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SBA Awards $197,500 to Help Companies Expand Trade Abroad
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded $197,500 in federal funds to the New Mexico Economic Development Department's Office of International Trade to support with the expansion of...more



Sandoval County, Rio Rancho Launch Plans For Economic Development
The City of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County are contracting for economic development plans. The county has already wrapped up a series of proposals for economic growth and the city is geared to offer...more

University of New Mexico Secures $1.5 Million Grant for Innovate ABQ Factory
The University of New Mexico (UNM) has recently received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help the school build an Innovate ABQ business...more

Home Repair and Advocacy Program to Help Seniors, People with Disabilities
A new Sandy grant program, the Home Repair and Advocacy Program, aims to help seniors and people with disabilities with expenses related to rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy. The program offers up...more

Case Study on Las Vegas Investors and Housing Markets
The Las Vegas case study examined four areas in the Las Vegas Metro featuring low to middle-level housing market subareas. Investors displayed a persistent presence throughout the study area,...more

Genesee County Economic Development Center Gets New Grants for STAMP Property
New grants are rolled out for Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) for its Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP). The GCEDC funding, part of...more

Social Entrepreneur Asks: What Do You Do For A Life?
Social entrepreneur Sam Davidson, president of Cool People Care, an organization that helps people kick start their social good missions, delivered a motivational speech at the Towson University...more

Vans Jumps Into Giving Program to Support the Arts in Schools
Vans, the popular shoes manufacturer that promotes youth culture, has initiated Custom Culture, a giving program that supports the arts in schools -- benefiting kids and bringing awareness to the...more

Countywide Panel Considers Economic Development District
An 18-member committee comprised of business and civic leaders have recently expressed their desire to increase the chance of projects getting funding from the federal Economic Development...more

Workshop on Community Development Block Grants for Flood-Affected Businesses
The Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center is going to conduct a workshop on community development block grants and loans targeted to businesses hurt by flooding last September. The...more




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