represents $1B investment in New Mexico

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – Facebook released a study in partnership with RTI International on the economic contributions of Facebook data centers and their impact in the United States from 2017 to 2019. The study finds the social media company’s investments through capital expenditures, operating expenses, and direct wages in data centers totaled