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The Line: Topgolf Seeks $2.6 Million In City Incentives To Open In Albuquerque

1149 Line Top Golf

June 8, 2018 – Topgolf is an international chain of sports bar-type theme parks built around golf. The company says it needs $2.6 million in incentives to build in Albuquerque, and there are supporters on the city council. But details – such as adding possible clawbacks to the deal – still need to be worked out before the final vote on June 18, and some on the council are urging caution.  Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate the merits and pitfalls of such incentive packages.

For Further Reading:

Topgolf rep, others speak out about potential city incentives, By Ron Davis, Albuquerque Business First

What BigShots Golf had to say about Topgolf $2.6M incentive proposal, By Ron Davis, Albuquerque Business First

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

The Line: “Immigrant Friendly” Status In Albuquerque

Albuquerque Immigration

April 20, 2018 – The Albuquerque city council recently voted to affirm an “immigrant friendly” measure that outlines how local law enforcement will interact with federal immigration officials. Gene Grant and the Line discuss the measure and what it means for the state’s largest city.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
H. Diane Snyder, former NM state senator