Gov. Lujan Grisham: Lost Decade of Job Growth is Over

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Santa Fe, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state’s top economic development official said significant measures have advanced in the Legislature that will grow New Mexico’s economy and put an end to a lost decade of job growth.

As the 2019 session enters its final hours, lawmakers from both political parties have approved Gov. Lujan Grisham-backed priorities that will add jobs in the film and media industries and boost employment in outdoor recreation, agriculture, clean energy, and manufacturing. The Legislature also agreed to the governor’s requests to spend money for vocational and workforce training and to enhance direct loans and grants for business expansions.

Taken together, the measures moving forward should help awaken New Mexico’s economy from its decades-long slumber.

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