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ONE HURDLE DOWN: Bond Question to Fund Stadium Construction to Appear on Ballot

At last night’s meeting, and after two hours of debate, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation to put a $50 million bond for a multi-purpose stadium on the ballot for this November’s election. The arena’s chief purpose would be the home stadium for Albuquerque’s USL team New Mexico United, though it could also be used …

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ENROLLMENT OPEN: Apply for Leadership Albuquerque Today

Don’t forget – the Chamber is accepting applications for the 2022 class of Leadership Albuquerque now until August 19! A widely-acclaimed program in its 42nd year of existence, Leadership Albuquerque is a 10-month class that meets monthly to develop and prepare professionals to expand their influence in their organizations and increase their engagement in the …

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BACK TO SCHOOL – AND LOOKING AHEAD: Chamber Endorses Incoming PED Secretary’s Stance on Use of COVID Money for Learning

Yesterday was officially Albuquerque Public Schools’ first day of school, for those schools that didn’t head back early. After more than a year of remote learning and up-in-the-air hybrid schedules, it’s great to see clusters of kids waiting at the bus stop again, even if it does mean some extra traffic for the rest of …

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ADVOCACY UPDATE: Chamber Supports Avangrid Merger at PRC Hearing

The PRC held its first hearing on the proposed PNM merger with Avangrid earlier this week. GACC President and CEO Terri Cole was there to offer testimony in favor of the acquisition: “We should welcome Avangrid with open arms. It can provide a bridge to a cleaner, stronger economy,” she said. See the Chamber’s op-ed on …

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ABQ DOWNTOWN SET TO SCORE: Feasibility Study Points to Downtown for a Multi-Use Soccer Stadium

On Friday, Mayor Tim Keller announced a plan to fund and build a multi-use soccer stadium in Albuquerque. New Mexico United, the Duke City’s professional soccer team, has been hosting home matches at the Albuquerque Isotopes’ baseball stadium for much of their three-year history. A feasibility study commissioned last October recently reported that a permanent …

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LIFTOFF: Virgin Galactic’s Successful Launch Marks Start of New Age of Space Tourism

In case you (somehow) missed it, this weekend was a landmark for commercial spaceflight – and for New Mexico – as Virgin Galactic sent its first full crew of astronauts, specialists, and its founder into space from Spaceport America on Sunday morning. The occasion marked the company’s 22nd test flight and 4th crewed spaceflight, and …

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