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New Economic Development Program For New Mexico To Be Aired At Meetings With State Leaders And Federal Research Officials

A unique program that would enable New Mexico communities to access technologies at America’s federal research labs for building their local economies will be discussed at briefings that New Horizons Foundation has organized for state government leaders and federal research officials next month in Santa Fe and Lea County. The Santa Fe briefing will include […]

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NHF Goals/Accomplishments Featured in Green Fire Times

In an article titled Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation: NHF Facilitates Tech Transfer from Government to the Private Sector in the July 2016 issue of Green Fire Times, New Horizons Foundation Executive Director Dale Gannaway discusses the new model of technology commercialization and NHF’s accomplishments toward rural economic development. Green Fire Times spotlights initiatives that create […]

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NMJC’s Dr. Kelvin Sharp Joins NHF Board as Vice President

New Horizons Foundation President Ron Black has announced the appointment of Kelvin W. Sharp, Ed.D., as vice president of the NHF Board of Directors, succeeding Steve McCleery, Ed.D. Dr. Sharp assumed the presidency of New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) on July 1, 2016, also succeeding Dr. McCleery, who has retired after 32 years at NMJC, […]

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Intern Robert Graham Joins NHF to Focus on Rural Development

New Horizons Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Graham to an internship with the foundation. Graham is director of Alumni Relations at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), a position he has held since 2012. In fall of 2017, he will begin studying in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at New Mexico State […]

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Innovative New Mexico Foundation Taps into Defense Department Research Labs to Drive Economic

HOBBS, NM, May 11, 2016 — New Horizons Foundation, based in the southeast corner of New Mexico atop the oil-rich Permian Basin, has released a report that highlights its innovative strategy for accessing new technologies developed at federal research labs and bringing them to New Mexico as a way to stimulate private sector investment and […]

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NHF’s Innovate Lea County Conference

New Horizons Foundation’s April 23, 2016, Innovate Lea County conference drew local, regional and state leaders and officials in the public and private sectors. Presentations and discussion focused on the background and status of NHF’s strategies and progress for further strengthening and diversifying the innovation economy of Lea County and its surrounding region in the […]

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Well Servicing Magazine Features NHF Technologies, Commercialization and Economic Diversification

Cold spray is a material-deposition process in which metal or metal-ceramic mixtures of powders are used to form a coating or freestanding structure. This article appears in the March-April 2016 issue of the magazine: www.wellservicingmagazine.com Tucked away in the small town of Hobbs, New Mexico, is a little known research and development foundation with one-of-a-kind […]

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Special Report: How NHF partners with entrepreneurs, startups and established companies to develop technologies

NHF meets with officials at the ARL Cold Spray Lab at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. By Mark Crawford HOBBS, NM — There is a unique new pathway to prosperity and innovation being opened in the Permian Basin—commercializing cutting-edge military technologies for use in the private sector. An extensive portfolio of these technologies is managed […]

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New Horizons Foundation Brings High Tech to the Permian Basin

Well Servicing Magazine, in its March-April 2016 issue, features an article about the work of NHF in fostering innovation and opportunity in Lea County and the greater Permian Basin. Cold spray is a material-deposition process in which metal or metal-ceramic mixtures of powders are used to form a coating or freestanding structure. This article appears […]

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You Can Partner with a ‘Technology-for-Hire’!

Technology-for-hire is one way to look at it, at least. You may be familiar with the New Horizons Foundation (NHF) mission: NHF serves as a technology intermediary to assist companies with technology development and deployment. A great amount of the work is with federal labs technologies. And … NHF has another, vetted technology available to […]

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Court Decision: Lesser Prairie-Chicken

The lesser prairie-chicken was once plentiful in the Great Plains, but conservationists suggest the species has lost over 80% of its habitat to oil and gas operations, wind farms and power lines.  <b>On September 1, 2015, a summary judgment decided otherwise.</b><b> </b> <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>LESSER PRAIRIE-CHICKEN</span> According to the association leading the industry case, the […]

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Tech Expedition Has Manufacturing Focus

^ Photo of NHF contingent (lower left) at an earlier technology expedition to the ARL labs. NHF hosted another of its fact-finding technology expeditions in June, including visits to two Department of Defense laboratories with a Lea County manufacturing company. NHF met with officials, engineers and researchers at the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, […]

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New Industry Technology Finds Home in Lea County

NHF-led meetings and negotiations have resulted in the joint development of a new technology. A Lea County Manufacturer and the Army Research Laboratories (ARL) are about to take a new, Sound Suppression technology to market! NHF FACILITATES TECHNOLOGY LAUNCH IN LEA COUNTY The necessary agreements between Army Research Laboratories (ARL) and New Horizons Foundation (NHF) […]

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An Interview with Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gary Pankonien

‘What’s on the Horizon?’ You have ‘met’ NHF’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gary Pankonien (Pankonien); we wanted to get his 10,000 foot view of “What’s on the Horizon?” for companies in the region looking to stabilize and grow over the next few years. Here’s what Pankonien is thinking: PANKONIEN: LEA COUNTY COMPANY OPPORTUNITIES NHF: Gary – Again, Welcome […]

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‘Knock-Knock; Who’s There?; Technology …’

INNOVATION is the ‘bedrock’ of the oil and gas industry.  The HUGUES drill bit was one of the first industry inventions that allowed the creation of such a strong industry. Technology is poised to once again raise the industry up to its ‘next level’.  When opportunity knocks…. DON’T KNOCK TECHNOLOGY Yes.  ‘Opportunity is knocking’ oil […]

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July – Federal Lab to Conduct Well Testing in Lea County, NM

NHF is further leveraging its agreements with the federal laboratories – bringing their expertise to Lea County. The Foundation has secured agreements with government laboratories – working to utilize DEFENSE technologies in the oil and gas field. FEDERAL LAB IN TOWN Key engineers from the U.S. Army’s New York-based BENET LABORATORIES (Benet) will be in […]

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NHF Intern takes Local Job

He’s not in Kansas anymore….! One summer he’s an eager-to-learn intern in Hobbs, NM; today he’s got his Mechanical Engineering degree, and starts his job at Lea County Electric Coop on June 1 ! Hailing from Derby, Kansas, with a degree from Wichita State University, TYLER HOCKENBERRY is now eager-to-work! NHF ‘sponsored’ Tyler’s summer jobs […]

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Growing Our Local Economy

As an “intermediary” for technology use and deployment, NHF works with local companies helping them grow and meet market demands. Why is NHF on this mission? New Horizons Foundation was created and jointly funded by the Lea County Commission and New Mexico Junior College in 2011. The Foundation’s goal is to create an environment that […]

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