- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has traveled to Utah in an effort to draw businesses to her state.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://goo.gl/c6YoAh) the Republican governor landed to Salt Lake City on Thursday for what her team described as an economic development fishing trip.

The two-term governor took similar trips last year to Chicago and California. The Governor’s Office says a 2015 trip to California helped pave the way for Facebook to pick New Mexico for the site of a massive new data center.

Martinez spokesman Joseph Cueto says Martinez will meet with business leaders and executives with the Outdoor Industry Association while in Utah.

The Outdoor Retailer show, a twice-yearly expo that’s tied to the Outdoor Industry Association, announced earlier this year it was leaving Utah due to disagreement over public land issues.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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