GRT sharing can help recruit more substantial job-creating businesses to New Mexico
SANTA FE, NM (STL. News) Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1 in the month’s special session, an economic growth measure that provides New Mexico a significant instrument to utilize local authorities and recruit big job-creating businesses to the nation.
The step passed the Senate 28-10 along with the House 59-8. Sponsors comprised lawmakers from both parties – Rep. Christine Chandler, Rep. Jason Harper, Sen. Ron Griggs and Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill.
“We have to embrace and fight for every opportunity for New Mexico,” stated Gov. Lujan Grisham. “This new initiative will give us another important tool to create higher-paying jobs and diversify the economy.”
Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes stated the bureau is fielding more questions from big businesses that are looking to find operations in New Mexico – and there’s increased competition from neighboring countries that need these jobs.
“I thank Gov. Lujan Grisham and lawmakers for understanding the importance of enacting this legislation,” stated Secretary Keyes. “We are seeing more opportunities and New Mexico now has additional resources to land these large companies with jobs that will have a lasting economic impact.”
“I was proud to co-sponsor this bipartisan piece of legislation that passed with broad support in both chambers,” stated Sen.