New Mexico interim legislative Jobs Council

The New Mexico interim legislative Jobs Council will hold a meeting in Ruidoso on July 6th as a part of an ongoing series of deliberations to develop clarity and consensus on a job creation agenda.

The focus of this meeting will be on three economic base job sectors or program theaters:

1. Innovation to Enterprise: Starting up new economic base enterprises.

2. Solowork: Starting up and recruiting independent workers and freelancers who earn their money from out of state.

3. Retirement: Recruitment of affluent retirees from outside the state to bring in new money.

The day-long process will be chaired by the Speaker of the House of Representatives Don Tripp and Senate Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen. The meeting will be conducted in a town hall format with participants convening in three groups, one for each theater. The deliberation process for each theater is designed to identify:

 Economic base job potential for each theater

 Barrier gaps such as marketing, infrastructure, work force and organizational leadership

 Metrics to determine progress and success

 Detailed narrative solutions for action by the council

A schedule for the other 2015 theater sector deliberations, an explanation of the deliberative process and a summary of the program of work approved in the previous council meeting are found in the attachment. A formal agenda will be available Monday on the legislative council website.

Meeting Details

Location: Ruidoso Convention Center (111 Sierra Blanca Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88456)

Time: Monday, July 6th from 10 AM to 5PM. There is no charge for meeting attendance and lunch will be provided.

Lodging: The Lodge at Sierra Blanca (107 Sierra Blanca Dr.), which is adjacent to the convention center, is offering meeting attendees special rates for its rooms. To take advantage of the special, call 1-888-763- 7969 and ask for the government rate. Room with 2 queen beds: $89.00 plus tax; King studio suite: $99.00 plus tax; 1-bedroom king suite: $109.00 plus tax.

Please RSVP to Paul Hamrick at

For more information, please contact Mark Lautman at or Charles Lehman at

Teen Entrepreneurship Opportunity

Do you know teens who have interesting ideas about hot to improve a product or service? Do they want to be a part of a team that creates a real business? If so, encourage them to participate in the One-Week Startup Teen ABQ Program at Bosque School this summer (July 13-17-2015).

This week will begin with presentations from Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, Albuquerque Economic Development Director Gary Oppedahl, and other local entrepreneurs and professionals speaking on topics including; researching an idea, intellectual property laws, business canvas models, technology, and graphic design. Beginning on Wednesday, students will pitch ideas, form teams, and build a business model. Final presentations will take place on Friday, July 17 at 5:00 pm. in front a of a panel of judges and parents.

See what it is all about! Check out the video from the Startup TEEN Weekend in February.

Scholarships Available!

Two Sections Open: 6th-8th Grade and 9th-12th Grade

July 13-17,2015

The City of Albuquerque has generously provided 11 scholarships for students to participate. These are going fast. The course is $295. If you know of a student who could use a need-based scholarship to attend this exciting week, please contact Marisa Gay at  To register, view the Bosque Summer catalog at