Technology test site headed to New Mexico county
Ghost towns are a bad thing, right?
Not the one that’s about to spring up in Lea County, N.M. That’s where a company recently announced plans to build what some are calling a $1 billion “ghost city” — to be used to test emerging infrastructure and technologies in a real-world, but uninhabited, setting.
Pegasus Global Holdings LLC officials say their Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation (CITE) will be unique in the world in replicating a modern city in size and scope. The facility, scheduled to break ground in June, is projected to create at least 350 permanent jobs and 3,500 indirect jobs in its design, development, construction and operational phases. Lea County, population 64,700, sits in the state’s southeast corner, bordering Texas and Mexico.
Read the entire story in the National Association of Counties’ County News publication.