At any rate one would think that this economic lily could not be gilded. But it can be if there were just a little leadership in Albuquerque and New Mexico. Think of the brainpower and experience that retires from the labs in the state every year. Has anyone thought about pairing those smart people up with technology upstarts here? Could the city or state perhaps fund an effort to organize this? Somewhat along the lines of UNM's new Innovate Albuquerque project.
These retired scientists and administrators are a wealth of knowledge. I bet they would love to stay busy helping move things along in our economy and business efforts. Someone just needs to take the lead with some funding and organization.