Category Archives: Other State News

New Mexico tourism employs thousands.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez announced that 2014 was the largest year in state tourism history, generating $6.1 billion and supporting 89,000 jobs. According to a Tourism Economics report, New Mexico tourism dollars have increased ...

New Mexico realizes 36th straight month of job growth.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Two sectors led the job-growth pack in New Mexico when comparing August of this year to August 2014. Education and health services saw a healthy 5,500 job increase, and leisure and hospitality increased by 3,300 jobs year-over-year. ...

New Mexico home to strong housing market in June.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Realtors Association of New Mexico reports strong home sales in June, indicating in could be a record year for the New Mexico housing market. This June’s year-to-date numbers of 8,806 homes sold mark the highest reported si ...

New Mexico saw industry job growth in May.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Several industries posted job growth in New Mexico last month, resulting in an overall job increase of 8,200 jobs, or 1 percent. Education and health services added 5,000 of those jobs, outpacing all other sectors with 53 percent of ...

New Mexico Economic Development launches new website.

ALBUQUERQUE – The newly launched New Mexico Economic Development Department website offers a new design and new features, as well as plenty of helpful resources. One of its new features is the Business Resource Center (BRC). The BRC is a one-stop-shop ...

New Mexico realizing employment growth.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico jobs are more numerous in several industries showing year-over-year growth. Some have even outpaced national growth for 10 years running. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City compared March 2014 and March 2014 employmen ...

New Mexico job growth slow and steady.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The state Department of Workforce Solutions reports New Mexico job growth on an upswing for the 31st month in a row with a March employment growth of 1.6 percent. The growth has continued since October 2013. The state added 13,000 jo ...

Albuquerque job growth is half of NM job creation.

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque job growth included the addition of more than 8,000 jobs last year, contributing more than half of New Mexico’s job growth of 15,900 jobs from February to February. Albuquerque’s job growth rate was 2.1 percent in that time ...

New Mexico export jobs growing in state.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico is the No. 1 state for export-related job growth, according to a report from the U.S. Commerce Department. Over a five-year period, New Mexico export jobs grew by 8,000 – an increase of 107 percent. The total jobs relat ...

Big-box retailers in NM may have big impact.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Walmart and Target announced wage increases that could positively impact the New Mexico economy in coming months. Walmart alone reports it employs 14,022 in the state, meaning its wage increase could add monetary circulation of $20 m ...

Nine of 14 sectors show YOY job growth in NM.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico demonstrated job growth of 1.3-percent in year-over-year numbers this January with 10,200 jobs added. According to the Department of Workforce Solutions, health care and private education drove the growth with 4,700 new jo ...

New Mexico minimum wage hike on the horizon.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Pre-filed legislation calls for the New Mexico minimum wage to increase from $7.50 per hour to a $10.10 hourly rate with a few exceptions. As the New Mexico Legislature heads into the 2015 session, two bills have been pre-filed to ra ...