About This Report

The New Mexico Progress Report is designed to broaden the understanding of residents and policymakers about important issues facing New Mexico. It is a “30,000 foot level” overview of four key policy areas affecting the state as a whole:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Economy
  • Water

Some believe that “what gets measured gets done.” This may or may not be true for everyone, but metrics certainly focus attention. Our intention is that people will use this report to help point the way forward, integrating efforts across party and policy lines.

Organizations in New Mexico, as in some other states, often work in silos, focusing on their own agendas. A recurring recommendation in New Mexico First events is the need for strategic, statewide planning. This practice suggests that groups in New Mexico can improve levels of cooperation. We hope this report helps people, organizations and policymakers work together toward common goals.


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