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.
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.
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.
To make southern New Mexico a regional technology leader in the short term and a national center of technological excellence.
The High-Tech Consortium speaker for the March 22 meeting will be Phillip Deleon, Ph.D. Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Business Development
The HTC meeting is being held at the Arrowhead Center on the NMSU campus, March 22nd at 4:30PM to 6:00PM, parking is free.
Phillip De Leon teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in adaptive filtering, advanced linear systems, digital speech processing (DSP), embedded DSP, mobile application development (iOS), pattern recognition and machine learning, and signals and systems. His research has been supported by federal (Air Force Research Laboratories, Army Research Laboratory, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NASA) and industry grants. He has published over 70 papers in international journals and conferences and has four U.S. Patents. His research interests include machine learning, speech signal processing, and time-frequency analysis.
HTC membership meetings are open to the public. FREE TO ATTEND. Anyone interested in growing technology in southern New Mexico is encouraged to attend. For more information please call Dr. Ed Pines at 575-646-2730, or Paul Deason at 575-644-8427.
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