Economic Analysis: Protect the Public Lands in Doña Ana County For Future Economic Development in the Region

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – A new report shows that protected public lands are a competitive economic advantage in southern New Mexico and Doña AnaCounty.  The analysis confirms that protecting the world-class public lands surrounding Las Cruces will aid the region’s economic development strategy. 

“Permanently protecting the iconic Organ Mountains and the surrounding natural treasures will boost our economy and benefit Doña Ana County. This Headwaters report explains how stimulating tourism, attracting new residents, and creating jobs goes hand in hand with permanently protecting public lands”, said Richard Majestic from the High Tech Consortium of Southern New Mexico. 

WHAT: On Monday, September 26th, Mesilla Valley community leaders will tour Sapphire Energy’s test and development facility in Las Cruces’ West Mesa Industrial Park. Sapphire is working to commercialize “green crude”—a renewable petroleum replacement that is produced from algae, sunlight and CO2.  Sapphire Energy believes that algae will become a very substantial agricultural crop, and make a major difference to the world’s energy balance. 

Saturday, 22 October 2011 18:00

Membership FAQ

Membership in the Consortium is open to any person or entity that wishes to subscribe to and support the purpose of the Consortium as defined in its By-Laws, pays dues according to the schedule set by the Board of Directors and maintains an active presence by attending meetings and/or participating in discussions and Consortium activities, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Friday, 21 October 2011 18:00

Expanding HTC horizons statewide

It has come to my attention that the New Mexico Technology Council would really like to have HTC as (at a minimum) an affiliate member or a Peer Group or (preferred) as the Southern NM arm of NMTC.

Friday, 07 October 2011 18:00

What is HTC's Mission?

What is HTC’s mission?

To make southern New Mexico a regional technology leader in the short term and a national center of technological excellence.

April’s High Tech Consortium (HTC) of Southern New Mexico meeting and featured speaker will be Dr. Frank C. Ramos, Department of Geology Associate Professor on Wednesday (25 April) from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Arrowhead Center [New Mexico State University Campus, 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center, Building C].

This month’s speaker will discuss his high-tech endeavors related to isotope analyses of earth-related materials. Prior to this month’s speaker talk, Paul Goulding will give a short talk on a BROADBAND INITIATIVE for southern New Mexico.

HTC membership meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in growing technology in southern New Mexico is encouraged to attend. There is no charge for attending. For more information please call Dr. Ed Pines (HTC President) at 575-646-2730, or Terry Jack 720-201-7344.

Broadband Initiative Discussion Points by Paul Goulding


Develop a robust fiber broadband loop around Las Cruces

Attract high technology businesses from congested, high-cost areas

                                        (Examples: California, Massachusetts and New Jersey)

Develop emerging high technology industries

                                        (Bio-Medical, AI and Digital Media Technology)

Assist existing industries (i.e., Agriculture and Aerospace)           

Economic Benefits:

Provides high paying jobs to NMSU and DACC graduates

Increases export trade opportunities for Las Cruces businesses

Broadens tax base and increases tax revenue for Las Cruces

Expansion of existing healthcare industry

Qualitative Benefits:

Creates a well-educated workforce for the future

Retains NMSU and DACC graduates

No negative environmental impact

Las Cruces can be a model for other Southern New Mexico cities






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