STRONG ASSETS AND PERSISTENT POVERTY:
NEW MEXICO’S EPSCOR-IDEA PROGRAM

Box B-4
New Mexico

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SOURCE: USGS

Population (2011): 2.1 M

Size: 121,589 sq mi

Gross State Production (FY 2011):$ 79414 M

Four-year Universities: The New Mexico state university system includes six campuses

First year in the EPSCoR Program: 2001

As New Mexico’s Governor Susana Martinez notes in Technology 21: A Science and Technology Roadmap for New Mexico’s Future: “New Mexico is a state rich in science and technology assets and capabilities.” It has a solid public university system led by the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, and New Mexico Tech. It is a state with large military installations, including Kirtland, Holloman, and Cannon Air Force Bases, and



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