RGF impacting economic development debate

A few weeks ago, RGF president Paul Gessing had the opportunity to speak at the Albuquerque forum on economic development put on by Jon Barela’s Economic Development Department. It was a great opportunity to discuss the Foundation’s findings on turning around New Mexico’s economy with members of the business community. Read full coverage from the Albuquerque Journal here.

There is no doubt that our ideas will move New Mexico in the right direction economically-speaking, but the business community is much more focused on small changes, some of which are more “business-friendly” than “free market.” Some of the ideas are great and we fully support them; some are open to debate.

Nonetheless, we do appreciate Secretary Barela’s willingness to give us an opportunity to share our principled, big-picture ideas.