Tuesday, July 05, 2011
7/6-8: NM Legislative Interim Economic and Rural Development Committee Meetings in Tucumcari, Santa Rosa
The Legislative Interim Economic and Rural Development Committee will meet July 6 and 7 in Tucumcari at Mesalands Community College, and on July 8 at the Blue Hole Dive Training and Santa Rosa Conference Center in Santa Rosa.
Senator Bernadette M. Sanchez (D–Bernalillo–26) is Chair of the committee and Representative Debbie A. Rodella (D–Rio Arriba, Sandoval, Taos–41) is Vice-Chair. The committee will hear from a number of industry and small business experts on energy, real estate and tax policy and laws during the course of the meeting. Thursday morning the committee will tour the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College. On Friday, Dr. Dely Alcantara of the University of New Mexico and Dr. Jim Peach of New Mexico State University will give an analysis of census data which has revealed a population shift from rural to urban areas and the effects on the demand for labor throughout New Mexico.
“This committee is focused on attracting and cultivating businesses in our rural communities throughout New Mexico,” said Rep. Rodella. All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meeting agendas are subject to change. For more information and the most current committee agendas and calendars, please go here. Interim committee audio webcasting is now available through the website.