Lowest Manufacturing Tax Rate Compared to All Western States. – 2014 Ernst & Young and NM Tax Research Institute

Governor Susana Martinez – Outstanding Achievement in State Tax Reform – 2014 Tax Foundation Award

9th Tax Friendly State – 2013 Kiplinger’s

9th in the Nation for Milk Production – 2014 Dairy Producer of New Mexico

5th in the Nation for Cheese Production – 2014 Dairy Producer of New Mexico

6th in Crude Oil Production – 2011 U.S. Energy Information Administration

7th in Natural Gas Production – 2011 U.S. Energy Information Administration

New Mexico is the largest petroleum producer in the Mountain West – 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

New Mexico’s Permian Basin contains 3 of the 100 largest oil fields in the United States, and proved reserves are increasing. – 2013 U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)  

2nd in the Nation for Highest Percentage of Bilingual Population – 2010 United States Census

1st in the Nation for Living the American Dream – 2013 The Burghard Group 

Education Source: US News and World Report 

University of New Mexico:

Top 20 Medical Schools for Primary Care (2014)

#2 Rural Medicine (2014)

#7 Family Medicine (2014)

#5 Midwife Nursing (2011)

#5 Photography program (2012)

#17 Printmaking program (2012)

#17 in the country Nuclear Engineering program One of the best Grad Schools for Engineering (2014) 

New Mexico State University: Top 50 Aerospace/Aeronautical/ Astronautical Engineering Program (2013) 

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology:

#24 Regional Universities (West) (2014)

#3 Top Public Schools (2014) Top 50 Earth Sciences Programs (2010)