SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez's administration plans a summit in October to gather recommendations for boosting New Mexico's economy.
The Economic Development Department is organizing the "New Century Economic Summit" in Albuquerque on Oct. 2 to hear from community and business leaders and educators.
Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela said policy recommendations may be incorporated into legislative proposals and the agency's long-term strategic plan for expanding the economy.
Barela said the summit needs to consider New Mexico's tax system, infrastructure, economic development incentives and educational programs for preparing a competitive workforce.
The summit will be held at the Workforce Training Center at Central New Mexico Community College. There is a $25 registration fee, and the public policy group New Mexico First is helping with the summit (
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.