Official MonthSigned October 5, 2016 by Commissioners Hyder, Eaton, Aragon, Cole, Aguilar
WHEREAS, manufacturing provides a very significant contribution to the national, state and local economy; and,
WHEREAS, manufacturing provides good employment opportunities and careers for skilled workers; and,
WHEREAS, manufacturing businesses produce and sell valuable products, bringing in new wealth to communities; and,
WHEREAS, Valencia County is fortunate to be the home of many great manufacturing businesses; and,
WHEREAS, our community’s manufacturing companies are vitally important to the prosperity of the County; and,
WHEREAS, the United States National Institute of Science and Technoogy has announced observance of October 7 as National Manufacturing Day; and,
WHEREAS, New Mexico manufacturers employ 28,000 New Mexicans; and,
WHEREAS, the average salary in the manufacturing sector in New Mexico exceeds $58,000 annually; and,
WHEREAS, in 2015, goods manufactured in New Mexico accounted for 96.7 percent of all exports from the state; and,
WHEREAS, manufacturers throughout the state invite guests to tour their facilities during manufacturing month to see what is truly New Mexico made.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF VALENCIA DOES HEREBY ISSUE THIS PROCLAMATION on this 5th day of October, 2016, proclaiming the month of October “National Manufacturing Month” in Valencia County, New Mexico, and calls upon the residents of the County to join us at the Valencia Flour Mill at 74 Mill Road, Belen, NM 87002, on October 18, 2016 and October 19, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., for a guided tour of its manufacturing facility.