Resource Center


Your business and personal taxes have helped fund a score of federal agencies that provide a wealth of helpful programs and research, especially for start ups and small businesses. Get your moneys worth and visit the following organizations.

DoD Small Business Research and Technology
The US Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs award over $1 billion each year in funding in early-stage R&D projects to small technology companies — projects that serve a DoD need and have commercial applications.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Find out whether you or an unknown competitor is first with that better mousetrap.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
This site allows free searches of EDGAR, the database of filings made by publicly held corporations.

Q&A: Small Business and the SEC
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission answers common questions in a guide for small businesses on how to raise capital and comply with SEC rules.

U.S. Census Bureau
This site is a treasure chest of demographic and statistical information on the nation.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Take a look at the labor market – or the economy as a whole – at this U.S. Labor Department’s site.

This site is a valuable gateway to any and all statistics produced by federal agencies. Statistics are searchable by topic and state. Press Releases and online databases can also be accessed.

A program of the National Technical Information Service of the Department of Commerce, this site is an online locator service for U.S. government documents, subscriptions, videos, and Web sites. Click on the NTiS tab to access hundreds of thousands of scientific, technical, engineering and business related Federal information products.

Internal Revenue Service
The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center provides access to all the information you will need to be in compliance with tax laws for small businesses, including downloadable forms and publications; IRS local offices contact information; online educational tools; and an A-Z index of tax topics for businesses.

Social Security Online
This portal for businesses with employees lets you register your business and file W2 employment forms online.

USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Programs
A U.S. Department of Agriculture site with information on funding programs for developing small businesses in rural areas.
Provides information on U.S. Department of State travel warnings, consular information, passports, visa information, and foreign publications.

U.S. Dept of Labor Office of Small Business Programs
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) administers the Department of Labor’s responsibility to ensure procurement opportunities for small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone businesses, and businesses owned by service-disabled veterans. OSDBU serves as the Department’s Ombudsman for small businesses under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA). The resource center provides information regarding rules and regulations that the Department administers.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
EEOC now has information specifically addressed to small businesses. The aim of the new Web page feature is to provide small businesses with information on how to avoid workplace discrimination disputes.

U.S. House Small Business Committee
This site is packed with information on upcoming legislation and hearings, press releases, a newsletter, special projects and online events.

U.S. Postal Service
Download business forms, find zip codes, track a package, print mailing labels, and buy postage and supplies.

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
The U.S. Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee’s home page lets you keep track of pending legislation. The site includes publications, roster information, legislation, and hearing schedules. Click on the Resources tab and link to Small Business and Entrepreneurship Resources for information on financial assistance for your business.

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The State of New Mexico is an inviting place for both entrepreneurs and larger companies looking to relocate or expand. New Mexico not only offers an unparalleled quality of life full of outdoor recreation, cultural attractions & events, dining, nightlife and the best sunsets in the world; but also has world class universities and national labs, internationally recognized business incubators, a strong entrepreneurial and business support structure, and State incentives to help grow or relocate a BioScience/BioTech company. 

Incubators, Accelerators, Coworking, & Maker Spaces


Image result for abqidABQid
ABQid is a 12-week business accelerator program..
Image result for arrowhead centerArrowhead Center – Las Cruces
Arrowhead Center is a comprehensive location of various resources for entrepreneurs and a New Mexico state certified business incubator. 
Image result for BioScience Center logoBioScience Center
We have created an environment where an increased likelihood of success results from support and knowledge-sharing among experts, all working in bio-related fields. We offer sparkling facilities, an infrastructure with shared services to reduce costs and allow your available dollars to last longer, and a supportive community of like-minded people who can help your startup succeed.
Image result for enterprise center at san juan collegeEnterprise Center at San Juan College
As a certified business incubator the Enterprise Center is a place for your new business to call home. By providing turnkey offices and production space in combination with the business resources needed to turn your idea into a successful business, the Enterprise Center will help guide you step-by-step through the process to starting and growing your business.
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Coworking space in ABQ Innovation district 
Image result for fuse maker spaceFUSE Makerspace
FUSE Makerspace at CNM STEMulus Center is a prototyping lab that aims to facilitate the transformation of idea to reality in an effort to contribute to the economic and educational development of the local community.
Image result for ignite community acceleratorIGNITE Community Accelerator
IGNITE Community Accelerator  helps local entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their business by providing opportunities to learn and grow. The IGNITE programs and events support entrepreneurship and fill gaps for people trying to build and grow businesses in New Mexico.
Image result for new mexico consortiumNew Mexico Consortium
The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) is non-profit corporation formed by the three New Mexico universities in order to facilitate research in the state of New Mexico, and specifically to increase research collaborations betweenuniversities, industry and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The NMC provides agile and accountable operations to execute joint initiatives in science, economic development, and education.
Image result for quelabQuelab
Quelab is a makerspace that emphasizes collaboration between science, culture, art, and technology to promote creativity.
Image result for santa fe business incubatorSanta Fe Business Incubator
The Santa Fe Business Incubator is a New Mexico state certified program with a shared Bioscience lab, Fab Lab, Coworking space, conference rooms and programs, services and connections to help startups scale and succeed. 
Image result for south valley economic development centerSouth Valley Economic Development Center
The South Valley Economic Development Center is dedicated to fostering economic revitalization in New Mexico with a focus on the South Valley of Albuquerque.
Image result for WESSTWESST
WESST is a home for entrepreneurs, founded 28 years ago by women for women. As a non-profit, we offer consulting, training, and lending to anyone with the passion to start or grow a business. Our committed team nurtures thousands of clients each year to help them build strong and sustainable businesses that support their families and communities throughout New Mexico.


Economic Development Organizations & Funding Sources

ACCION New Mexico
ACCION is a nonprofit organization that provides entrepreneurs with tools to start, operate, and grow businesses. They also increase access to business credit, make loans, and provide training to help entrepreneurs build thriving businesses.

Acoma Economic Development Office
The Pueblo of Acoma has resources available to assist businesses wishing to relocate or expand on the Pueblo of Acoma. The Pueblo has adopted a local economic development act (LEDA) ordinance, which allows us to engage in economic development activities to comply with the State of New Mexico’s anti-donation clause. The Pueblo works throught the Acoma Business Board, to qualify applicants and to negotiate agreements that allow businesses to take advantage of these resources.

Albuquerque Economic Development
AED is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit new employers and industry and help local companies grow to generate quality job opportunities for the Albuquerque metro area.

Belen Economic Development Corporation
Whether you live in Belen, are just visiting, or are thinking of settling down here, we want you to know you’re very welcome to the Hub City.

Carlsbad Department of Development
Carlsbad is the fastest growing city in New Mexico, and it is also a destination point for over 500,000 visitors each year. Take a look at some of the reasons why Carlsbad is the place for your business and your family

Cibola Communities Economic Development Foundation
The Cibola Communities of northwest New Mexico offer both newcomer and visitor alike a friendly and safe home – one ideal for businesses and families. Our communities will enchant you with their Southwest charm, small-town hospitality, and never-ending vistas of canyons, mesas and mountains.

City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department
The City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department (EDD) works to create, diversify, and enhance job growth and to promote business development and stability. EDD supports business and the development community within city government and between city agencies.

City of Deming
Welcome to Deming, Luna County, New Mexico. You will find this Southwestern corner rich with history, atmosphere, and sunshine, all in great abundance. The desert with the Florida mountains in the background offer spectacular views year round. Our state parks are diverse from one end of the desert to the other and into the mountains of the Black Range. The water and the agricultural influence make Deming an oasis in the desert.

City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department
The City of Las Cruces is dedicated to bringing in industries, and warehousing and manufacturing businesses that will expand and diversifythe local economic base and provide new jobs for the community

Clovis Industrial Development Corporation
The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation’s Mission is to develop business opportunities and recruit new business and industry which will strengthen and diversify the economic base of Clovis and Curry County, New Mexico by investing in new capital and creating new jobs

Coronado Ventures Forum
Coronado Ventures Forum is an organization that focuses on educating investors and entrepreneurs and providing a space for them to network and connect. 

Cottonwood Technology Fund
Cottonwood Technology Fund is a seed and pre-seed stage technology commercialization fund.

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
The Department of Workforce solutions offers resources on hiring and employment for both employers and job seekers.

New Mexico EB-5 Regional Center
For businesses seeking capital and other incentives to grow and expand in New Mexico, investUS EB-5 Regional Center, through its investors, provides a low-cost source of mezzanine funding that leverages resources, conserves capital, and improves return on investment. Often, EB-5 investment can close the funding gap between traditional debt financing and the equity capital necessary to round out funding needs for expansion and growth

Economic Development Corporation of Lea County
Located in the southeastern-most corner of the New Mexico, Lea County is known as the EnergyPlex and offers an abundance of land, attractive incentives, and a diverse business climate for any start-up, expansion, or relocation!

Estancia Valley Economic Development Association
Estancia Valley is a growing economic region just 30 minutes east of Albuquerque’s MSA of 900,000+ people. Estancia Valley offers tremendous opportunities for education, employment, recreation and quality of life. Excellent air, rail, and freeway transportation combine with attractive tax rates, incentives and a wide variety of geographical settings to make Estancia Valley a prime location for enterprises of all kinds. Estancia Valley Economic Development Association (EVEDA) is dedicated to help your business take off!

Finance New Mexico
Sponsored by public and private entities – all of which share the goal of increasing economic activity and development – Finance New Mexico provides you with business-building tools and connections. Also home to a state wide calendar of events. 

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation
At Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation we are dedicated to meeting your needs and helping you make the important decisions. We provide the same exceptional service to business whether relocating from out of state or expanding right here in Gallup – McKinley County.

Gila Economic Development Alliance
Our mission is to promote investment into the region and work with the businesses of Southwest New Mexico to foster economic development in this area.

Greater Espanola Valley Community Development Corporation
The mission of the GEVCDC to join with the people of Rio Arriba County and the Greater Española Valley to increase prosperity and ensure high quality of life.

GrowRaton – Community & Economic Development
Raton, New Mexico is a small rural community offering a variety of economic opportunities.  Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to start a new business, or an established business looking for a new location, we offer an ideal setting to make your dream a reality.

Harding County Economic Development Corporation
Harding County MainStreetEconomic Development Corporation was formed in 2015. Our organization is dedicated to the revitalization of Mosquero, Solano, and Roy, New Mexico. Our mission statement: To promote western heritage and enhance economic vitality!

Ingenuity Central
Ingenuity Central offers entrepreneurs, forward-thinking business leaders and outright geniuses an environment and business climate that encourages and nurtures breakthrough ideas, technologies and game-changing concepts that few places can offer. At Ingenuity Central, we’re not waiting for the future to happen, we’re going to make it happen today.  

International Business Accelerator
The International Business Accelerator is a one-stop shop of resources for New Mexican businesses and individuals wishing to introduce their product or service into the global market. The IBA offers educational programs on how to export/import, an online resource guide of international trade materials, and an electronic database of international trade leads/joint venture opportunities. The IBA also leads outgoing and reverse trade missions of foreign buyers and sellers for the benefit of New Mexican companies. IBA’s team of trade experts offers one-on-one counseling for businesses seeking assistance in meeting their international trade objectives

Las Vegas San Miguel Economic Development Corporation
The EDC is a partnership between the public sector and private enterprise, dedicated to promoting economic development. We bring together the information and business resources necessary for economic success throughout the region. The City of Las Vegas and County of San Miguel invite you to explore economic development opportunities in our area.

Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation
The Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) was founded in 1983 by community-minded visionaries, and since that time, has played an important role in the development of the Los Alamos community. There are few local businesses or organizations that have not been clients, customers or constituents of LACDC’s diverse service offerings; and there are few residents who have not attended or taken part in one of our many community events.

Los Lunas Economic Development Department
The Village of Los Lunas, New Mexico is a great place to live, work and play.  We are centrally located in the state and close to everything. With mild year-round temperatures and thriving businesses, Los Lunas is the ideal place to establish a company, raise a family and experience a quality of life that is second-to-none.

Lovington Economic Development Corporation
The Lovington Economic Development Corporation has organized exclusively to foster and promote economic development in the City of Lovington and in the surrounding area and to promote where appropriate for charitable, scientific or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (A), 501 (C) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Middle Rio Grande Economic Development Association 
MRGEDA’s goal is to enhance the quality of life in the Middle Rio Grande Valley, while reinforcing the unique characteristics of our counties and our communities. We hope to accomplish this by assisting in the building of quality jobs that will generate disposable income and tax revenues. It is the direction of growth and sustainable economic development, through infrastructure, education, and jobs, that will help both present and future generations prosper in our area.

Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance
As one of the leading economic development agencies in New Mexico, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) is committed to providing premium site selection and business expansion services, without charge, to all qualified economic-base employers seeking our assistance. 

New Mexico Angels
New Mexico Angels is a nonprofit composed of New Mexico-based individual accredited investors who focus on early-stage investment in companies across the U.S.

New Mexico Catalyst Fund
The Catalyst Fund will invest in existing and emerging Portfolio Funds located across the State of New Mexico with a focus on providing capital to start-up companies at the seed and early stage of development. Commitments to Portfolio Funds will be made over an investment period of 3 years from the final close of the Catalyst Fund. Sun Mountain expects to make approximately 8-10 investments in Portfolio Funds, averaging $1.5-$2.0 million per investment. 

New Mexico Community Capital
New Mexico Community Capital (NMCC) is a private, nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Native American CDFI that provides capital and knowledge for New Mexico’s high-potential businesses in emerging or underserved markets.

New Mexico Councils of Government (COG)
Regional governing and/or coordinating bodies responsible for economic and community development programs across New Mexico 

New Mexico Economic Development Department
The NMEDD offers a suite of services, incentives and connections to help businesses start, grow or relocate to New Mexico.  

New Mexico Partnership
Whether you’re looking to expand or relocate your company to New Mexico, the New Mexico Partnership can provide you with all you need to know to grow your business. As the official business recruiting arm for the state, our services are confidential and free of charge, and include real estate searches, evaluating and applying for incentives, organizing strategic meetings with key government and community officials, and providing data on key business factors.

New Mexico FAST
Program of the Arrowhead Center at NMSU that helps in the SBIR application process

New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership
New Mexico MEP is a statewide assistance center dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of our state’s small and mid sized businesses.

New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program
The NMSBA Program offers free technical assistance to businesses through access to scientists and researchers at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. 

New Mexico Small Business Development Center
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New Mexico Association of Community Colleges, and the private sector to provide resources to small businesses across the state.

New Mexico Start-Up Factory
Start-Up Factory™ is bringing laboratory technologies to market. In our innovative model we work with scientists looking to commercialize their technologies. Through our program, technologists are coached through validation of the technology and market, and are then paired with the right management team. A commercialization and business plan/model is formed and if all signs point to a sound market and promising technological development, a company is formed.

New Mexico Tech Council
The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) is a member-driven association of businesses, organizations and tech professionals working together to promote the growth and success of New Mexico’s technology business sectors. We believe our technology community is the catalyst for inspiration and leadership that transforms our state into a world-center for business innovation, creative thinking, community involvement and educational support.

NMEDD Office of International Trade
The Office of International Trade within the New Mexico Economic Development Department supports job creation, retention, and expansion by assisting New Mexico companies to capitalize on opportunities in the competitive global marketplace. 

NMEDD Office of Science & Technology
The Office of Science and Technology (OST) was created to connect New Mexico’s innovation infrastructure to the commercial market. The OST strives to lead and execute programs that encourage and enable the start-up, growth and relocation of technology based industries in and to New Mexico by focusing on growing and diversifying existing technology companies, rapidly commercializing technologies, and promoting research and development in emerging technologies.

Otero County Economic Development Council, Inc.
We are the center of the universe for space exploration, research and development for high tech companies and people! Discover this amazing land of varied typography, culture and people, Explore the “friendliest place on earth” full of amazing opportunities, and swiftly Launch yourselves into this vibrant community eager to support all of your needs towards your business success.

Public Service Company of New Mexico Economic Development Department
PNM believes that attracting new business and encouraging expansion of existing businesses takes a unified effort with government, business, nonprofit economic development organizations and local communities.

Regional Development Corporation
The Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is a private non-profit, 501(c)3 Economic Development Organization (EDO) whose primary service area is Northern New Mexico. The RDC was incorporated in 1996 to serve as the Department of Energy (DOE) Los Alamos Site “Community Reuse Organization” (CRO). As a CRO, the RDC’s mission is to diversify the economy within the north central New Mexico region. As a result, the RDC maintains a special working relationship with both the DOE and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
The Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation licenses technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Roswell-Chavez County Economic Development Corporation
You may think Roswell is a little out of this world, but really, we’re pretty down to earth.If we had to describe Roswell in one word, it would be authentic. 

Sandia Licensing & Technology Transfer
The Licensing & Technology Transfer Office licenses technology developed at Sandia National Laboratories.

Sandia Science & Technology Park
The Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) is a 300+ acre master-planned technology community. Affiliated with Sandia National Laboratories and adjacent to Kirtland Air Force Base, companies have easy access to world-class facilities, technologies, scientists, and engineers. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, the SS&TP is where technology works.

Sandoval Economic Alliance
SEA provides a broad range of free and confidential services to businesses and industries considering new locations for expansion, relocation, or consolidation. Corporation services include identifying available sites and facilities, accessing applicable local and statewide business support and incentive programs, and economic and workforce research. SEA also assists existing Sandoval County and Rio Rancho companies through our Retention and Expansion program, called CORE.

SCORE is a nonprofit association supported by the U.S. Small Business Association that offers mentoring, counseling, tools, and workshops to help businesses succeed.

STC.UNM is a nonprofit corporation formed and owned entirely by the University of New Mexico Board of Regents (UNM). We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with an independent BOD. Located at the Lobo Rainforest Building in the heart of the Innovation District in Albuquerque, New Mexico, STC has proximity to research and development and laboratory facilities and other technology based companies, many of which are the creation of STC.

Sun Mountain Capital
Sun Mountain Capital manages fund investment, direct investment, and regional private equity investment. Investments are made based on regional factors rather than according to industry or investment stage.

Taos Entrepreneurial Network
We are based in Taos and focus our work on businesses in northern New Mexico. Our goal is to provide professional services to individuals in need of guidance in starting or growing their business.

Taos County Economic Development Corporation
TCEDC is a community-based economic development organization that focuses on providing value-added and educational opportunities in order to sustain, protect, and nurture the regional environment.

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The State of New Mexico has a number of programs and incentives for starting, growing or relocating your business to New Mexico. Many of these incentives and programs target the BioScience and BioTech Industries. For a complete list of State incentives please visit the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s website. Below are programs and incentives of particular interest to BioScience and BioTech companies.

Angel Investment Tax Credit
A taxpayer who files a New Mexico income tax return and who is a “qualified investor” may take a tax credit of up to $62,500 (25% of a qualified investment) for an investment made in each of up to five New Mexico companies that are engaging in qualified research, as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, or manufacturing. The taxpayer may claim the angel investment credit for one qualified investment per investment round. Any portion of the tax credit remaining unused at the end of the taxpayer’s taxable year may be carried forward for five consecutive years.

High Wage Jobs Tax Credit
A taxpayer who is an eligible employer may apply for and receive a tax credit for each new high-wage economic-base job. The credit amount equals 10% of the wages and benefits paid for each new economic-base job created.

Qualified jobs: 

  • Pays at least $40,000/year in a community with a population of less than 60,000
  • Pays at least $60,000/year in a community with a population of 60,000 or more
  • Occupied for at least 48 weeks by the employee

Qualified employers: 

  • Are growing with employment greater than the previous year; and
  • Made more than 50% of its sales to persons outside New Mexico during the most recent 12 months of the employer’s modified combined tax liability reporting periods ending prior to claiming this credit; or
  • Are eligible for the Job Training Incentive Program

Qualified employers can take the credit for 4 years. The credit may only be claimed for up to 1 year after the end of the 4 qualifying periods. The credit can be applied to the state portion of the gross receipts tax, compensating tax, and withholding tax. Any excess credit will be refunded to the taxpayer. The credit shall not exceed $12,000 per year, per job.

Qualified employees: 

  • Must be a resident of New Mexico
  • Cannot be a relative of the employer or own more than 50% of the company

Job Training Incentive Program
New Mexico has one of the most generous training incentive programs in the country. The Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) funds classroom and on-the-job training for newly-created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to 6 months. The program reimburses 50-75% of employee wages. Custom training at a New Mexico public educational institution may also be reimbursed.

Eligibility for JTIP funds depends on the company’s business, the role of the newly-created jobs in that business, and the trainees themselves. Please read through the eligibility guidelines and then fill out the Eligibility Questionnaire to begin the JTIP application process. A member of JTIP staff will contact you to determine your company’s eligibility and discuss the program in detail.

Local Economic Development Act (LEDA)
LEDA allows public support of economic development to foster, promote, and enhance local economic development efforts while continuing to protect against the unauthorized use of public money and other public resources.  This empowers communities to embark on economic development projects tailored to their LOCAL needs.  In essence, LEDA is used to enter into a “public private partnership” for an economic benefit.

Further, the purpose of the Act is to allow municipalities and counties to enter into Joint Powers Agreements to plan and support regional economic development projects.   LEDA can be used to support 3 types of projects:  Infrastructure/Improvement, Economic Development (Job Creator) and Retail 

Innovation Vouchers
New Mexico Innovation Vouchers are small competitive grants which enable early stage science or technology companies to overcome discrete barriers to reaching market potential. These grants offset costs for services offered by approved programs. Innovation Vouchers allow companies to focus on and achieve strategic business development goals. For example, a company can use an Innovation Voucher for one month’s rent at an incubator and thus be able to travel to pitch to investors.

Access the Innovation Voucher Application

Applicants must be science or technology companies affiliated with an approved program. Approved programs are identified on the application. Applications are due the second Friday of each month and will be reviewed by the Technology Research Collaborative. Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of the month in which they applied. Up to $4,000 will be awarded each month. Individual awards will be capped at $2,000. Applicants must carefully price their needs and clearly explain the services the voucher will offset. While the business is the applicant, the funding goes directly to the approved program.

SBIR Matching Grant
New Mexico’s Small Business Innovation Research Matching Grant encourages the creation and expansion of commercial enterprises based in New Mexico through the acceleration of the commercialization of innovation and technologies developed with federal SBIR awards.

The New Mexico SBIR Matching Program provides matching funds to New Mexican companies that have been granted federal SBIR awards. The purpose of these funds is to assist businesses in achieving development and commercialization goals. This is a competitive program.

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The following list includes education institutions and opportunities of specific interest to the BioScience industry offered in New Mexico and across the country.    

New Mexico

GrowBio NM
The GrowBio NM initiative is a first-of-its-kind collaboration between New Mexico’s research, university, and private sectors, aimed at crafting policies and incentives that will plant the seeds for a thriving biosciences industry in our state.

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute 
LRRI’s national and international reputation in aerosol science, respiratory physiology, COPD, lung cancer, infectious disease, inhalation drug delivery, asthma, and respiratory immunology programs, as well as our successful scientific partnerships, grantsmanship, publication record, and prominence on national biomedical committees have resulted in a record number
of clients from very diverse sources. LRRI has been highly competitive in all of the above-mentioned areas and will continue to invest in scientific expertise and unique facilities to meet the needs of our clients now, as well as in the future.

The Mind Research Network
Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

New Mexico State University ACES 
he College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) is an engine for economic and community development in New Mexico, improving the lives of New Mexicans through academic, research, and extension programs. What the College of ACES does, positively impacts water usage and conservation, food and fiber production and marketing, environmental stewardship, family development and health of New Mexicans. The college offers bachelor, masters, and doctorate programs.

University of New Mexico Center for BioMedical Engineering 
The University of New Mexico Center for Biomedical Engineering was established in 2005 to coordinate the specialized research of engineers, scientists, and clinicians to improve the health of all citizens and to stimulate the economy of New Mexico. The center conducts biomedical research on a wide array of topics, organizes hands-on outreach workshops to students in the community, and is involved in exciting and groundbreaking research with national laboratories, industry, and other educational institutions.

University Of New Mexico Clinical and Translational Science Center
The CTSC program offers a multitude of assets and resources. We maintain a wide range of services openly available to investigators and research teams, such as a sophisticated clinical research unit, investigator training programs, biomedical informatics tools, genomic technologies, a large scale drug discovery program, a clinical research data warehouse, and commercialization facilitation. This infrastructure enables scientific discover to move more rapidly toward enhancing human health.

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
In addition to UNM HSC’s long-recognized role as New Mexico’s leader in providing health care to its uniquely diverse population, its staff – from physicians and nurses to professors and the center’s leadership – is dedicated to making sure New Mexicans in all parts of the state have access to quality, cutting-edge health care when and where they need it. Our influence continues to grow through innovative medical research that reaches every corner of the globe.

Outside New Mexico

Biotech Primer
Biotech Primer Inc. delivers current, relevant training to help professionals understand the science, business, and regulatory processes essential to the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Molecular Diagnostics and Medical Device industries. With continuously updated materials and industry experts behind the podium, we provide the most engaging instruction anywhere. For a limited time Get 10% off Registration with the Coupon Code “Fierce”  


Advanced Online Biotechnology Studies
Several distinquished universities offer onlinegraduate degrees and certificates in biotechnology and related fields. Some programs concentrate on regulatory practices or financial and management issues.

drexel universityDrexel University’s accredited online degree programs are designed for professionals who want to complete or advance their education at an online college without compromising quality. As a university with a strong background in technology and research, Drexel’s online degree programs offer the same accredited curricula as their on-campus equivalents and are competitive with other colleges, online and traditional. It offers two advanced degrees in the field of clinical research:

Master of Science in Clinical Research Organization and Management

Master of Science in Clinical Research for Health Professionals

johns hopkins

Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Biotechnology Studies (ABS) Program is rooted in the multidisciplinary skills of basic research, drug discovery technologies, bioinformatics, regulatory affairs, and product commercialization that the industry demands. The program offers master’s degrees, graduate fellowships, and certificates.

Of the degree options, four are available fully online (Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Bioinformatics, Bioscience Regulatory Affairs, and Biotechnology). In addition, onsite students can capitalize on building laboratory skills and proficiency at the university’s state-of-the-art laboratory (virtually tour the lab). It’s located in the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center, Montgomery County Campus in southern Maryland. For more information about Johns Hopkins’ Center for Biotechnology Education, please visit

university of houston

The University of Houston’s online degree program aims to give the student advanced knowledge in the field of biotechnology and related disciplines such as biology. The degree offers you the skills needed to assume roles in laboratory research,management, and marketing. You can choose to specialize in molecular biotechnology or bioinformatics/computational biology. Masters Degree in Biotechnology

university of maryland

The University of Maryland’s online biotechnology master’s degree aims to provide working professionals with a thorough grounding in the biotechnology industry, including management and policy issues. The course covers different technologies in use throughout the industry as well as the role of federal and state regulatory agencies. In addition to bioinformatics, the curriculum includes the financial, strategic, and human-resource management issues in the field.

Its Graduate Program in Toxicology provides educational and professional training in Molecular & Mechanistic Toxicology and Toxicology and Environmental Health. Its students are conducting cutting-edge research including: Mechanisms of Cell Injury, Carcinogenesis,Reproductive Toxicology, Neurotoxicology, Aquatic Toxicology, Forensic & Analytical Toxicology, Molecular Epidemiology, Risk Assessment & Environmental Law, Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology. Download a PDF brochure here.

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural and educational media for lifelong learning. Open Culture’s mission is to find this high quality, intelligent content that’s scattered across the web, curate it, and give you access to it whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio booksfree online coursesfree moviesfree language lessonsfree ebooks and other enriching content. Dan Colman, the lead editor, is the Director & Associate Dean of Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. Before that, he served as the Managing Director of AllLearn, an e-learning consortium owned by Stanford, Oxford and Yale, and as the Director of Business Development and Editorial Manager at


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The following media outlets report on the BioScience Industry and provide important and timely news and information on the industry and it’s players

Bio Smart Brief
SmartBrief is the leading online publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with more than 180 trade associations, professional societies nonprofits and corporate entities.

Industrial BIOtech SmartBrief
A weekly snapshot of the biotech industry with news from Biofuels Digest, Nature World News, Chemical & Engineering News and other leading sources. Summaries of what matters to you, written by expert editors to save you time and keep you informed and prepared.

Information Daily
Newsletter written by Innovation America (IA), a global innovation intermediary focused on accelerating the growth of the entrepreneurial innovation economy Internationally and in America.

Innovation Excellence 
Innovation Excellence is the online home of the global innovation community, building upon a rapidly-growing network with thousands of members from over 175 countries – thought leaders, executives, practitioners, consultants, vendors, and academia representing all sectors and industries. Our mission is to broadly enhance innovation by providing a forum for connection and conversation across this community – assembling an ever-growing arsenal of resources, best practices and proven answers for achieving innovation excellence.

Inside Wall Street – Biotech
Inside Wall Street delivers the latest on trending topics in technology, energy, biotech, metals, cryptocurrency, mergers, and more. Stay up to date in the world of tech and industrial business.

Knowledge @ Wharton
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is committed to sharing its intellectual capital through Knowledge@Wharton, the school’s online business analysis journal.

Reporting from the frontiers of health and medicine. View their newsletter archive and register for their suite of newsletters here

State Medical Technology Alliance 
The State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA) is a consortium of state and regional trade associations representing their local medical technology companies. SMTA’s mission is to collectively support the medical technology industry on the local, state and national levels by fostering a collaborative environment through sharing of best practices, promoting the industry, and advocating for public policies that support innovation.

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This section includes industry reports on the national and international Bioscience industry, economic impact reports for the industry, academic and scholarly articles concerning the industry, and reports with a particular focus on the Bioscience industry in New Mexico


For previous reports, click the links below to download:

[2019]  The State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases, Volume III: Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Therapeutics

[2018]  Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends 2008-2017

[2018]  The State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases Volume II: Pain and Addiction Therapeutics

[2018] The State of Innovation in Highly Prevalent Chronic Diseases, Volume I: Depression Therapeutics

[2017]  Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends 2007-2016

[2016]  Clinical Development Success Rates 2006-2015

[2016]  Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends 2006-2015

[2015]  Emerging Therapeutic Company Investment and Deal Trends 2005-2014

[2014]  Clinical Development Success Rates for Investigational Drugs


The Value of Bioscience Innovation in Growing Jobs and Improving Quality of Life 2018
This eighth, biennial report focuses on the economic progress and footprint of the industry geographically including the performance, positioning and latest trends in the bioscience industry for the nation, states and metropolitan areas. For the first time, it includes a national assessment of the full economic impact of the bioscience industry not only in terms of employment, but also with respect to economic output and fiscal impacts. In addition, the report details the nation’s academic research activities and trends in federal funding, access to critical angel and venture capital and the innovation outputs context via patent activities.

Snap Shot: New Mexico’s Bioscience Activity (PDF)
New Mexico’s bioscience industry has grown by 3.6 percent since 2014 and in 2016 state firms employed more than 7,200 while operating 248 business establishments across the state. The recent industry employment growth was driven by job gains in medical device manufacturing and in drugs and pharmaceuticals. The state’s largest industry subsector, research, testing and medical labs has a specialized employment concentration (location quotient is 1.64). NIH funding to New Mexican research institutions has risen to $100 million in FY 2017. Venture capital investments in bioscience-related companies has also been rising.

Growing the Future: Developing New Mexico’s Bioscience Industry (PDF)
This report reviews the steps others states have taken to establish and nurture bioscience businesses and documents the benefits they have realized. It also recommends policies and incentives to be implemented by our state’s legislative and executive branches that will create a fertile environment in which a bioscience industry can take root and blossom.

White Paper | Successful BioTech Licensing Negotiations 
Biotech companies seeking to partner their drug candidates should decide in advance what they want to achieve in deal negotiations. Getting the best outcome depends on non-financial, as well as financial terms. In this white paper, Linda Pullan provides licensing negotiations insights from a biotech business development perspective. Provide contact information to download paper. 

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This section includes Bio related events in New Mexico and around the country

B2019 Bio International Conference – Philadelphia
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

Biotechnology Innovation Association Events
This link provides information on events like conferences and investor forums featured by the Biotechnology Innovation Association

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Novo Norodisk

Novo Norodisk

Southwest Labs

Southwest Labs



Curia Global

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Arrowhead Center

Arrowhead Center

New Mexico Consortium

New Mexico Consortium



Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bristol Myers Squibb

Bristol Myers Squibb

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories