Panel of experts discuss how to grow IT industry in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A panel of IT experts met Wednesday to try and figure out a way to grow the industry in New Mexico.

The State Auditor says in one year, $40 million of government contracts went to out-of-state IT companies.

“This kind of thing needs to go on so we can get the workforce together and into Albuquerque to grow our economy,” Eric Lopez, Vice President of EC-Council, said.

The State Auditor’s Office plans to have similar panels in the future with other industries such as healthcare. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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