DATE: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Contact: Shaya Torres
Santa Fe, NM – The House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 200, introduced by Reps. Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) and Carl Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), that would encourage urban and rural businesses to create and fill new high-wage jobs in New Mexico. HB 200 will promote economic development across the state.
“Job creation and investments in our communities are needed to promote economic success, but over the past few years our rural communities have struggled. This bill aims to give rural communities the tools to increase economic stability for our families,” said Rep. Candie Sweetser.
“This bill benefits both rural and urban communities by promoting high-wage job creation and economic development. Improving our state’s workforce is key to a successful economy, and investing in our state so our children want to and can live here when they are grown is crucial,” said Rep. Carl Trujillo.
HB 200 now moves to the Senate for consideration.