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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Continuity of Operations for Community Development

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The safety and wellbeing of our residents is a top priority for Council and the leadership in Las Cruces. As such and consistent with and in support of direction from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who issued a public health emergency in New Mexico, and the...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 23, 2020

State enacts further restrictions to stop spread, including stay-at-home instruction

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday announced additional restrictions to disrupt the spread of the COVID-19 virus in New Mexico and instructed New Mexicans to remain in their homes or places of residence except for outings absolutel...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Community Development Department Encourages Interactive Video Inspection

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The City of Las Cruces Community Development Department has established standard operating procedures for interactive video inspection. In light of COVID-19 the Community Development Department encourages City residents to utilize Interactive Video Inspec...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 19, 2020

NEW MEXICO SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY: TAKE AND EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS ONLINE

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Albuquerque, NM, March 18, 2020– The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course to help New Mexico business at this critical time for our state’s economic recovery.

During this time...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 20, 2020

New Mexico extends income and payroll tax deadlines

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Taxation and Revenue Department Secretary Stephanie Schardin Clarke announced Friday that New Mexicans will have an extra 90 days to file and pay their 2019 personal income taxes in recognition of the economic hardships man...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 20, 2020

NMSU economist addresses economic impact of COVID-19

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DATE: 03/20/2020WRITER: Carlos Andres Lopez, 575-646-1955, carlopez@nmsu.eduCONTACT: Christopher Erickson, chrerick@nmsu.edu

As the new virus that causes COVID-19 continues to sow economic chaos across the world, longtime New Mexico State University econom...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Minimum Wage 2019

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On January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Las Cruces became $10.10 per hour and $4.04 for tipped workers. Every employer shall post in a conspicuous place at any workplace or job, or the site where any employee works, a notice published by the City to infor...

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Community and Economic Development
Posted on: March 15, 2019

Money Ranks Las Cruces the No. 3 Best Place to Go in U.S. in 2019!

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Just in time for spring break and summer vacations, MONEY ranks Las Cruces third in the United States as a place to visit in 2019.

Our community’s overall efforts to market Las Cruces as a travel destination are paying off. City government, our partners in...

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Community and Economic Development