Audi USA, via Flickr
HOBBS, N.M. — Just outside of Hobbs will be the most innovative city in the United States, according to Fast Company.
Created by Pegasus Global Holdings, the city — called the Center of Innovation, Testing and Evaluation — will be exactly like a typical American city for about 35,000 people. The innovative part? It will not have any permanent residents. This 15-square mile city will have a downtown, residential neighborhood and retail district, according to the article.
CITE will focus on high-tech companies such as those that provide autonomous cars and new wireless networks. It will solve problems other cities have because it will provide urban conditions for testing products, without any people.
"The real long-term payoff is going to be the tech transfer that will take place from CITE," said Jon Barela, New Mexico's Economic Development Cabinet Secretary, to Fast Company. "We hope those companies that test and evaluate products will be eventually manufacturing those products in New Mexico."
Barela said he expects CITE will help improve New Mexico’s image as a place for innovation.
- Crowds to flock to Salt Lake City this weekend
- Salt Lake City's inversion problem could mean...
- How much did President Obama donate to his...
- Ride-sharing business launches despite...
- Utah wind power poised to increase
- Obamacare may not be as expensive as we thought
- Sierra Club labels Utah oil shale, tar sands...
- Balancing act: French ban on after-hours...
- How much did President Obama donate to... 46
- Obamacare may not be as expensive as we... 28
- Budget office: Raising federal minimum... 12
- Balancing act: French ban on... 10
- Salt Lake City's inversion problem... 8
- March another record-setting month for... 5
- Sierra Club labels Utah oil shale, tar... 5
- Striking a balance: Moab's future... 4