Economic development is the expansion of capacities that contribute to the advancement of society through the realization of individuals’, firms’, and communities’ potential. (Feldman, Hadjimichael, Kemeny, Lanahan). This is realized at NMSU through innovation and scholarship, community engagement, and talent development.
The Office of the VPED is NMSU’s primary resource for statewide economic development and wealth creation. We work to connect off-campus partners with NMSU’s considerable research, technical, and professional expertise – to be a “problem solver” for New Mexico.
In 2012, VPED Carruthers led the creation of a Strategic Business Plan, outlining strategies for economic success for the university and state by creating a talented, entrepreneurial workforce; moving NMSU research innovations into the marketplace; and attracting new business and industry representatives to join NMSU’s pool of commercial partners.
Join us as we work to leverage NMSU’s strengths and talents with those of our partners to benefit efforts across New Mexico.
Do you have a question about forming a strategic alliance between your organization and NMSU, finding a technology-based investment opportunity, or starting or expanding a business?
The NMSU Foundation has established an endowment to annually award one Faculty member and one Staff member with a $500 award recognizing outstanding community engagement. The first awards will be presented in Spring 2016. Application submission process closed on November 16, 2015. More information on the award application process is available by clicking here.
Faculty Award Application Criteria: FacultyCommunityEngagementAwards_2015
Staff Award Application Criteria: StaffCommunityEngagementAwards_2015