January 12, 2017

Growing New Mexico's Economy

One of my top priorities as your United States Senator is helping businesses in New Mexico grow. To build a 21st century economy, create good jobs, and retain a vibrant, young workforce, we need a thriving business sector. New Mexico companies are at the forefront of science, technology, and innovation, but I want to help more businesses take full advantage of opportunities to increase the size and variety of our exports. Approximately 95 percent of the world market lies outside the United States; expanding exports and increasing access to international trade opportunities is essential to helping New Mexico businesses of all sizes succeed.

That’s why I’m pleased to invite you to “Growing New Mexico’s Economy—Exporting to Global Markets,” a free international trade conference in Albuquerque on February 21, 2017. The conference will feature presentations from specialists who will share their expertise on executing successful business strategies, finding available resources, and building strong international partnerships as well as panels stocked with industry professionals, trade experts, resource partners, and New Mexico companies that have successfully increased the exports of their products or services.

Conference participants will have the chance to learn more about regional developments that impact local business, network with fellow business leaders and attend a resource fair where they can receive one-on-one advice from experts about how to seize market opportunities and resolve their business challenges. As a member of both the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee, I am proud of New Mexico’s business community and excited about this opportunity to help our companies expand to global markets.

The conference is free of charge but space is limited, so I encourage you to register online as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact my Albuquerque Office at 505-346-6791.

I want to thank the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for hosting us, and the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Border Industrial Association for co-sponsoring this event. I hope you’ll attend this conference and learn more about how to grow your business—and help grow New Mexico—through international trade.