Gov. Susana Martinez delivered the State of the State address Tuesday, January 16, at the start of this year’s 30-day legislative session. The session is primarily focused on the budget, but it also marks the governor’s last year in office. She focused on six ways to grow the economy, including working in cooperation with Mexico.
"And No. 6, work to build infrastructure along the border. Relax, Mr. Speaker, I’m not talking about building a wall," Martinez said. "I’m talking about working with our partners in Mexico to build a 21st century manufacturing and logistics and transportation hub along our southern border."
New Mexico’s economy has improved thanks to a rebounding oil and gas industry, although the volatile nature of the industry makes it somewhat unreliable. The governor is also backing tax code reform, incentives for businesses and boosting tourism to build the economy.