Jul 24, 2014, 2:10pm MDT

Legislative committee approves $73.4 million job-creation package

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Randy Siner | Albuquerque Business First

A legislative committee charged with developing a strategy to create a massive amount of new, money-importing jobs in New Mexico has approved a $73.4 million wish list to get the process started. The Interim Legislative Jobs Council Committee unanimously approved the 10-point proposed package on July 23 during a meeting in Albuquerque, said Mark Lautman, the economic development expert the Jobs Council has hired to lead its effort.

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A legislative committee charged with developing a strategy to create a massive amount of new, money-importing jobs in New Mexico has approved a $73.4 million wish list to get the process started.

The list includes boosting the state’s closing, or LEDA fund, to $50 million from the current $15 million, as well as $14 million for job training and $4.5 million to help smaller communities boost their economic development efforts by helping them hire staff.

The Interim Legislative Jobs Council Committee unanimously approved the 10-point proposed package on July 23 during a meeting in Albuquerque, said Mark Lautman, the economic development expert the Jobs Council has hired to lead its effort.

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Legislative committee approves $73.4 million job-creation package – Albuquerque Business First.


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