El Paso Electric, U.S. Bank Continue Investment in the Ground-Breaking Education and Workforce Efforts of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM – Newly announced investments in The Bridge of Southern New Mexico from two of its most-committed funders will support first-of-their-kind partnership projects underway with the Gadsden and Las Cruces districts. El Paso Electric recently awarded The Bridge its largest investment to date — $30,000 – to support the piloting of teacher externships […]

Connecting People with Great Jobs is a Group Effort

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News Doña Ana County leads the state in mapping out holistic career pathways for people to find their way to well-paid careers right here in our community and for mapping the relationships between our education, workforce and business communities to work together to propel people toward success. In fact, […]

Small steps can render big results

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin Three years ago, I was thrilled to return to the work of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and in the state that I loved. In no way could I have envisioned how our community’s amazing work would play such an enormous role in the conversations driving education […]

Maximizing Our “Ecosystem of Opportunity” through Workforce Development

As published in The Bottom Line of the Las Cruces Bulletin It’s always great to come home to the Chamber…it truly is the birthplace of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico! In 2007, legendary Las Cruces leader Patsy Duran began a conversation in the Chamber’s Education Committee about high school graduation rates, which lagged around […]

Boosting the Bottom Line Through Workforce Connections

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News Workforce is the single greatest asset driving success for any company. Many have used the phrase, “I’m not in the _________ business, I’m in the people business.” Attracting, hiring, and cultivating a diverse, well-qualified workforce talent is critical to any company achieving success in fulfilling their mission, whatever […]

Is This the Era of Collaboration?

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin For the past decade, Doña Ana County has been at the forefront of proving the power of collaboration in our state, with cross-sector groups like The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and Ngage uniting the collective assets of the community to work together toward shared goals.  As the […]

Local Investments in Workforce Development Yield Local Rewards

As published in the Las Cruces Bulletin There is no issue more important to our county’s economic wellbeing than that of workforce development. It’s an intricate and all-encompassing issue that almost all communities talk about it, but few have been able to wrap their arms around.  Not so, in Dona Ana County, thanks to the […]

History in the Making for New Mexico’s True Talent

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News May 10 was a history-making day for Doña Ana County and the rest of New Mexico when Sir Richard Branson and the team from Virgin Galactic came with the news that they were moving operations for the first-ever commercial “spaceline” to New Mexico right away, bringing their more […]

How Do We Maximize Workforce Investments?

As published in the Las Cruces Sun-News Just how much do we invest in workforce development in New Mexico, and how do we get the most bang for our buck?  That’s a question I left Washington, D.C. with after attending the US Chamber of Commerce’s Talent Forward Summit, which focused on some best practices in […]