NM Legislature marks impact of Sandia Science and Technology Park

By Manette Newbold Fisher

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jackie Kerby Moore poses with state Sen. Jim White
PARK PRAISE — Sandia manager Jackie Kerby Moore poses with state Sen. Jim White at the Roundhouse. White’s memorial honored the economic impact of the Sandia Science and Technology Park.  (Photo by Valerie Salim-Meza)

The New Mexico Legislature recently recognized the Sandia Science and Technology Park for 20 years of economic impact.

The honor came through a House Joint Memorial by Rep. Abbas Akhil, D-Albuquerque, and Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, and a Senate Joint Memorial by Sen. Jim White, R-Albuquerque.

The memorials recognized the park for positively contributing to the local and state economies, for being one of the first research parks developed in connection with a national laboratory and for serving as a model for other laboratories and universities.

The SS&TP is home to 26 buildings and 47 companies and organizations. It provides more than 2,050 jobs. Park officials announced last summer at its 20-year anniversary celebration that it has generated more than $3.1 billion in economic activity since it was established in 1998, and has paid out more than $5.4 billion in wages.

Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia manager of technology and economic development and Linda von Boetticher, program leader for the tech park, were guests at the Roundhouse during presentations of the memorials.