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 October meeting of the High Tech Consortium (HTC) of Southern New Mexico will be on the 24th of October [Wednesday], from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Arrowhead Center [located at 3655 Research Drive, Genesis Center, Building C, on the campus of New Mexico State University]. Free to attend.

This month’s speaker is Tracey Bryan, President and CEO of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, and the topic will be “Developing Dona Ana County's Workforce to Drive Economic Development.” Thanks to the passion and commitment of a growing set of cross-sector partners on the Workforce Talent Collaborative, a clear plan and path to a comprehensive approach to workforce development has emerged that can transform the future of the region by boosting the earning potential of its citizens. The plan harnesses the collective assets already in place and identifies the gaps that need to be filled for us to build a ready, highly-skilled workforce that will drive short and long-term economic development for us all.

For more than 25 years, Tracey has had the privilege of serving in ground-breaking and industry-leading work for non- and for-profit entities. She is a proven leader in building strong relationships among public-private, cross-disciplinary groups to cultivate a shared vision and mobilize action. She currently leads one of New Mexico’s most successful collective impact initiatives – The Bridge of Southern New Mexico. This business-led, education-focused partnership ignited the vision that led to New Mexico’s first Early College High School and cultivated a community focus on increasing high school graduation rates – which now outpace the state at 80%.

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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