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
- 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.
Susana Martinez, Governor, State of New Mexico
Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Department
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
Dr. Lowell Catlett, Regent’s Professor/Dean and Chief Administrative Officer,
New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental
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