Jan 14th, 2014

Given the general state of our economy, I am still looking forward to 2014 and what it could bring southern New Mexico. We weathered the storm of the recent recession better than some places. That isn’t to say there weren’t people and businesses impacted during it, there were. Thanks to MVEDA, there continues to be activity in Las Cruces and the county. It’s great to see construction projects under way as it is a source of gross receipts tax revenue and a sign outside businesses see the area as an attractive place to locate. There are two major projects coming on line ... Continue Reading

Apr 13th, 2014

Consider this a good news/bad news scenario. Good news … a new minimum wage rate goes into effect! Bad news … your employer’s business is forced to close because it can’t afford to pay you. Sound extreme? It’s not. The topic of an unreasonable increase in the minimum wage has been dropped like a bomb on the citizens of Las Cruces.

Whether a business or non-for-profit organization is a member of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce or not, no one we’ve spoken to is opposed to a fair and reasonable minimum wage rate. Unfortunately, no matter how many times and ... Continue Reading