The Conservation Beat
5:35 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Federal Protected Lands Play Role in New Mexico's Economic Recovery

The economy took a serious hit with the last recession. And while it will take time to recover, New Mexico is faring much better than the rest of the United States. That’s according to a recent Headwaters Economics report.  The independent research group says New Mexico is creating jobs faster and has higher per capita income than the U.S as a whole.  Headwaters Policy Director Chris Mehl says public lands have been a significant factor in New Mexico's economic recovery.  He says it's not just the tourism industry.