New Mexico is at a crossroads. How much longer can our state depend on oil and gas revenues to fund the needs of our state’s citizens? It is time that our state seriously look at how to diversify our economy, create new types of jobs and revenue sources, in order to thrive in the next normal. Dale Dekker reviews these pressing issues and provides some insights.

Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP, is a founder and principal of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, a local architecture and design firm employing over 170 people. He has extensive experience in architecture and planning projects that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable. Dekker is currently leading the 2065 Plan, a local effort which takes a long-range look at what our city and region might look like in the year 2065.