Invest In Our Local Economy

CREATE LOCAL JOBS BY "INCREMENT OF ONE"
We can unleash the money, incentives, and programs used for out-of-state corporations to work for our local businesses, nonprofits, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Let's focus on creating one more job at each local business. That will have much more impact than playing favorites with a select few.
PUT LOCAL BUSINESSES FIRST
Use our buying power to ensure local businesses are the providers of goods and services for the city and partner with universities and existing companies to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs which will replace the millions of tax dollars currently sent to out-of-town vendors.
BECOME ENERGY NEUTRAL AND “GREEN ABQ”
Demonstrate national leadership and create local jobs in energy by using structures and integrating solar, wind, and distributed generation to make the city’s net energy bill zero. Ramp up recycling, water conservation, open space enhancement, and Bosque restoration to reduce our carbon footprint and link city planning to resilience.
POWER JOB CREATION
By investing in ourselves and fostering a thriving clean energy industry, we can ensure that talented Burqueños don’t leave Albuquerque for better fortunes in Denver, Austin, Salt Lake City, or Phoenix. This includes efforts to stop the wanton waste of our natural resources due to methane leaks, venting and flaring from oil and gas development in New Mexico. Capturing methane will increase funding for our schools and help create more jobs in Albuquerque’s methane mitigation sector – the companies that develop, manufacture, and deploy technologies to capture waste and pollution from oil and gas development.

As Mayor, I will power career opportunities for you and your children.