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Gov. Martinez in Roswell-area to talk jobs

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DEXTER (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says nearly 200 new jobs have been created in the Roswell area.

Martinez, Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela, local officials and local business owners were at AGPower Biomass Plant in Dexter Friday morning to announce the expansion of several companies. She says AGPower will bring 20 new jobs, Leprino Foods is adding 13 and expansions at Stewart Industries and Dean Baldwin Painting will bring 150 more jobs.

Martinez credits an improved regulatory environment and a balanced the state budget for creating a sense of certainty that attracts jobs. She says the state has also improved the tax environment so that job creators will invest further in New Mexico.

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