Agenda

Tentative
WHEN WHAT
8:00 AM  Check-in and Networking 
8:30 AM Welcome and Overview
  • Susana Martinez, Governor, State of New Mexico 
  • Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department 
  • Heather Balas, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First 
9:15 AM Roundtable Discussion
  • Tax, Regulation, and Infrastructure Barriers: Richard Anklam, President and Executive Director, New Mexico Tax Research
  • Workforce Development: Kathy Winograd, President, CNM
  • Tech Transfer: Thomas Brennan, Entrepreneur in Residence, Sandia National Laboratories and Venture Partner, Arch Venture Partners, L.P.
  • Emerging Opportunities: Michael Hightower, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and Manager of Energy Surety Engineering and Analysis Department, Sandia National Laboratories
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM                                                                                      Small Group Discussion A: Challenges
  • Discussion Overview
  • Ground Rules
  • Introductions + Question 1: Drawing on the background information and your own knowledge of the issues, what is one challenge that limits our ability to ensure the following goal? 
    • Tax, Regulation, and Infrastructure Barriers Track: New Mexico taxes and regulations, as well as our state’s transportation and communication infrastructure, facilitate business growth.
    • Competitive Workforce Track: New Mexico community colleges and universities prepare our state’s workforce in the advanced skills they need to participate in a highly competitive economy.
    • Tech Transfer Track: New Mexico’s technology resources find ways to expedite the transfer of commercialized technology to the private sector, and New Mexico technology entrepreneurs find the support they need to bring this technology to market.
    • Emerging Opportunities Track: New Mexico diversifies its economy by attracting emerging technology businesses in several technology clusters including aerospace, bioscience and health, energy/environment/water, information technology, and nanotechnology.
11:15 AM Small Group Discussion B: Solutions
  • Question 2: What are our best ideas for overcoming the challenges we identified?
12:30 PM Lunch Keynote Presentation
  • Dr. Lowell Catlett, Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
1:30 PM Small Group Discussion C: Recommendations
  • Question 3: What recommendations do we want to propose that will have the most significant impact? 
3:40 PM Break
4:00 PM Plenary Session: Recommendations Review
  • Heather Balas, President and Executive Director, New Mexico First
 5:20 PM  Closing
  • Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department
 5:30 PM  Adjourn


Overview

Date: October 2, 2012
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: CNM Workforce Training Center, 5600 Eagle Rock Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Economic development is vital to the success and sustainability of every New Mexico community. Our residents need opportunities for advancement. Our communities need a revenue stream that supports services and infrastructure. Our state needs a diversified economic base to ensure progress in a global economy. These goals raise the standard of living for everyone.

For these reasons, the New Mexico Economic Development Department is convening a one-day summit where participants will put forth their best ideas on how to position our state for improved economic growth over the next 100 years This statewide summit will produce a platform of recommendations in the following areas:
  • Eliminating structural barriers to economic growth
  • Preparing a competitive workforce
  • Facilitating tech-transfer and entrepreneurship
  • Leveraging emerging economic opportunities
Who Should Attend?
  • Community members
  • Business people
  • Economic development specialists
  • Higher education professionals and educators 
  • Public officials
Seating is limited. The summit can accommodate a maximum of 100 participants. Early registration is highly recommended.

What Happens at the Summit?
This will not be a typical conference with a series of presentations. There will be a panel of experts to help set context, but the bulk of the summit is comprised of small group discussions among participants who care about the issues and want to create practical recommendations for change.

Prior to the summit, participants will receive background information that will outline the key issues and serve as a basis for each discussion group.

What Happens after the Summit?
The recommendations will be reviewed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department, influencing the agency’s strategic plan.

Reports

Background Report

Background information on the key issues is being produced for summit participants and will provide the foundation for the discussions during the summit. We ask that participants read the information beforehand.

New Century Economy Summit: Backgrounder
Contract for the NM Economic Development Department on workforce development, tax, regulation, & infrastructure barriers, technology transfer, emerging opportunities 02-Oct-2012 New Century Economy Summit: Backgrounder

Final Report

New Century Economy Summit: Recommendations
Contract for the NM Economic Development Department on workforce development, tax, regulation, & infrastructure barriers, technology transfer, emerging opportunities 02-Oct-2012 New Century Economy Summit: Recommendations


Speakers

Welcome

Susana Martinez, Governor, State of New Mexico
Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department

Roundtable Participants

Tax, Regulation, and Infrastructure Barriers: Richard Anklam, President and Executive Director, New Mexico Tax Research

Workforce Development: Kathy Winograd, President, CNM

Tech Transfer: Thomas Brennan, Entrepreneur in Residence, Sandia National Laboratories and Venture Partner, Arch Venture Partners, L.P.

Emerging Opportunities: Michael Hightower, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff and Manager of Energy Surety Engineering and Analysis Department, Sandia National Laboratories

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Lowell Catlett, Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer, New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences



Sponsors

This event is convened and sponsored by: 

New Mexico Department of Economic Development 


Additional support is provided by: 
CNM Workforce Training Center 
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
New Mexico State University Arrowhead Center