Tuesday to consider a proposal supporting a private firm’s plans to build a $1 billion scientific ghost town in Luna County.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Pegasus Global Holdings picked a location south of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces for the project site, and while the town would be located in Luna County, a private access road could be located in Dona Ana County.
The Luna County commissioners approved an economic development agreement with Pegasus Global Holdings last
The project involves building an uninhabited replica of an average, mid-size American city where researchers can test everything from intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks to automated washing machines and self-flushing toilets.
It’s essentially a ghost town where new commercial technology would be developed and evaluated. Reportedly, the project could bring over 3,000 construction jobs and up to 350 permanent jobs to the area.
The group last year selected Hobbs for the scientific ghost town location, but then walked away citing problems with the land deal.