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.

 The August meeting of High Tech Consortium (HTC) of Southern New Mexico will be on the 22nd of August [Wednesday], from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Arrowhead Center. The Arrowhead Center is located at 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center, Building C on the campus of New Mexico State University.

This month’s speaker is Dr. Griselda Martinez, Deputy Director, Economic Development Department, City of Las Cruces. Dr. Martinez will provide an overview of the newly created Economic Department, the strategic plan, and initiatives taking place department-wide, and more detailed related to the Las Cruces International Airport and Sustainability. The department has gone through an intense strategic planning process, in which customer-based metrics have been defined for the upcoming four years. Dr. Griselda’s responsibilities include the implementation of strategies to meet these metrics for the two sections of her primary responsibility.

Dr. Martinez’ prior experience includes working in the private sector work in a binational manufacturing company with operations in both El Paso [U.S.] and Ciudad Juarez [Mexico]. Upon her arrival to Las Cruces, she joined the Arrowhead’s team at New Mexico State University, where her roles included research on economic matters and linked to her doctorate program in Economic Development. Additionally, she directed efforts for both business and technical assistance to a wide variety of businesses in the region and in the state of New Mexico through the New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program. Leveraging upon her multicultural and bilingual background, Griselda also directed the efforts for entrepreneurial programs in Mexico, including work with the National Autonomous University of Mexico [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México] (UNAM), and the National Polytechnic Institute [Instituto Politécnico Nacional] (IPN), in Mexico City.

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 the HTC President, Dr. Ed Pines, at 575-646-2730, or Terry Jack 720-201-7344.

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