We’ve got a short NM Legislature session this year, but there always promises to be action in Santa Fe, some of which could directly affect our technology business community. Which bills and issues (specific to business climate) are you tracking this year? 

One of the packages we’re looking at was developed by our friends at THINK New Mexico, a “a results-oriented think tank whose mission is to improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans” backed by non-partisan independent research. (Read more about Think New Mexico at their site: http://www.thinknewmexico.org/mission.html)

While the New Mexico Technology Council hasn’t taken a position on any legislation this year (yet), a few items on the Think New Mexico agenda are worth considering, including SB9 (http://bit.ly/SB9_2014_OneStopPortal) which will be introduced today. SB9, the ONE-STOP BUSINESS PORTAL ACT “would reduce administrative burdens on businesses by creating a one-stop business portal for all fees and filings.”

While the energy around entrepreneurial development and some other signs on the ground seem quite promising, we’ve been bombarded by news recently on the dismal state of NM job growth overall. Please take a look at the Think New Mexico “Jobs Creation Initiative” (http://www.thinknewmexico.org/jobs.html) if you have a chance.