Registration Opens for Economic Development Town Hall
New Mexico First, a leading nonprofit public policy organization, announced that its 2016 statewide town hall will Focus on Economic Security and Vitality for New Mexico. New Mexico First is calling on citizens to help develop a concrete, actionable platform of policy recommendations for policymakers and other leaders. The town hall will be held in Albuquerque May 19-20.
â€œFor many, a vibrant economy is perhaps the most sought after policy goal for our state,â€ said Heather Balas, New Mexico Firstâ€™s President and Executive Director. â€œWith this policy goal in mind, we hope citizens will create recommendations that call on federal, state, and local policymakers as well as private sector leaders to create better economic conditions for New Mexico.â€
Town hall participants will focus on key issues that include:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Our changing workforce, including opportunities for engaging "millennials" in the new economy
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Industry diversification & new business recruitment
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Advancing a friendly business climate and a culture of entrepreneurship
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â New opportunities for rural and tribal development
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Economic stability for low and middle income families, including the role of the nonprofit sector on the state's economy
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â The role of government in the economy, including government dollars and opportunities for public-private partnerships
The bulk of the town hall is comprised of small group discussions among participants who care about economic security and vitality for New Mexico and want to promote solutions that will lead to progress. All community members from every region of the state are welcome.Â
The recommendations will be presented to federal, state, and local policymakers as well as private sector leaders and communities throughout New Mexico.Â
Individuals interested in attending the town hall should register at www.nmfirst.org.
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Who: All community members from all regions of the state, business leaders, family and labor advocates, educators, tribal representatives, economic development planners, government professionals, youth and elected officials are encouraged to attend the town hall.Â
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â What:Â Town Hall 2016: Economic Security and Vitality for New Mexico
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Where: Marriott Pyramid North, Albuquerque, NM
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Registration: Register at www.nmfirst.org or for more information call 505-225-2140.
The town hall is convened by New Mexico First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy organization that engages people in important issues facing the state or a community. Established in 1986, NM First offers unique town halls and forums that create recommendations for policymakers and the public. New Mexico First also produces nonpartisan reports on critical issues facing the state. These reports on topics like water, education, healthcare, economic development, and energy â€" are available at nmfirst.org.
Contact: Pamela Blackwell, Economic Policy Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 225-2140
Thursday, 19 May, 2016
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