On the Issues

Economic Opportunity

Growing New Mexico’s Economy and Creating Good Jobs

In a time of economic uncertainty, Martin’s leadership has been instrumental in steering New Mexico towards a path of prosperity. By prioritizing policies that support job creation and empower workers, he is working to ensure that every New Mexican has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and contribute to the state’s success. Martin has championed legislation that revitalizes industries, supports small businesses, and invests in infrastructure to ensure a prosperous future for New Mexico.

How Martin Has Delivered for New Mexicans:

  • Spurred a manufacturing renaissance. Martin’s legislative efforts have sparked a manufacturing boom in New Mexico and across America, with the opening of new factories like Arcosa in Belen, the expansion of Intel’s work in Rio Rancho, and the creation of thousands of jobs in New Mexico. By promoting innovation and supporting manufacturing industries, Martin is driving economic growth, delivering billions of dollars to New Mexico, and providing opportunities for New Mexican workers.
  • Championed efforts to lower costs for all New Mexicans, including parents. Martin has fought to lower costs for Americans on everything from prescription medication and health care premiums to food at the grocery store to the costs of raising a family.Martin led the federal effort to unlock funding for universal child care in New Mexico, paving the way to lower costs for New Mexico parents. Martin has also been a strong advocate for the child tax credit, which provides much-needed financial support to families across New Mexico. He is working to extend this credit permanently, ensuring that families have the resources they need to thrive and children have the opportunity to succeed.
  • Passed the largest infrastructure bill in history. Martin played a key role in passing the largest infrastructure bill in history, which is rebuilding roads, bridges, water pipes, and energy infrastructure in New Mexico and across America. This investment creates jobs, stimulates economic activity, and improves the quality of life for all New Mexicans.
  • Generated more opportunities for small businesses. Martin has worked to expand opportunities for small businesses to partner with New Mexico’s national labs, fostering collaboration and innovation. By leveraging the expertise and resources of our national labs, Martin is helping small businesses grow and succeed, driving economic opportunity across the state. During the pandemic, Martin also championed efforts to assist small businesses and continues to work with those businesses to deliver the employee retention credits they are owed.