What is economic gardening and how can it benefit economic development in states like New Mexico?
In the past 15 years the most productive factor in job creation in New Mexico was existing companies adding jobs – not new companies or companies relocating in New Mexico.
Where does economic gardening fit into that statement?
Listen in as Barbara answers these questions and more. Plus hear her interview with Dr. Beverlee McClure, president and CEO of (Association of Commerce and Industry) ACI New Mexico and discover why ACI decided to work with the Edward Lowe Foundation to develop economic gardening in New Mexcio.
Dr. McClureDr. Beverlee J. McClure is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI). . Previously, Dr. McClure served as the state’s first Cabinet Secretary of Higher Education. Dr. McClure created the department and championed such causes as $100 million endowment in the College Affordability Fund to help with meet the financial needs of low income students. She came to the state ten years ago as the President of Clovis Community College and was the youngest sitting college president in the nation. In addition to being a member of the New Mexico Women’s Forum and the New Mexico Amigos, Dr. McClure is a Founding Member and Vice President of the New Mexico Heart Gallery Foundation.
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