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Member-driven Policies

NMCC’s policy agenda is the product of year-round input by our member businesses, working through focused policy committees.

Our policy committees are open to all employees at all member businesses. As a result of this process:

  • NMCC’s policy agenda is shaped directly by those it affects, and those who know the relevant issues and industries best.
  • NMCC’s policy agenda comes straight from our member businesses — never from staff, political parties or closed-door meetings.
  • NMCC’s policy agenda always reflects the most current needs of New Mexico’s business community and the constantly changing political landscape.

2024 Policy Agenda Priorities

Presented in Alphabetical Order by Committees

NMCC Supports:

Agriculture and Food Processing: New Mexico’s agricultural producers and food processors who follow common sense, science-based standards in order to provide New Mexico, the state, and the world with safe and healthy agricultural products, with a focus on building a more resilient and robust local food system with increased emphasis on state meat processing and expanding value-added production;

Economic Development and Technology: Appropriate resourcing for the New Mexico Economic Development Department that is aligned with NMCC members’ business interests;

Education and Workforce Development: Quality education programs that are focused on each child’s success in school, measures outcomes using data, relates school curriculum to career opportunities, skill development, credential certificates and degree pathways. Increasing knowledge of and access to workforce training, encouraging continued training, increased funding, and other initiatives to develop, grow and retain staff for a modern workforce and statewide economic development;

Energy and Extractive Industries: Growth and development of energy and extractive industries through consistent, efficient and predictable regulation that keeps New Mexico competitive with other states, research and development, training and incentivization;

Environment, Water & Land Use: Reforming the regulatory and administrative processes to streamline permitting and promote consistent, reasonable, and predictable administrative processes including policy development, permitting, enforcement and compliance procedures;

Healthcare: Efforts that sustainably expand access to affordable healthcare coverage for all New Mexicans and businesses and include adequate reimbursement rates, improve access to healthcare services by supporting initiatives that increase recruitment and retention of providers, and encourage the appropriate use and cost-management of limited healthcare resources and prescription medications;

Taxation: Elimination or a significant reduction of pyramiding caused by the taxation of business-to-business services to foster an environment conducive for business investment, job growth, and economic development; and,

Workplace, Legal Reform & Government Accountability: Creation of a stable environment for employers and promote business investments, job growth, and economic development by advocating for statewide uniformity of employment, workers’ compensation, procedural, and regulatory laws, such as paid or unpaid leave mandates, wage or fringe benefit mandates, scheduling mandates, and forum shopping.