Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
City of Albuquerque (Administration)
City of Albuquerque (City Council)
Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority
Albuquerque Public Schools
City of Belen
Town of Bernalillo Bernalillo County
Village of Bosque Farms
Village of Corrales
Village of Cuba
Town of Edgewood
Village of Encino
Town of Estancia
Village of Jemez Springs
Pueblo of Laguna
Village of Los Lunas
Los Lunas Public Schools
Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
City of Moriarty
Town of Mountainair
Town of Peralta
City of Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho Public Schools
Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control
Village of Tijeras
University of New Mexico
Village of Willard
Kirtland Air Force Base
Federal Highway Administration
New Mexico Department of Transportation
Pueblo of Santa Ana
Valley Improvement Association
(See the MRCOG Board of Directors for appointee names)
Services Provided for Member Agencies
- Data & Technical Assistance
- Facilities & General Support
- Planning Services & Training
- Agriculture & Natural Resource
- Economic Development
- Workforce Development
Socio Economic Data
We offer extensive data on our website including demographic profiles, detailed community characteristics, and small area population and employment forecasts. Data sets include census data, commuting data, land use inventories and building permits. We provide custom services to member governments upon request including population estimates and forecasts, economic data, and land use mapping. We also provide technical assistance to member governments in accessing publicly available data sets and online tools.
Traffic Counts & Safety Analysis
We offer traffic counts at all major roads in Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, Sandoval and southern Santa Fe counties. We offer volume, distribution of traffic, vehicle miles traveled, vehicle hours traveled, crash data, bicycle and pedestrian counts, and more.
Transportation Accessibility Model
We provide areas accessible by driving, walking, bicycling and transit based on a given location, time limit, and forecasted or posted speeds. We offer alternative bus route analysis, connectivity analysis, and environmental justice analysis. View more information about our transportation accessibility model.
Travel Demand Forecasts
We provide forecasting using the regional transportation model, which predicts travel demand for autos, public transit, bicycles, and walk trips. Data can be analyzed for peak hour characteristics or to identify trends. We can also provide detailed traffic studies to members to help agencies with transportation decisions.
Geographic Information Systems Mapping
We provide detail mapping data from the region, digital aerial photography, digital or hard copies of maps, and special geographic analyses.
Maps, Publications & Resource Documents
We have hundreds of maps, publications, and resource documents online for free or in print. These maps and publications are often useful for other planning projects in the region and can save agencies money by reducing redundancy in planning efforts.
Pedestrian Composite Index
We offer pedestrian market analysis based on regional indicators.
We provide meeting space and rooms, electronic equipment, projectors, phones, wireless access and more for use by member agencies.
We provide meeting space and rooms, electronic equipment, computers and training equipment for use by businesses in the region. We also have training and interview rooms.
Public Relations & Marketing
We help promote individual member agencies through:
- Annual Report
- Dozens of News Feeds
- Email Newsletters
- Graphic Design Work
- News Releases
- Online Surveys
- Social Networking Sites
We've also provided TV and radio scripting and voice-overs for regional TV and radio ads. We can advise on public relations and marketing.
Grant Writing & Capital Outlay
We can provide data and advise on grant writing and capital outlay.
We have lobbyists in Santa Fe and Washington D.C. and can help support member agency issues.
We can provide analysis and help draft legislation.
We can coordinate and advise on procurement.
Ongoing Transportation Studies
We conduct dozens of studies that benefit all agencies in the region. We also administer dozens of boards and committees to provide public oversight of these plans. Plans include a long range metropolitan transportation plan, a short range transportation plan, a rural transportation plan, and a coordinated transportation plan.
We provide grant-writing, administration, and planning for multi-jurisdictional studies, including special projects, may benefit some or all agencies in the region. Examples include:
- Kirtland Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study
- Los Lunas Transportation Study Corridor Study
- Rail Runner station area planning
- Salt Missions Trail
- Traffic Study for UNM and CNM and Others
Services may include:
- Board and Committee Oversight
- Contractor Oversight
- Development of Codes and Ordinances
- Gis and Orthophoto Mapping
- Planning Community Infrastructure Projects
- Public Outreach and Education
- Required Federal Reporting
- Statistical Analysis
- Survey Research, Etc.
Comprehensive Plans for Cities & Counties
Examples include the comprehensive plan for the City of Willard, the Village of San Ysidro, Torrance County, Moriarty, and others.
We train elected officials and planning professionals in the region on policy, land-use regulations, running effective meeting, and ethics. Recently we hosted a brown bag luncheon and introduced several key planning tools including the Census Transportation Planning Package, OnTheMap, the Bike and Pedestrian Index, and the Accessibility Model.
Support the Local Agriculture Economy, Small Farms & Local Food
- Host an Annual Local Food Festival
- Monthly Meetings on Relevant Local Food Topics
- Online Resources Including Maps, Land Linkages and Data
- Support Local Groups by Publicizing Their Events
- Weekly Blogs
Examples include a storm water permitting program for the Middle Rio Grande watershed, investigation of trash in arroyos and identifying cleaning methods, energy assessment and building upgrade identification for cities, and bosque restoration.
Water Conservation Planning
- Adoption of Region-Wide Water Conservation Standards
- Facilitating a Regional Water Resources Board
- Middle Rio Grande and Estancia Basin Regional Water Plans
- Model for Small Municipal Water Conservation Programs
- Monitoring of Funding from the State Legislature for Water Planning Projects, Etc.
Economic Development Planning
We support all agencies in the region by identifying growing sectors through the 5 Year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. We make an effort to support rural communities by helping communities and local governments with planning and support, infrastructure assessment, grant funding and advocacy.
Assist Entities Seeking Grants from EDA
As a designated Economic Development District, the MRCOG helps to bring federal investment dollars into this region.
Partner with Public & Private Entities to Bring in Good Jobs
MRCOG works with local Economic Development Organizations, AED, Rio Rancho, etc., to market the region, support recruitment efforts, promote regionalism and connect employers with job training opportunities through the Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico, support New Mexico Live-Work. We market the region by maintaining an exclusive regional economic development website with comprehensive real-time available properties.
Economic Development Data & Modeling
MRCOG provides free, downloadable data including detailed community profiles, commuting characteristics, population and employment forecasts, industry resources and other data useful for economic development. We use regional economic modeling software to describe and forecast changes in the local and regional economy.
Support Local Employers
In addition to the facilities and equipment, we offer pre-screenings of employees and qualified applicant referrals, specialized on-the-job or customized training, host mini-job fairs, and provide lay-off assistance.
Support Job Seekers & Youth
We support job seeking for adult and youth populations through four career centers in the region, offering services such as:
- Interviewing Workshops
- Job Search
- Labor Market Information Research
- Resume Preparation
- Skills Assessment
For qualifying customers, resources for training and support such as transportation, childcare, work experience and needs related payments are also offered. Additionally, we administer workforce grants: Examples include the National Emergency Grant which provides on-the job training for long-term unemployed and the State Energy Sector Partnership grant which provides training in the energy industry for solar, wind, bio-fuel and energy efficiency. Our region's major focus is in the solar sector.
Transporting Low Income Workers to Employment
MRCOG distributes funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for transportation services that serve low income individuals (150% of poverty level) for employment and related activities. We also distributed transportation funds to serve disabled populations.