Jobs & Economic Development

President Obama inherited an economy in free fall, with huge deficits, skyrocketing health care costs, dwindling employment, and banking and housing markets on the brink of collapse. Working with the President, Democrats stabilized the financial system and helped to prevent a second Great Depression. An economy that was losing 700,000 jobs a month is now gaining jobs. We still have a long way to go, but we are now moving forward on the road to recovery.

President Obama and Democrats are fighting to strengthen our economy further and create jobs for American workers by ending tax loopholes for corporations, providing tax cuts to small businesses, investing in a clean-energy economy, and putting Americans to work rebuilding our infrastructure.

In contrast to the progress Democrats are bringing to the national economy, New Mexicans have fared badly under the administration Governor Susana Martinez. During her tenure in office the economy continues to suffer. There has been zero job growth, and young people are leaving our state in unprecedented numbers in search of opportunities elsewhere.

A new report shows New Mexico is dead last in child well-being; yet another last place finish for the Land of Enchantment. As this report goes public, we at DPNM see where the priorities of Governor Susana Martinez lie.

We can do better. Democrats will work to bring employment and business opportunity back to New Mexico and rebuild our state’s broken economy.