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It's time for N.M. to join the high-tech economy
Quaint, remote, poverty-encrusted New Mexico is ready to take "the next step" into the roiling mainstream of the future high-tech economy. A lot of what's holding it back is its own sluggishness at making the leap.
The six-week-old Next Generation Economy Initiative intends to change that. The new private-public partnership of central New Mexico business and civic leaders is scrutinizing the region's economy, looking for ways to diversify and strengthen it. Unlike many previous initiatives, this one is powered with some big bucks a $350,000 Department of Energy grant with genuine enthusiasm from the private …