We must have a business environment that retains homegrown talent while embracing innovation and a diversified economy. New Mexico has made progress in recent years and now we must expand our efforts to the broader economy. I will focus on not only just increasing the number of jobs, but also improving the quality and variety of careers available to working families.
We will also benefit economically from:
Leveraging our state procurement so that our dollars stay with local businesses in the local economy
Investing in infrastructure, schools, and communities
Promoting small business entrepreneurship and business skill training
Redeveloping the East Central Corridor to create a new commercial and retail destination
Further integrating our economic anchors like the Sandia Technology Park, Kirkland Air Force Base and Expo NM into our neighborhood economy
Developing a business incubator so we become a leader for "green collar" jobs.
Bolstering targeted incentives that have a high return on investment and getting ride of wasteful corporate handouts
Regulatory reform to set basic ground rules for all those who interact with the government to combat favoritism in the rule making process