We whine about being a federal colony, but, by God, protect those federal laboratories.
Such ideas are what masquerades for deep thinking about the New Mexico economy.
Recent presentations from Gov. Susana Martinez and Jon Barela, secretary of the Economic Development Department, have considered economic development.
From both, the only specific was recruiting companies to the state.
Recruiting is good and necessary, but for that to be the only topic massively misses the point.
Recruiting companies, which is what “economic development” is about, is just part of developing the economy.
Further, recruiting companies only matters at the margin for New Mexico’s 870,000 (or so) employees.