We are honored to launch this series with an interview with our partner, the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce (SFGCC). SFGCC has been a longtime force for social equity and environmental preservation, growing Santa Fe’s economic prosperity. This past year they have been focused on providing resources for small local businesses and working to implement a water conservation program for restaurants. SFGCC has worked to grow that list of participants for this program and faced difficulties because of concern over new and changing COVID-19 regulations.
Clines Corners was once a prominent stop on Route 66 on the way into Albuquerque. Many people still use it today traveling along Interstate-40. That iconic sign that everyone associates with was the only form of major economic income in Clines Corners other than commuting to Moriarty or other places. That will hopefully change with a new wind farm.
This old mining site that has been closed since 1993. For years, it went unused other than being a disposal site for the uranium it once provided. Currently, the mine is undergoing cleaning and disposal efforts. That will all change soon, though. BHP, the owner of the mining site, revealed plans to use this location for another purpose: renewable energy.
You don’t often find a report that summarizes a great trend for New Mexico communities looking for local innovation and resiliency in economic development like this one. It also happens to define what we, ReNew Mexico, are all about. More renewable energy project potential driving the right kind of economic development for all New Mexicans.