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