''This positive vote for the spaceport ballot initiative means America's new frontier begins in southern New Mexico,'' Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday. ''I'm proud that the people of Dona Ana County chose a high-tech and high-wage future, with better math and science education, and expanded opportunities for young men and women right here in New Mexico.'' Santa Fe New Mexican 4/5/07
'The centerpiece of the whole project is the investment in math and science, education for our young people and the creation of new economic opportunities,'' Homans said. ''What we're doing is sending a message to the world that New Mexico embraces technology, innovation and new ideas and that we want to attract those kinds of companies and those kinds of entrepreneurs to our state.'' Santa Fe New Mexican 4/6/07
Interesting. Which part of building an underfunded $198M runway in the desert will go to education exactly?
And about that high-tech and high-wage future? I picture hard-hat work in the heat of the Journada del Muerto - building buildings, setting concrete, laying asphalt and stringing fence to keep them cows and terrorists out.
And hurry up with all that. The increasing price of oil could make such development for promise of NASCAR rockets and spacerides seem wasteful.