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UNM Business and Economic Summit – January 2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
10:00am – 3:30pm MST | Online via Zoom Meeting

Hosted by the University of New Mexico and UNM Rainforest Innovations

The purpose of the event is to continue our statewide dialogue about ways to grow our New Mexico economy and our innovation ecosystem.

Themed, “New Mexico 2030,” the goal is to convene stakeholders (public, private and non-profit) from across New Mexico. Recognizing the progress that the state has made to date, the Summit will envision economic growth in New Mexico. The summit will build on New Mexico Chamber of Commerce’s strategic plan “Driving New Mexico’s Future: Empowering a Competitive Economy in a Post-Pandemic World“.

New Mexico Chamber of Commerce Report and Presentation Slides:
Report – Driving New Mexico’s Future
Presentation – Driving New Mexico’s Future

Speakers and Moderators:
Learn more about the speakers and moderators here.

January 12, 2021 Event Recordings

Welcome by Garnett S. Stokes, UNM President:

Presentation of the NMCC “Driving New Mexico’s Future” Report by Rob Black, President & CEO, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Ted Abernathy, Principal & Founder, Economic Leadership

Research Universities in New Mexico

National Laboratories in New Mexico

Keynote Presentation by Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University – The Role of Public Universities in State-wide Economic Development

Keynote Reflections by Mayor Tim Keller, City of Albuquerque

Afternoon Breakout Sessions
(January 12, 2021, 1:30-2:15pm)

Breakout sessions were held to further discuss ideas and share your comments on the specific strategies from the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce’s strategic plan Driving New Mexico’s Future. More information on the breakout session is linked below.

Break-out Room #1To address the challenge of insufficient skilled workers
Breakout Room #2To address the top concern of stakeholders and improve overall regulatory business climate
Breakout Room #3 – To take advantage of the state’s location, respond to corporate needs and spread opportunity more broadly
Breakout Room #4 – To acknowledge rapid change and take advantage of emerging opportunities
Breakout Room #5 – To align business needs, higher education assets and government efforts to efficiently grow the New Mexico economy and raise the prosperity of the state’s citizens

Breakout Sessions Report Out

Closing Remarks

Thank you to the Summit Steering Committee for all their planning efforts!

Rob Black, President & CEO, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP, Founding Principal / Architect, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini

Carrie Freeman, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Second Muse

 James Holloway, Ph.D., Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, UNM

Lisa Kuuttila, CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer, UNM Rainforest Innovations

Scott Lopez, Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor, Bank of America

Mitzi Montoya, Ph.D., Dean, Anderson School of Management, UNM

Cara Michaliszyn, Director of Economic Development, UNM Rainforest Innovations

Please contact us at info@innovations.unm.edu with any questions about the event.