Public Banking for New Mexico


AFLEP Legislative SummaryJuly 2020


AFLEP Case Statement – Local Economic Prosperity through Public Banking;  May 2019


Impact Network Santa Fe – Pollinating Prosperity:  October 2017

To grow the health and wealth of the Santa Fe community, Impact Network Santa Fe commissioned a mapping project in 2016 for assessing the current state of Santa Fe’s local economy. The mission was to coalesce efforts and generate increasing public and private investment in sustainable, local economic growth.

Key stakeholders were engaged, including: City and County leadership and economic development staffs, members of the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission, local business organizations (e.g. Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce), entrepreneurial support organizations, career and job training institutions (e.g. Santa Fe Community College), and local foundations and private investors interested in equity or finance investing for multi-capital community impact.

This report represents the culmination of this work. Its purpose is threefold:

  • To shine a spotlight on the unique assets that underlie Santa Fe’s potential for economic development;
  • To offer a set of new, coherent strategies for economic development; and
  • To identify what exists and what needs to get started to implement these strategies.


Public Banking Institute – (PBI) was formed in January 2011 as an educational non-profit organization. Its mission is to further the understanding, explore the possibilities, and facilitate the implementation of public banking at all levels — local, regional, state, and national.


BoNM Five-Year Public Bank Model Report, supporting the City of Santa Fe’s findings that a Public Bank can lower the City’s debt (research provided to BoNM by the Brass Tacks Team)

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Paul Gibson endorses Public Banking NM

“I had the good fortune to work on this initiative before Bernie kidnapped all my time. This is one of those no-brainer initiatives that only the 1% could oppose. It has the potential to save the state millions of dollars by vastly reducing the cost of its bonds to improve infrastructure funding. in a public bank, our state funds can be used to build our local economy and our local infrastructure.”
– Paul Gibson
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