The structure of the New Mexico Educated Workforce in STEM is not like that of San Francisco or Boston. Our workforce often goes to graduate school out of state and finds jobs outside NM. Over the years, federal agencies have given NM tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for training programs and in an effort to increase our competitiveness in business and research. In recent meetings, it became clear that critical dots had not been connected to make it possible for NM business, startups, government labs, and others to meet the well-educated NM STEM workforce that is both in and out-of-state who want to return to NM for careers, family, and to help lead our state forward.
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