Please make your plans to join us for the 2014 New Mexico Economic Development Summit to be held in Hobbs at the Lea County Event Center April 1st through April 3rd. This year New Mexico IDEA and the Rural Alliance have teamed up to present an exciting event that will offer training for community leaders and economic development professionals, ideas to make your economic development program more effective, and many opportunities to network with your peers.

The Summit begins on Tuesday April 1st at 6 PM, with a reception at Baymont Inn & Suites.

Early birds will have the opportunity to take one of three tours at 2:30 pm:
  • 1. URENCO USA facility (limit 35)
  • 2. RMS Foods, Boca Burger (limit 20)
  • 3. or the New Mexico Junior College Workforce Training Facility (limit 20)

Tour sign up is on a first-come-first-served basis and will not be available after the March 17th early bird deadline!

Secretary Jon Barela (Economic Development Department) will give a keynote on New Mexico's Increased Competitiveness
Through Recent Legislative Changes
. Secretary Monique Jacobson (Tourism Department) will give a keynote on
How to Use Tourism as a Job Builder and Economic Tool in Your Community. The program will also include topics such as Strategic Planning & Effective Meeting Strategies, Airports as an Economic Engine, Site Selector Panel, the
Logistics, Distribution & Transportation Sector, a discussion of the three Statewide Economic Development Plans,
the roll out of FUND IT, a collaborative infrastructure funding initiative, Optimal Downtown Revitalization, the New Mexico Employability Partnership, creating more competitive PRO responses, creative entrepreneurship programs and virtual business incubation, the results of the 2014 Legislative Session and how it will impact what we do, and much more.

Don't forget - register now and book your hotel room.
Please make your plans to join us for the 2014 New Mexico Economic Development Summit to be held in Hobbs at the Lea County Event Center April 1st through the 3rd. This year New Mexico IDEA and the Rural Alliance have teamed up to present an exciting event that will offer training for community leaders and economic development professionals, ideas to make your economic development program more effective, and many opportunities to network with your peers.

The Summit begins on Tuesday, April 1st at 6 PM, with a reception at Baymont Inn & Suites.

Early birds will have the opportunity to take one of three tours at 2:30 pm:
  • 1. URENCO USA facility (limit 35)
  • 2. RMS Foods, Boca Burger (limit 20)
  • 3. or the New Mexico Junior College Workforce Training Facility (limit 20)

Tour sign up is on a first-come-first-served basis and will not be available after the March 17th early bird deadline!

The program will include topics such as Effective Strategic Planning, Financing Energy Projects, Leadership Development, Using Your Airport to Recruiting, Site Selectors Panel, a discussion of the three Statewide Economic Development Plans, the role out of a new Collaborative Infrastructure Funding Committee, finding and marketing your community's Sense of Place, using 9-Box to evaluate prospects, Entrepreneurial Success Stories, the results of the 2014 Legislative Session and how it will impact what we do, and much more. Don't forget - register now and book your hotel room.