Northern New Mexico College Students Film Innovation Economy Powered By Tech


Northern New Mexico College Students Film Innovation Economy Powered By Tech

Students from the Northern New Mexico College Film and Digital Media Arts Department, including student film crew leader Nathan Maestas, participated in filming a video celebrating New Mexico’s growing Innovation Economy Powered by Tech.

Governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham and Dr. Richard Bailey, president of Northern New Mexico College, shared important comments as featured speakers in this New Mexico TechWorks’ community-driven video. Bailey and NNMC staff David Lindblom and Steve Cox supported the project.

New Mexico TechWorks has been working with LANL Foundation, LANL, REdiNet, Northern NM College, Rio Arriba Economic Development Department, North Central New Mexico Economic Development District, the Internet Society, Verizon and more to “expand Tech access and education and increase Tech enterprise and employment in the region.”

While professionals from LANL and the LANL Foundation visited dozens of classrooms to support Hour of Code learning events in early December as part of Computer Science Education Week, New Mexico TechWorks released a series of videos and posts promoting New Mexico’s growing Tech economy. Videos included a clip to kick-off the week from U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a clip to conclude the week from U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, who honored local student recipients of the Congressional App Awards (see Luján Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional App Challenge).

New Mexico TechWorks has also been working throughout Northern New Mexico to “strengthen the economy one website at a time” by helping community members of all ages learn to make, launch and manage their own website through the “1000 Website in 1000 Days” campaign. Examples of local efforts include:

For updates on regional efforts and free workshops, join the New Mexico TechWorks mailing list or visit their website at Website workshops are posted on their Facebook page and online at