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New Mexico Small Business Owner Work & Save

New Mexico Small Business


The AARP 2017 New Mexico Small Business Owner Work and Save Study was a telephone study among small business owners or decision makers about employee benefits at companies with 1-100 additional employees within the state of New Mexico.

Key findings include the following:

  • Just over half (56%) of New Mexico small business owners express concern regarding their employees having enough money to retire. 

  • Two in three (65%) New Mexico small business owners support legislation that would create a state retirement option.

  • Two in three small businesses in New Mexico say they are likely to offer employees access to a state retirement savings option if it's available. 

Interviews were conducted September 12-October 5, 2017. Respondents were offered a $5 check in appreciation for their participation. Sample, including owner names and companies, came from a Dun & Bradstreet business list. 

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Suggested Citation:

Nelson, Brittne. 2017 New Mexico Small Business Owner Survey. Washington, DC: AARP Research, March 2018.

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