Connecting the Dots. The Northwest NM Council of Governments (COG) builds from a foundation of planning, institutional context, and expertise to incorporate strategic innovation and propel regional competitiveness.
The COG has supported the planning and development needs of Northwest NM for over forty years. The COG has a dual designation as a quasi-governmental and regional planning agency for the State of NM Local Government Division and the US Economic Development Administration as a Planning and Development District and a Economic Development District, respectively. The COG assists with local and regional planning and development initiatives in Northwest NM, encompassing the counties of San Juan, McKinley, and Cibola. The COG works on behalf of its members governments and their customized annual work plans to uplift the region through coordination.
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Snapshot of the Northwest New Mexico Region:
"Broadband is essential to the economic strength of rural communities. It improves access to education and quality health care, and it leads to new jobs and business opportunities. Broadband is part of everyday life in most of America and vital for economic success in the 21st Century. Rural America cannot be left out." -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
President Obama calls strong infrastructure key to a thriving economy:
"The businesses of tomorrow will not locate near old roads, outdated ports -- they’re going to go to places where the ports are good, the roads are good, the rail lines are good, you’ve got high-speed Internet, you’ve got high-tech schools, trained workers, systems that move air traffic and auto traffic faster."
A Challenge the COGs are advancing head on, check out our Panoramic Pilot Portal for infrastructure planning and development.
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