UNM Rainforest Innovations

The Albuquerque Business First released an article last week focused on how indigenous leaders and programs in New Mexico are doing work to foster native entrepreneurship. Among those mentioned, UNM Rainforest Innovations’ New Mexico Tribal Entrepreneurship Enhancement Program (NMTEEP) was highlighted for its work in providing a web of resources across the state in the form of tribal liaisons and providing entrepreneurial training and events.

The NMTEEP program launched in April 2022 and is funded by an American Rescue Plan Economic Adjustment Assistance (ARPA) grant administered by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The NMTEEP seeks to create broader opportunity, wealth, and job growth through enhancing entrepreneurship in tribal communities throughout New Mexico and especially those effected by coal mine closures. To accomplish its goals, the program creates authentic and sustainable relationships with New Mexico tribal communities and entrepreneurs.

Learn more about the NMTEEP here: https://innovations.unm.edu/program-activities/tribal-entrepreneurship/

See Jacob Maranda’s February 8 article, “How Indigenous leaders foster Native entrepreneurship within — and outside — New Mexico,” on the Albuquerque Business First website here: https://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/news/2024/02/08/new-mexico-leaders-native-entrepreneurship.html

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