Statement From Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard Regarding Spaceport America Announcement
SANTA FE, NM – “(Friday’s) Spaceport announcement is great news for New Mexico. Not only will it create new jobs and economic opportunities, but it will also generate more money for our public schools as a state trust land lease,” Commissioner Garcia Richard said. “The Spaceport has already generated almost $1 million for our schools, and with this announcement, much more money will be on the way.”
The New Mexico Spaceport Authority has a State Land Office lease for Spaceport America. A portion of the revenue generated from Spaceport activities goes to support the state’s public schools as a state trust land beneficiary.