New Mexico scales back incentives to call centers | KOB 4
Advertisement

New Mexico scales back incentives to call centers

New Mexico scales back incentives to call centers

The Associated Press
June 21, 2019 07:39 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico is scaling back economic development incentives for call centers.

Advertisement

Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes on Thursday told a panel of lawmakers that jobs at call centers don't generate high enough wages in general to warrant major grants under the state's Local Economic Development Act.

At most the state will offer $1,000 per new job to offset infrastructure investments at urban offices that handle telephone calls for business customers. Recent state grants in urban areas provide about $6,000 per job created.

Keyes said that state intends to focus business incentives instead on sectors such as aerospace, film, cybersecurity, biosciences and clean energy that offer jobs requiring greater skill and higher pay.
 

Credits

The Associated Press

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement


Following arrest of Rio Arriba County sheriff, special prosecutor investigates undersheriff

19-year-old woman arrested for murder of ex-boyfriend

Movie highlighting queer community shown in Civic Plaza

Fireworks vendors appear to be seeing surge in sales

Air emergency teams busy treating COVID-19 patients