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September’s High Tech Consortium (HTC) of Southern New Mexico membership meeting and featured speaker will be on Wednesday September 27 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].

Our speaker will be Mr. Bill Mattiace, former Mayor of Las Cruces and current Executive Director of the New Mexico Border Authority. Bill will discuss the economic transformation along the Santa Teresa border and will also address the implications for technology growth in the area.

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.

VISIT our website at: www.HTCNM.com 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.

 

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. 

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