SIX REGIONAL BUSINESSES RECEIVE NATIVE AMERICAN VENTURE ACCELERATION FUND GRANTS

LANS, LANL Fostering Economic Development in Northern New Mexico

 

LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO, FEBRUARY 3, 2014 – Six Northern New Mexico Native American-owned and operated businesses received a total of $60,000 in grants through a new Native American Venture Acceleration Fund created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and the Regional Development Corporation. The grants are designed to help the recipients create jobs, increase their revenue base and help diversify the area economy.

 

Grant recipients are:

Cochiti Pueblo Development Corporation, Cochiti Pueblo, to upgrade its accounting system and support the pueblo’s membership in Quality New Mexico.

 

NDN Energy, Jemez Pueblo, to provide lower cost energy to gaming tribes in deregulated states, development of website and print collateral and to develop an advertising plan.

 

Three Eagles Development Corporation, Picuris Pueblo, to provide packaging and bar coding for expansion of a new natural charcoal product.

 

Tano Services Corporation, Pojoaque Pueblo, to purchase computer equipment, invest in new software and website development.

 

Than Povi, San Ildefonso Pueblo, to refine its marketing plan, develop an advertising campaign and to strengthen business relationships with the local hotel industry.

 

Tesuque Flea Market, Tesuque Pueblo, to conduct a comprehensive brand analysis and expand marketing programs statewide.

 


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10/17/14 – The official call for the new round of Native American Venture Acceleration Fund has been announced.

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For more information about the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund, please contact:  Kathy Keith at 505-220-7085, or kathy@rdcnm.org.