As followers and members of NMBC, I want you to know firsthand about an unfortunate situation that has received some recent media attention, and that affects our efforts to advance important issues for businesses in New Mexico.
In December, the Republican Party of New Mexico (RPNM) published false and defamatory claims about me and my family. In an email sent to Republicans in our state, the RPNM said I or my family authored anonymous emails that criticized candidates in the recent RPNM election. The RPNM also attacked my integrity and character.
Supreme Court & SOS Interviews: Listen TODAY on 95.9 FM
Candidate Job Interviews Today from 4 – 6 pm: Candidate job interviews conducted in Albuquerque by NMBC and interviewer, Eddy Aragon, will air today on the Rock of Talk, KIVA 95.9 FM and 1600 AM.
Tune in to hear candidates answer direct questions related to the job they would like you to hire them to do. Interviews airing today will include: Secretary of State: Nora Espinoza; Supreme Court Candidates: Judy Nakamura (incumbent) and Michael Vigil; Court of Appeals: Stephen French (incumbent) and Julie Vargas; and Senate District 9: John Sapien (incumbent) and Diego Espinoza
A Labor Legacy to Remember: Years of Excessive Overregulation
New NAM/NMBC Study Outlines Cost of Labor Regulations: Washington, D.C., Albuquerque, NM, September 22, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) released a new study today that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live. Regulations on issues such as contractor blacklisting, employee overtime, silica, union elections and injury and illness reporting will not only result in hundreds of millions of hours of paperwork, but will also come at a price tag of more than $80 billion in compliance costs over the next 10 years.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NMBC Supports New Regulatory Reform Movement: The 'Rethink Red Tape Coalition' was Formed to Examine the Impact Regulations Have on Small Manufacturers and to Provide Small Business Owners a Platform to Drive Smarter Regulation.
Washington, D.C. — In response to the growing number of government regulations that unfairly burden America’s small businesses, manufacturers and startups, the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) is adding its support to the newly launched Rethink Red Tape coalition and advocacy campaign, a project of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), in partnership with the International Franchise Association and Women Impacting Public Policy.
NAM Study Shows Positive Natural Gas Impacts in New Mexico and Across U.S.
Washington, D.C. and Albuquerque, NM, May 3, 2016 – Today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Center for Manufacturing Research and IHS Economics released a new comprehensive study that reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing and encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment and highlights the positive impact to communities around the United States. New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC), the State Affiliate Group (SAG) for the NAM echos the importance of the NAM findings as manufacturers in New Mexico use natural gas for fuel, such as drying, melting, machine drive and space heating, and as a feedstock in refining, chemicals and primary metals sectors. Domestic natural gas has transformed the U.S. economy, made our companies more competitive, created jobs and put money back in the pockets of working Americans.
NMBC is Looking for Admin and Membership Development Support: Do you know someone who would like to join NMBC's team to improve New Mexico’s business environment? NMBC is looking for entry level administrative support and individual(s) to assist with membership development.
For Immediate Release
On Tuesday, New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) joined 166 other state and local business associations from 40 different states in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit explaining the devastating economic impact posed by the EPA’s carbon regulations. “As the only party to the litigation with ‘New Mexico’ in it’s name, NMBC welcomes the challenge to take a stand for clean, reliable and affordable energy for our state,” said Carla Sonntag, NMBC President.
For Immediate Release
Sierra Club’s War on Jobs: Holding Workshops to “Write and Rehearse Testimony”
New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) is calling on the New Mexico Chapter of the Sierra Club to stop the relentless, uncompromising War on Jobs they are waging by pushing for an end to all fossil fuel extraction.
By Carla J. Sonntag
President and Founder, New Mexico Business Coalition
The Land Grant Permanent Fund (LGPF) was established with New Mexico’s statehood in 1912 and is held in trust for our public schools. It is often referred to as New Mexico’s education endowment fund and improper management would constitute a war on our children.
January 21, 2016
For Immediate Release
Jobs Could be Lost Across New Mexico
Washington, D.C., and Albuquerque, NM, October 1, 2015
Today, the President and Founder of the New Mexico Business Coalition, Carla J. Sonntag, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and Neenah Enterprises, Inc. President and CEO and NAM Small and Medium Manufacturers Group Chair Tom Riordan, who represent manufacturers and business across the United States and New Mexico issued the following statements on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new ozone regulation:
Study Confirms That More Citizens Are Concerned with Economic Harm of Increasing Federal Regulations Than Environmental Benefit
Washington, D.C., September 15, 2015 – According to a poll released by New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 75 percent of New Mexicans rate their air quality as “excellent” or “good,” and 69 percent consider the decline in economic growth and job opportunities caused by regulations as a greater problem for their hometown than air quality. The poll was conducted to gauge public opinion in New Mexico as the federal government considers the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ozone rule.
New Mexico Business Coalition Joins NAM as State Partner
Washington, D.C., September 14, 2015 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) welcomes the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) as the association’s newest State Associations Group (SAG) member. The NAM’s SAG program consists of 51 independent state manufacturers, business and industry associations. With the NMBC’s membership, the NAM has excellent representation in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.