This week, New Mexico in Focus discusses jobs and economic development with Mark Lautman and Ian Anderson.

Lautman, an economic architect, author, and the founding director of the Community Economics Lab, talks about the New Mexico Legislative Jobs Council and details the jobs the state needs to support future growth and economic development.

Anderson, the outgoing publisher of Albuquerque Business First, sits down with Gene Grant to talk about his time in New Mexico and the changes he oversaw at the paper, which included increasing digital content.

The program airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. on channel 5.1 and appears online on the NMiF website shortly thereafter. The show rebroadcasts Saturday at 5 p.m. on channel 9.1 and again on Sunday at 7 a.m. on channel 5.1.

Also on NMiF, host Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists discuss reports that millennials are leaving Albuquerque for other cities like Denver.

The panelists debate a proposed change in federal policy on sanctuary cities that could impact the city of Santa Fe and they discuss the announcement this week that the Santa Fe police chief Eric Garcia has resigned after only 13 months on the job.  

Ian Anderson, outgoing publisher - Albuquerque Business First
Mark Lautman, economic architect

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

Sarah Gustavus

Gene Grant

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Sarah Gustavus along with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation Communications Fund and Santa Fe Community Foundation.

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