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. 

“New Mexico is a state with a diverse and rich manufacturing history, and with this partnership, we can work toward ensuring manufacturing success in the future,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Our state partners, like the NMBC, play a critical role in connecting, informing and advocating for state manufacturers regarding federal legislation and regulations. With 27,200 manufacturers in New Mexico, we are pleased to have the NMBC as an essential statewide resource.”

The NMBC is a nonpartisan advocacy group representing businesses of all sizes, employees and New Mexican families throughout the state. 

“Joining with the NAM enhances our advocacy for a pro-business environment in New Mexico so businesses can flourish and provide more jobs,” said NMBC President Carla Sonntag. “With New Mexico’s focus on bringing manufacturers to the state, the partnership between NMBC and the NAM will provide strength to accomplishing that mission.” Concerning national issues of importance, Sonntag added, “We appreciate the efforts the NAM has made on federal issues that affect New Mexico, including opposition to the president’s proposed regulations on ozone. If enacted, the proposed costly and overreaching ozone requirements would be a job killer across the state while providing no significant environmental benefits.”  

Learn more about the NAM’s SAG program here and about the NMBC here.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 14 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit