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The Line: State of the State’s Economy

Federal Money Dependency

May 24, 2019 – Diversifying New Mexico’s economy has been a goal for many years. But with the recent announcement that ExxonMobil anticipates pumping $64 billion dollars in economic benefits to the state over the next 40 years, it’s a hard to think of weening New Mexico off of the oil and gas industry. Still, the space tourism industry is ramping up, film and television production continues to grow more robust, and farmers are looking to branch out into new crops such as hemp. Gene Grant and the Line panelists explore many different ways to diversify New Mexico’s economy. 

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Rachel Sams, editor, Albuquerque Business First  

For Further Reading:

State looks to diversify economy, rely on ‘volatile’ oil and gas revenue less– by Matthew ReichbachNM Policical Report

State pledges $2M loan to help space company rebuild – by Collin KrabbeAlbuquerque Business First

The Bosses: Santa Fe has proportionally more woman-owned businesses than elsewhere, but entrepreneurs still face challenges – by Leah CantorSanta Fe Reporter  

Article mentioned by Rachel Sams:  

Hiring roundup: these space companies are hiring in ABQ – by Collin KrabbeAlbuquerque Business First 

NM Economy Overview with Secretary Alicia Keyes

May 2, 2019 – Beyond mineral extraction and film production, how can New Mexico grow its economy? Correspondent Megan Kamerick talks to Economic Development Secretary Alicia Keyes about plans to attract larger companies and nurture start-up ventures.

Guests:

Alicia Keyes, New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development