HOW NEW MEXICO KILLS JOBS
Overwhelmingly the evidence shows that New Mexico is among the riskiest states in which to start a business or to own a business. Though New Mexico has wonderful vistas, a great climate, and a unique mix of cultures, it continues to chase business and jobs away. How?
NMJobKiller.com has joined with Adelante Now Foundation to offer business owners and former business owners the opportunity to explain to New Mexicans why it is so difficult to create and maintain businesses and jobs in New Mexico.
New Mexico had job creation problems before the current Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has worsened the problem. The combination of the pre-Covid problems and the Covid problems may together place New Mexico in a dire economic situation. We worry about that!
To assist viewers to understand New Mexico’s job creation problems, we decided to divide our interviews with business owners into those dealing with conditions existing before the pandemic and those arising from New Mexico’s response to the pandemic. The first video in the series dealt with New Mexico’s response to the pandemic and can be viewed by clicking here. The second deals with problems preexisting the covid-19 crisis and tells Lance’s story:
Fixing New Mexico
New Mexico is a beautiful land full of natural resources, an ideal climate, and hardworking people. So why do we have one of the consistently worst economies in America?
The answer lies in the outdated, anti-growth policies pushed by politicians in Santa Fe. New Mexico CAN live up to its potential - but we need new leadership with the courage to challenge the status quo and to implement proven free-market policies that will allow our people to reach their true potential.
While in office the governor’s overspending has led New Mexico to a massive $2 billion deficit.
New Mexico had its highest number of people on the unemployment rolls May 23 with 108,714, according to Labor Department statistics from June 27.
Tens of thousands of children depend on schools for education, nutrition, and many other important resources.