New Mexico rises to 34th in Merit Shop Scorecard, still trails neighbors

In their Merit Shop Scorecard the Associated Builders and Contractors ranks states on their labor laws and other ways in which the construction market is based on merit as opposed to political favoritism.

New Mexico remains hobbled by lack of a “Right to Work” law and the lack of public-private partnerships, but workforce development and job growth have helped New Mexico get out of the bottom of the Index. The State continues to trail behind ALL of its faster-growing neighbors like Arizona, Texas, and Utah.

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