Economic Development

New Mexico Legislature looking to relieve pressure on health care industry

15 ViewsLegislation to recruit and keep health care professionals from New Mexico headed to governor’s desk Our state faces a massive health care worker shortage, and state lawmakers hope to address it. The Legislature is looking to spend about $171 million to recruit and retain health care professionals. They’re also looking

WCA Director Robert E. Doucette, Jr., Confirmed by Senate

9 ViewsALBUQUERQUE – Robert E. Doucette, Jr., was unanimously confirmed (31-0) to become the 10th Director of the Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA) at a hearing on Friday, February 11, 2022. Doucette previously served as a Deputy Director at the WCA from April 2011 until May 2015, during which time he

Two Motion Pictures to be Filmed in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County

49 ViewsLAS CRUCES, NM – Two feature films are scheduled to begin production in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. Film Las Cruces says it is pleased to share this news with the community but is unable to provide many details about either production until there

Nurses speak at Roundhouse in support of bill expanding nursing programs

19 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Thursday, the state legislature is hearing from nurses as lawmakers figure out how to solve the state’s nursing shortage. “We are woefully lacking in being able to immediately spin up and be able to graduate hundreds of more students. Yes, it does take resources, lots of resources,”

National Poverty in America Awareness Month: Measuring Poverty

12 ViewsAmerica Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers There were 37.3 million people in poverty in 2020, according to the official poverty measure. In contrast, there were 29.8 million people in poverty that same year, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure. While these measures may seem at odds with each other, they

Albuquerque Isotopes annual job fair held online

11 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Isotopes annual job fair will be online this year. The team announced that the event will be done exclusively online for the dozen of jobs that open for the upcoming season.