LANL’s Major Subcontractors have economic development requirements as part of their contracts with LANL, making each Major Subcontractor a valuable resource for the region’s initiatives. In 2004, LANL’s Business Operations Division formed the LANL Subcontractors Consortium to serve as an economic development collaboration platform for the Major Subcontractors.
Los Alamos Connect is the principal economic development investment by Los Alamos National Security, LLC the company that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory. Los Alamos Connect provides a variety of services to help businesses achieve growth, continued success, and increase economic impact in Northern New Mexico. Visitwww.losalamosconnect.net.
Launched in 2012, the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign aims to recognize at least 20 high-growth companies in the region before the year 2020. These are the job creators for Northern New Mexico. To date, 25 companies have been recognized as the innovators of our region. Visit www.nnm2020.org.
The REDI Strategic Plan, completed in 2008, is a long-term, 25-year plan for economic development in the region. We have made significant progress in implementing aspects of the plan including a $74 million REDINet regional broadband initiative, Economic Development Services, Cluster Strategies, and a Public-Private Partnership to sustain the effort. Visit www.NNMREDI.org.
Six northern New Mexico colleges, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and the New Mexico Regional Development Corporation (RDC) are collaborating to graduate more technical career students, place them in jobs, and better prepare them for career and educational advancement.
The Technical Training and Job Placement program, known as Accelerate, focuses on transitional workers with retraining needs and non-traditional students enrolled in technical certificate and 2-year degree programs. Accelerate offers an innovative approach to increase technical degree completion, professional readiness, and job placement. Visitwww.acceleratenm.org.