The purpose of the Spaceport Development Act [58-31-1 NMSA 1978] is to:

A.   encourage and foster development of the state and its cities and counties by developing spaceport facilities in New Mexico;

B.   actively promote and assist public and private sector infrastructure development to attract new industries and businesses, thereby creating new job opportunities in the state;

C.   create the statutory framework that will enable the state to design, finance, construct, equip and operate spaceport facilities necessary to ensure the timely, planned and efficient development of a southwest regional spaceport; and

D.   promote educational involvement in spaceport activities and education and training of the workforce to develop the skills needed for spaceport operations.

History: Laws 2005, ch. 128, § 2.