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Sep 30th, 2011
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This year, over $12M was available for a challenge rewarding communities that utilize a Proof of Concept Center model to accelerate technology led economic development in pursuit of a vibrant, innovative clean economy.The i6 Green Challenge will help promote green growth and create jobs for the American workforce using innovative ideas to link economic development and environmental quality. America's economy depends on both.

For more information on the i6 challenge, follow the link below:

http://www.eda.gov/i6

 


Sep 26th, 2011 By: Steve Duran
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Sierra County Receives Recertification as Part of Certified Communities Initiative

T or C, N.M.  – Sierra County received recertification for Fiscal Year 2012 as part of the Certified Communities Initiative (CCI) during a presentation on Thursday.

New Mexico Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela presented the CCI recertification certificate to Al Campbell, president of the Sierra County Economic Development Organization (SCEDO), during a day-long visit to Sierra County.

“Sierra County has positioned itself well in terms of economic development, thanks in large part to the construction of Spaceport America, the Copper Flat Mine and other initiatives that ... Continue Reading

Sep 9th, 2011 By: Steve Duran
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Do you know the CENSUS FACTS? 

This interactive map allows you to scroll throughout the country and view the 2010 Census information.  Check it out! 


Aug 18th, 2011
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With the extreme heat and the need for farm workers to be aware of the dangers of such high temperatures, U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis addresses a group of farm workers about the importance of doing all that they can to avoid heat stress.

  Secretary Solis Attends HELP-New Mexico's Proyecto Sol Heat Stress Training      

HELP-New Mexico hosted a press conference in conjunction with a 40-minute presentation of a Proyecto Sol heat stress training to farm workers Albuquerque, NM (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 Yesterday, HELP-New Mexico, a member organization of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP), hosted a press conference in conjunction with ... Continue Reading

Aug 16th, 2011
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Find the Right Employee to Meet Your Needs and Improve Your Bottom Line

WorkKeys is a job skill assessment system used in the United States. It was created in the late 1980s by ACT, Inc. It is used by businesses to measure workplace skills of employees and job applicants and by schools and colleges to help prepare students for the workplace.WorkKeys consists of three elements:•    Job skill assessments, which are designed to measure foundational and personal skills as they apply to the workplace•    Job analysis, which pinpoints or estimates skill benchmarks for specific job positions that individuals must meet through ... Continue Reading