State of New Mexico

Official Month

Signed August 31, 2017 by Gov. Susana Martinez

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WHEREAS, THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HAS ANNOUNCED OBSERVANCE OF OCTOBER 6th AS NATIONAL MANUFACTURING DAY 2017; AND

WHEREAS, MANUFACTURING HAS A POWERFUL AND POSITIVE IMPACT ON NEW MEXICO’S ECONOMY; AND
WHEREAS, NEW MEXICO MANUFACTURERS EMPLOY MORE THAN 26,000 NEW MEXICANS; AND

WHEREAS, THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NEW MEXICO EXPORTED OVER $3.5 BILLION IN GOODS AND SERVICES LAST YEAR; AND

WHEREAS, THE AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN NEW MEXICO IN 2015 EXCEEDED $60,000; AND

WHEREAS, IN 2015, GOODS MANUFACTURED IN NEW MEXICO ACCOUNTED FOR 96.7 PERCENT OF ALL EXPORTS FROM THE STATE; AND

WHEREAS, EXPORTS OF NEW MEXICO’S MANUFACTURED GOODS INCREASED MORE THAN 150 PERCENT FROM 2010 TO 2015; 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, I, SUSANA MARTINEZ, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, DO PROCLAIM THE MONTH OF OCTOBER, 2017, AS "NATIONAL MANUFACTURING MONTH" THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.