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Trade Builds New Mexico is working to highlight the importance of trade to New Mexico by bringing together state business and community leaders across industries to build an enduring network of trade leaders.
Working together, these trade leaders will help educate other federal, state and local lawmakers about how trade impacts New Mexico consumers, manufacturers, businesses and taxpayers.
TO BUILD STRONG PARTNERSHIPS
We want to build a sustainable network of long-term allies on trade who can speak out when beneficial trade policies are threatened and mobilize to support new trade opportunities on the horizon.
TO EDUCATE DECISION-MAKERS
By working together, across industries and communities throughout New Mexico, we can better educate New Mexico lawmakers about trade’s impact on job creation, supply chains, emerging industries and business growth.
TO ENSURE TRADE IS PART OF OUR RECOVERY
We know that at a time of economic insecurity trade can often be an easy scapegoat. However, ensuring New Mexico small businesses, farmers and manufacturers have access to global markets and consumers will be a key component of our state’s economic recovery.
TO TELL PERSONAL STORIES
We want to help provide a platform for our partners to amplify a pro-trade message across the state in the media, online and at events. We know that when businesses give first-hand accounts of how trade supports their employees and businesses it resonates with state leaders.
Overall Annual Exports: $83.7 billion
Trade Dependent Jobs: Over 200,000
Largest Export Market: Mexico
Manufacturing Exports: $3.5 billion
Businesses that Export: 1,316
Agricultural Exports: $762 million
Trade allows small businesses to expand their customer base and increase overall sales and profits. Trade also allows New Mexico small businesses to support higher paying jobs.
From pecans to dairy to beef, the ag products that New Mexico farmers produce are sold around the world. New Mexico’s farmers and state businesses depend on open, predictable markets across the globe for their exports.
Workers in manufacturing companies that produce exports earn wages 12 to 18 percent higher. New Mexico’s Borderplex region is the fourth-largest manufacturing hub in North America.
Trade provids New Mexico consumers with lower prices and more choices. Average consumers gain an estimated 29 percent of their purchasing power from trade.
Americans for Prosperity and Trade Builds New Mexico are committed to providing the resources to grow support for trade throughout New Mexico. We know that the most effective way to do that is by building partnerships with respected business and community leaders. Our goal is to allow partners to easily plug in to campaign activities that they can lend their brand to without needing to expend their own financial resources.
IT’S OPEN SOURCE
We want this to be an open source campaign. As such, it will give your organization a chance to help guide our shared activities and will allow you to use the events and content we generate together to fuel your own trade activities.
As small businesses, farmers and manufacturers struggle to get back on their feet, its essential that we remind them and all New Mexicans that trade is a essential to rebuilding the state’s economy.
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