10 Small Firms Picked For Growth Program

Ten small businesses from around the state have been picked to participate in the New Mexico Economic Gardening Pilot Program that is designed to boost their companies.

The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry in partnership with Lovelace Health System and PNM launched the program in August.
“We’re excited to offer the opportunity for these ... businesses to take advantage of customized business counseling so they can grow their businesses and create jobs in their communities,” said Beverlee McClure, ACI president and CEO.

 The businesses will have access to a team of skilled business specialists who will dedicate about 36 hours to each company, assisting with growth challenges, organizers said in a news release.

  The businesses are:

  Aztec Machine & Repair Inc., a fabrication and repair business in Farmington.
  Coas Books Inc., a book, used-book, video and record business in Las Cruces.   
  Monsterslayer Inc., a woman-owned jewelry supply business in Kirtland.
  Premier Transportation, a medical transportation company in Las Cruces.
  RIEtech Global LLC, an Albuquerque maker of motion-control devices for homeland security   and safety industries.
  RoofCare, a green roofing and renovation contractor in Albuquerque.
  Sage Technology Partners, an information-security software and technology-assessment firm in Albuquerque.
  Silverado Homes, a woman owned Albuquerque business that makes bedding, pillows, throws and tabletop covers.
  Sunspot Solar Energy Systems LLC, a Native American owned Las Cruces company that installs solar PV systems.
  X8e Vinyard, an environmental consulting and engineering firm in Albuquerque.

ACI is working with the Edward Lowe Foundation and the National Center for Economic Gardening on the program. The City of Las Cruces and the Four Corners Economic Development Corp. also are partners.

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