There are plans to build a new billon-plus dollar city in New Mexico for the acceleration of research into applied, market-ready products.

Private international technology development firm Pegasus Global Holdings, LLC, is creating a 400 acre city in Lea County, New Mexico that is big enough to house 35,000 people. However, the city will be unpopulated, as it is the site of a large testing and evaluation center called CITE, which will provide researchers the ability to collect data and test emerging technologies.

The full-scale, fully functional test city will include urban, suburban and rural zones as well as the corresponding infrastructure. It will be pre-wired for data collection, giving researchers the ability to simulate system-wide scenarios and then draw data from such activities, without the complication and safety issues associated with residents.

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