Located in Albuquerque, the South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC) is a collaborative effort between Bernalillo County and the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation. The SVEDC serves as both a business incubator for clients utilizing the facility, and as an economic development catalyst for the unincorporated area of the South Valley. They empower local growers and businesses by providing a site for manufacturing value-added products and establishing networks among businesses, growers, distributors, and retailers. The 17,000 square feet SVEDC facility offers flexible leases on office space, a commercial kitchen, and other support for small businesses.
WESST is a statewide small business development and training organization committed to growing New Mexico’s economy by cultivating entrepreneurship. Founded in Albuquerque in 1988, their network now includes enterprise centers in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, and Farmington. Each of WESST’s six centers are funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration through its Women’s Business Center program.
The Santa Fe Business Incubator offers office, lab and light manufacturing space with affordable short-term leases in their 30,000 square foot facility. They provide entrepreneurial support services tailored to emerging companies in a wide range of industries including networking events, strong media relationships, access to the business and government communities, on-site business seminars and workshops.
The Quality Center for Business at San Juan College in Farmington represents an integrated approach to assisting area businesses, industry and organizations with staff and management training, assistance in business planning and technical support, space and office support for growing companies, and the economic development of San Juan County. Programs include: the Enterprise Center, the San Juan Economic Development Service, the Small Business Development Center, the NW New Mexico Council of Governments, and the Center for Workforce Training.
Arrowhead Technology Incubator (ATI) at New Mexico State University gives scalable start-ups the team, tools, and resources needed to turn ideas into revenue-generating realities. It’s an environment that supports an entrepreneurial community, with regular business workshops, networking events, mentoring, assistance with capital sourcing and customer acquistion, and work-ready space. The center helps researchers turn scientific discovery into intellectual property, offers services to enable entrepreneurs to turn these new, researcher developed technologies into viable businesses.