Our Vision

Building resilient economies for communities with increasingly happy, healthy and productive people.


Our Mission

The CELab applies design principles to develop innovative approaches for economic and workforce development by seeking solutions to complex structural problems that will have the biggest impact over the long term.

The CELab is a New-Mexico based 501(c)3 non-profit think tank, focused on innovative ways to do economic and workforce development in a labor and capital constrained economy. Since its formation in 2009, the CELab has innovated a suite of new program approaches to economic and workforce development, poverty reduction, entrepreneurial ecosystems and systems for planning and management of economies.


Our Values

We Only: Tackle the Biggest, Hardest, Most Complicated Problems facing Economic and Workforce Development with the Biggest Potential Impact.

We Use: Design Thinking as the Primary Methodology.

We Practice: Patience and Persistence.


Our Motto

People who work on the hardest problems are the happiest.