New Mexico needs jobs.
Over the past several weeks, economic reports have come out showing that New Mexico needs higher-paying jobs, jobs that cannot be moved to lower bidding regions in the global wage race to the bottom. We need to invest in entrepreneurs building companies in growing economic sectors that align with our region’s assets.
The creative economy provides our state an ideal opportunity for economic growth and prosperity.
In the past ten years, the creative economy has become one of the prime economic job creation sectors globally. Jobs in the creative industries are favored because they are high-paying, economic base jobs that rely on exports of digital goods, such as film, music, apps, software and design.
Albuquerque is wisely investing in economic base jobs as these companies generate 60 percent of their sales outside the local economy, bringing in new dollars and expanding the New Mexico economy.