April 25, 2024

New UNM football head coach wants team’s economic impact to increase

Albuquerque Business First writes about Bronco Mendenhall’s presentation to Economic Forum and the positive impact athletics can make on our city’s overall economic development. Image credit: Albuquerque Business First

March 1, 2024

PNM moves forward in clean energy transition without Avangrid

Don Tarry is the president and chief operating officer for PNM Resources, PNM’s parent company. He talked to business leaders at an Economic Forum of Albuquerque event on Wednesday morning about PNM’s clean energy efforts.

January 15, 2024

Keller, city prioritize public safety, housing and finishing projects in 2024 legislative asks

At an Economic Forum meeting Wednesday, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller urged listeners not to forget the “money on the sidelines.”

“Our state has all sorts of money,” Keller said at the meeting, as he reflected on both the past year and the one ahead. “We have enough money to invest in what we want to do.”

May 24, 2023

Meow Wolf CEO Talks Expansion

On Wednesday, Tolosa spoke at Economic Forum of Albuquerque about the steps Meow Wolf is taking with planning for the future. Meow Wolf is gearing up to open its fourth permanent space — “The Real Unreal” — on July 14 in Grapevine, Texas.

May 12, 2023

Fed Economist: New Mexico job growth is strong despite lingering inflation

“Job growth has certainly slowed. But if you look at what it slowed down to, either in the U.S. or here in New Mexico, job growth remains strong. … That happens when you get to an economy that has near full employment,” Sly said. 

April 10, 2023

Kathie Winograd: New Mexico’s workforce problem is a ‘chicken-and-egg issue’

 I think we have a workforce problem throughout the United States and that New Mexico not only reflects what’s happening in the United States, but has unique challenges, because we’re in New Mexico and part of what we are is unique. 

January 11, 2023

Sandia Labs Saw Record-Breaking Spending Last Year 

Sandia National Laboratories’ economic impact continues to grow nationally and in New Mexico, spending a record $4.2 billion in FY2022, according to its annual economic impact report. It was the first time the laboratory, headquartered in Albuquerque, surpassed $4 billion in spending.