Who will lead Albuquerque to better times? See ABQ Mayor and City Council Job Interviews HERE.

Albuquerque voters will elect a new Mayor and City Councilor in District 5. If you haven’t voted, tomorrow is the final opportunity. Polling locations HERE.

If you missed the live job interviews for ABQ Mayor and City Councilor by Candace Beeke, President and Publisher, Albuquerque Business First, you can see them HERE.

Sandoval County Commissioners are expected to vote on the oil and gas ordinance Thursday, November 16, at the meeting beginning at 6:00 pm. We urge you to show up by 4:30 pm and support the unamended ordinance. The meeting well be held at 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

As Las Cruces, like other parts of the state, looks to get their people in productive jobs, they are once again creating hardship for employers. And it's primarily employers - not government - that should be providing productive jobs for New Mexicans.

Here's something that's certainly not a surprise: NMBC has actively opposed new measures that would create unnecessary burdens on our oil and gas operators, those people who create about 100,000 of the best paying jobs in New Mexico.

The Sandoval County Commission will vote today, 11/2/17, regarding publishing a proposed Right to Work (RTW) Ordinance:

We encourage you to be there and support those Commissioners who are bold in their desire to make New Mexico a better place to live and work. Please plan to attend the hearing that begins at 6 pm by showing up early - we recommend 4 pm to get a seat. The hearing will be at the Sandoval County Administration Building, 1500 Idalia Rd, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is stalling on the Resource Management Plan in Chaves County. County officials are frustrated because the BLM has been working 6-7 years on this plan with little coordination between the BLM and county officials. D.C. Officials of the bureau are currently reviewing a draft of the plan, once approved they may provide portions of the draft to the county before releasing the final draft to the public. However, the lack of transparency by BLM is a major concern for county officials.

Don't miss your chance to join us for a Candidate Job Interview BASH, to find out where Albuquerque candidates stand on important issues.

The Albuquerque Journal recently published an OP-ED about Right-to-work written by Carla Sonntag, President of New Mexico Business Coalition. The article highlights the game changing ordinance in Sandoval County. The main point is, Right-to-work laws give workers the choice to pay union dues, instead of forcing them to do so. Read more HERE.

NMBC would also like to applaud Sandoval County Commission for taking the initiative to spearhead New Mexico in the right direction.

Sandoval County Commission to vote on oil and gas ordinance on Thursday, October 19: The ordinance has been through an extensive process of review and public comment and the Sandoval County Commission is expected to vote on the measure this Thursday, October 19.

Want to be on the hiring committee, conducting interviews for the Albuquerque Mayoral and City Counselor candidates? Join us for a Mayoral/City Council Job Interview BASH (Business and Social Hour) on November 9, 2017, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm, at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 12020 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

On October 16, 2017, Carlsbad will be hosting its 5th Annual #Oil and Gas Summit: ‘The New Energy Frontier.’ “The summit’s focus is economic growth and the future of the energy industry in southeast New Mexico,” the City of Carlsbad noted in a news release to the public. This year, the event will also feature a job fair hosted by Carlsbad Department of Development at the same location. Cristina Arnold, NMBC Regional Vice-Presidents says, “It doesn’t get any better than informed speakers from the industry, vendors, great food and JOBS.” For event information and registration details, read more HERE...

The Farmington BASH (Business and Social Hour) held on October 5 was a great success, informative and entertaining too! Comments from Barbara Wickman from San Juan College, School of Energy talking about manufacturing and other job expansion opportunities and getting some highlights on social media training from Path Three Marketing's Wally Drangmeister was informative and fun. More about the BASH from the Farmington Daily Times HERE.

NMBC has always stood against government mandated wages because they are unnecessary and actually harm the people they are supposedly aimed to help. Why? They are unnecessary because free markets have increased minimum wage in many large retailers. For example, Target recently announced it would raise its minimum starting wage to $15/Hour.

What will the future hold for New Mexico manufacturing jobs? This is the same question The New Mexico Business Coalition is working to solve by bring certifications and training to New Mexico. This initiative will equip people with great jobs as well as help the manufacturing industry employ qualified workers.

It’s time to vote Albuquerque!

The Trick Leave is on the ballot. Don’t be fooled by marketing hype that this is good for workers. It’s a poorly written ordinance that will cost jobs. Vote AGAINST the proposed Sick Leave ordinance!

Farmington, it’s time for a BASH (Business and Social Hour)

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