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On behalf of the New Mexico Workforce Connection you are invited to attend an informational Zoom meeting about Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) on March 9, 2021 at 9:00 am. I highly suggest your Human Resource Department attend this meeting so they will know what tax credit your business can get.  If your business would like to RSVP please email Lynette Gurule at

Lynette Gurule
Career/Business Consultant for the Grants and Gallup Office

The U.S. Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with fewer than 20 employees, or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please join us for a series of webinars hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Public Private Strategies Institute, & other stakeholders to hear about:

  • What steps you can take now to take advantage of this special opportunity, which closes at 5:00 P.M. EST, Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
  • Additional changes and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership


Cosponsorship Authorization # 21-0501-14: The SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least 24 hours in advance of this event; please contact Judette Crosbie at with subject header ACCOMMODATION REQUEST.

Science & Technology Business Start-Up Grants

Companies in a science  and technology field, with fewer than 50 employees, and who are deemed to be "high growth" may qualify for a grant up to $10,000.  


1.    New Mexico based for profit science or technology company in the one of the following industry sectors (Aerospace, Biosciences, Cybersecurity, Intelligent Manufacturing, Sustainable & Green Energy).
2.    Have a CRS Tax ID, EIN#, Company headquarter in NM
3.    Be a “High-growth-potential company” with fewer than 50 employees
4.    Provide a letter of good standing or Certificate of Compliance with NM Taxation and Revenue

Eligible companies must be working in a science and technology sector:

  • Aerospace
  • Biosciences
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intelligent Manufacturing
  • Sustainable & Green Energy

"High Growth Potential Company"

The following guidelines will be used to determine whether an applicant qualifies as high growth:

  • Unique product or service
  • Clear and compelling business proposition
  • Scalable product and business model
  • Capable team
  • Exit potential, potential to create jobs in New Mexico, and/or private investment 
  • Economic benefit to the state will be greater than the grant award



The SBA New Mexico District Office will be hosting a Pandemic Relief Options for Small Businesses Webinar to address:


  • SBA COVID-19 Economic Aid Funding Options
  • Loan & Grant Program Details - PPP, EIDL, and SVOG
  • SBA Resource Partners (local)
  • Q&A Session (Questions & Answers)


This presentation provides a general overview of the programs the SBA is administering related to provisions in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (the Economic Aid Act). There will be four (4) webinars to choose from. You may attend all four (4), but you must register for each webinar individually. 



Thursday, March 4, 1:00-2:00PM MST

Register Here




Wednesday, March 10, 10:00-11:00AM MST

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Thursday, March 18, 1:00-2:00PM MDT

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Wednesday, March 24, 10:00-11:00AM MDT

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