Founded on prosperity.
Sustainability is often described as having three primary elements or pillars: social, environmental and economic. Mesa del Sol began with economic development and job creation years before the first homes began to appear.
It just makes sense. Attract solid businesses with New Mexico's nurturing economic climate. Great businesses create good jobs. Good jobs allow people to buy homes. This is a very simplified description of Mesa del Sol's economic development model, which is actually an intricate partnership between companies, government agencies and educational institutions. But the logic holds true: a community founded on prosperity has the best chance of growing strong.
We're also encouraging economic growth outside the borders of Mesa del Sol. For example, we helped set up a co-op of South Valley growers to help supply the plant material for the community's landscaped areas. So we spur the local economy and depend less on fossil fuels to ship materials to us.