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US Attorney John Anderson Talks Violent Crime at Chamber Board Meeting

SPECIAL GUEST: US Attorney John Anderson Talks Violent Crime at Chamber Board Meeting

US Attorney John Anderson joined today’s Chamber Board of Directors meeting to discuss the U.S. Department of Justice’s work to support local law enforcement in Albuquerque in “stemming the unrelenting epidemic of violent crime in our city.” “This is not normal,” Anderson said of the sustained high volume of violent crime in Albuquerque. “It’s not …

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"The Virus Is Still Here": After Meeting Gating Criteria a Week Ago, New Mexico Moves to Reopen--Slightly

“The Virus Is Still Here”: After Meeting Gating Criteria a Week Ago, New Mexico Moves to Reopen–Slightly

After reaching and sustaining some of the lowest COVID-19 case numbers and positive test rates since the pandemic reached New Mexico in March, the process for re-opening certain types of New Mexico businesses – and schools – is back underway. Yesterday in a press release, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her intent to replace the operative …

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SPECIAL GUEST: GACC Hosts John Bingaman, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Chief of Staff, at July Board of Directors Meeting

On July 23rd, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff John Bingaman joined the Chamber’s Board of Directors to share updates on the state’s COVID-19 pandemic response and the various indicators the Governor and her health officials are monitoring to guide economic reopening decisions and public health directives. Bingaman acknowledged the hardships facing many businesses …

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Federal Advocacy

FEDERAL ADVOCACY: GACC Advocates for Additional PPP Help, Liability Protections, and More to Delegation

This week, the Chamber sent two letters to New Mexico’s congressional delegation, urging them to support liability protections for businesses, an additional round of PPP forgivable loans for certain especially hard-hit sectors (like our tourism/hospitality sector), and the extension of PPP eligibility to all non-profit organizations. Congress continues to discuss a potential “phase 4” Coronavirus relief …

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State economist

STATE ECONOMIST: NM Revenue Hit Not as Bad as Expected… So Far

State economists shared some good news recently – and for a change – about the fiscal outlook of state government. Friday’s look back at general fund spring revenues showed a decline in revenue collections that was less dire than anticipated at the outset of the COVID-19 shutdown, which could add up to about $315 million …

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ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORT: Bernalillo County Moves to Distribute Remaining $1.8 Million in Grants to Help Businesses Affected by the Pandemic

Yesterday, the Bernalillo County Commission approved a second round of applications for CARES small business grants, with applications opening Monday. Awards will distribute the $1.8 million that remain of the original $5 million dedicated to the program. Since the program launched June 22, the county has distributed approximately $3.2 million in 345 grants of up …

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