Category Archives: Economy

The Line: Google Will Move Titan Aerospace to California

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August 14, 2015 – Google announced recently that the company will move Titan Aerospace from Moriarty the the Bay Area. The drone-making company started in New Mexico and was acquired by Google in 2014.

The Martinez administration announced this week that the company will pay the state back 1 million dollars in economic development funds that were dedicated to infrastructure improvements in Moriarity around the facility used by Titan Aerospace.

Host Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists debate what the loss means for future efforts to attract major companies to New Mexico.

LINE PANELISTS:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Tom Garrity, Garrity Group PR
Carolyn Parrs, Mind Over Markets
Laura E. Sanchez-Rivét, attorney Sanchez Legal Solutions

The Line: Why Does Albuquerque Keep Losing Residents?

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July 31, 2015 – Bloomberg Business reported this week that Albuquerque is one of the top twenty cities in the country that is losing residents to other cities. This news is not a surprise to many New Mexico residents, but can this trend be reversed? Does New Mexico need a new economic development strategy? Host Gene Grant and this week’s line opinion panelists debate this issue.

LINE PANELISTS:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Minority Whip
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney with Sanchez Legal Solutions
Diane Snyder, former New Mexico state senator