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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 deals with New Mexico’s response to the pandemic. The second will deal with problems preexisting the covid-19 crisis. 
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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     The answer lies in the outdated, anti-growth policies pushed by politicians in Santa Fe.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.

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While in office the governor’s overspending has led New Mexico to a massive $2 billion deficit. 

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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.

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Tens of thousands of children depend on schools for education, nutrition, and many other important resources. 

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According to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham: 

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"I want to wholeheartedly commend the thousands of New Mexicans who peacefully protested in Albuquerque last night." (6/1/2020)

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 (Restaurants): "Zero-tolerance policy for risks and risky behavior...incredible danger of COVID-19" (6/9/2020)

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Map: Here are the best and worst U.S. states for retirement in 2020

Worst 10 States For Retiring

4 - New Mexico

New Mexico’s high crime rate of 783.5 points is a major deterrent for retirees and the reason it fell in the rankings this year.

 

New Mexico’s high crime rate of 783.5 points is a major deterrent for retirees and the reason it fell in the rankings this year. (Source: Getty Creative)

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Editorial: Violent crime takes its toll on NM, ABQ

“It’s unfortunate, but crime is absolutely out of control.” – Albuquerque Mayoral candidate Tim Keller, August 2017

 

Then-candidate Keller went on to say crime is the mayor’s responsibility. “It’s the mayor’s job to actually address crime in Albuquerque, and that’s what I want to do as the next mayor,” he said on the campaign trail.

 

Fast forward to the summer of 2020.

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New Mexico’s tourism industry may take years to recover as 14-day quarantine continues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico’s tourism industry is losing billions of dollars in visitor spending. Some say the continued 14-day quarantine on out-of-state visitors has a big impact on that loss.

After a record-breaking year for tourism in 2019, New Mexico started 2020 on a good path to bring visitors and dollars into the state. Since COVID-19 and the resulting public health orders caused many businesses to close, it’s now one of the industries hit the hardest.

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New Mexico ranks 50th in child wellbeing

New Mexico continues to rank 50th in the nation for child well-being, according to the nonprofit New Mexico Voices for Children (NMVC). This is the fourth year the state has ranked at the very bottom for child well-being, having ranked 50th in 2013, 2018 and 2019, New Mexico Voices for Children said.

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New Mexico ranked last on best school systems

New Mexico continues to rank 50th in the nation for child well-being, according to the nonprofit New Mexico Voices for Children (NMVC). This is the fourth year the state has ranked at the very bottom for child well-being, having ranked 50th in 2013, 2018 and 2019, New Mexico Voices for Children said.