Editorial: Spaceport America is Exactly What NM Needs

Spaceport Efforts Gaining Ground
Las Cruces Sun-News

All along, the spaceport has had its critics. As the economy has tumbled in the past year, many of those critics have held the spaceport up as a boondoggle and a stress on an already strained state budget.

But we would argue that a new industry is precisely what is needed at this time. And we believe this particular industry will be viable and is particularly suited to southern New Mexico.

Yes, it will be a few years down the road before the economic impact really kicks into high gear. But that makes it all the more critical to get these baby steps done now. Continued progress and movement now brings us ever closer to the day we can feel the positive effects.

Any delays now will only delay those positive effects.

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