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New Mexico Ranks 34th On Tax Competitiveness

on October 17, 2017 - 11:58am
 
TAX FOUNDATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  New Mexico has the 34th most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s newly-released 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index.
 
This annual report measures how well each state’s tax code is structured, analyzing over 100 tax variables in five different tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property, and unemployment insurance.
 
The breakdown of New Mexico’s 2018 ranking is as follows (1st is best, 50th worst):
  • Overall Tax Climate: 34
  • Corporate Tax Structure: 24
  • Individual Income Tax Structure: 35

Growing Quantum Dot Manufacturer, UbiQD, Named Breakout Labs Portfolio Company

on October 17, 2017 - 7:10am

Photo of the UbiQD team taken at its recent September board of directors meeting a short walk from the quantum dot company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD, Inc. News:

  • The Thiel Foundation is supporting development of UbiQD’s solar concentrator technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based quantum dot manufacturer, announced today that it has been recognized as one of the newest portfolio companies in Breakout Labs, a fund within the Thiel Foundation that finances and nurtures early-stage science-based companies.

DOE Awards Contract For Liquid Waste Services At Savannah River Site

on October 15, 2017 - 7:14am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday announced the award of a contract to Savannah River EcoManagement, LLC for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services.
 
The contract is cost-plus-award-fee and includes an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract line item. The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $4.7 billion. The period of performance includes a base period of seven years (including a transition period of 90 days) and an option period of three years. Three proposals were received in response to the solicitation.
 

Halloweekend: Treat For Business And Family Alike!

on October 15, 2017 - 7:11am

LACDC News:
 
Downtown Los Alamos will become a pedestrian only frenzy of Trick-or-Treaters, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27!
 
Last year, Los Alamos business owners saw more than 5,000 kids and adults swarm by their booths and store-fronts for hands-full of candy and a chance to grab fun promotional items.
 
To register your business to be included on the Halloweekend map and to participate in the Trick-or-Treating fun, sign up through www.losalamosmainstreet.com/ events/halloweekend by Friday, Oct. 20

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on October 14, 2017 - 6:21am
A local mail delivery man enjoys a break to buy fresh produce at the Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy Photo
 
Beautiful produce at Thursday's Farmers Market. Courtesy photo
 
Local farmers display their goods. Courtesy photo
 
Matt Romero, left, gives service with a smile. Courtesy photo
 
This pair sells roasted chile. Courtesy photo

Longest Yard Sale In New Mexico To Draw Bargain Shoppers And Leaf Peepers Oct. 21-22

on October 14, 2017 - 6:13am
 
JMTS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Jemez Mountain Trail Sale will draw more than 150 vendors and leaf peepers to the Jemez Valley 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 21-22 to sell and buy new and used items and enjoy priceless views of the changing fall colors along the Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway (N.M. 4).
 
The 14th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale – the longest yard sale in New Mexico – begins at San Ysidro near the intersection of N.M. 550 and N.M. 4 and continues 12 miles past Jemez Springs to La Cueva. The sale covers more than 30 miles.
 
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EDD Announces New Regional Representatives

on October 14, 2017 - 6:04am
NMT News:
 
Susan (Susie) Russell was hired in September as a Regional Representative in southeastern New Mexico and based in Roswell.
 
She comes to the Economic Development Department after five years at the International Law Enforcement Training Academy (ILEA). Susie was a strong component of the original team at ILEA and worked with students from around the world.

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