Albuquerque and New Mexico are changing the landscape for economic development in the Southwest, and the rest of the country is taking notice.
It’s no secret that our city and state have relied on government jobs as our economic base for decades. We are fortunate to be the home to facilities with the critically important mission of protecting the security of our nation, such as Sandia National Laboratories, Air Force Research Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, White Sands Test Facility, and several military installations.
But we can all agree that diversification of our economy is badly needed.
Job creation is a top priority for us all — not only does job creation generate positive economic impact, jobs also give us a sense of meaning and purpose. Here in Albuquerque, Mayor Richard Berry has made it a pillar of his administration to create jobs by cultivating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem.