EDD: Grants For Science And Technology Start-Ups

EDD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is offering a new small grants program to science and technology start-ups, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes has announced.
The Business Start-Up Grants can be used by potentially high-growth, for profit companies in New Mexico in the science and technology fields with fewer than 50 employees.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential to create jobs or generate additional private investment, be headquartered in New Mexico, and provide a letter of good standing or Certificate of Compliance with the


McQuiston: New Car Coverage – What To Know Before You Buy

The Jemez Agency

Does the New Year mean a new car for you? Boy, wouldn’t that be nice to purchase the latest and greatest model this year? Or, maybe you have a newly licensed driver that is in need of wheels?

Whether you are replacing an existing vehicle or adding another vehicle to your household, it’s very important to be cognizant of how these two scenarios affect your insurance coverage.

First of all, it’s very important to have an existing personal auto policy in force when shopping for a car. With an active personal auto policy, there will be some amount of automatic coverage


Lou And Pat Santoro Donate To LAPS Foundation

Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy, left, accepts a $2,500 donation from State Farm Agent Lou Santoro, third from left, and his wife Pat Santoro, second from left, gathered with staff for the presentation Thursday at Santoro’s State Farm Insurance Agency at 110 Central Park Square. The LAPS Foundation uses donations to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for educators, defray operating expenses and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments. Learn more here. Courtesy/LAPS


New Mexico November Unemployment: 4.8 Percent

New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in November 2019, unchanged from October 2019 and down from 5.0 percent in the previous year.
The national unemployment rate in November was 3.5 percent, down from 3.6 percent in October 2019 and down from 3.7 percent in November 2018.
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 16,200 jobs, or 1.9 percent, between November 2018 and November 2019. Gains came from both the public and the private sector. The private sector was up 15,100 jobs, or 2.3 percent.
The public sector was up


Heinrich, Rounds On Passage Of Cadillac Tax Repeal

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to repeal a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known as the “Cadillac Tax”, which taxes high-cost health insurance plans and impacts middle-class health benefits.
The Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act of 2019, was included as an amendment to the appropriations package, H.R. 1865, that passed the Senate today by a vote of 71-23. On July 17, the House version of


UbiQD Hosts 2019 Ugly Sweater Christmas Party … Applied Physics Director Nikolay Makarov Wins Honor

UbiQD Founder and CEO Hunter McDaniel, standing on chair, announces that Applied Physics Director Nikolay Makarov wins the ugliest sweater award during the company’s 3rd annual Ugly Sweater Party Tuesday evening at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op in Central Park Square. UbiQD is headquartered at 134 Eastgate Dr. in Los Alamos Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Hunter McDaniel announces that his wife Lauren McDaniel is the runner up in the ugliest sweater contest Tuesday evening during the company’s Ugly Sweater Party. The couple’s 9-month-old daughter Sophie appears


UWNNM Announces 2020 Funded Partners

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) is working in a united way to improve the lives of children and families through service and collaboration in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.
More than $800,000 was requested by 43 nonprofit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba residents. United Way of Northern New Mexico’s Community Action Fund Grant Cycle concluded with the funding of $394,300 to 22 local nonprofits. United Way’s funding impacts our communities by feeding those in need, providing clothing and shelter, counseling and hope, mentoring, tutoring


Community Collects Donations For 2019 Community Asset Awards … Nominations Due Christmas Eve

Aspen Copies, Metzgers, Morning Glory Bakery, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, White Rock United Methodist Church, Village Arts and the Los Alamos Daily Post collected donations for Champions of Youth Ambition’s (C’YA) as they launched the 2019 Community Asset Awards. Nominations of youth, adults, businesses and organizations are due by 5 p.m. Christmas Eve. Complete the form online at The organization also works on youth leadership, hands-on science in elementary schools and sending cards to local military troops. Courtesy photo


NM Lawmakers Support Fire Suppression Tax Credit

EDD News:
SANTA FE An interim committee of the New Mexico Legislature has voted to support an initiative of the Economic Development Department that would make it easier to redevelop old and abandoned buildings in rural downtowns.
The Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee voted 9 to 4 Wednesday to endorse the Main Street Fire Suppression Tax Credit, a rebate that can be claimed after property owners install fire suppression equipment in older buildings.
Many of the older buildings in rural MainStreet downtown districts are passed over for redevelopment because