Research Support & Technical Assistance

New Mexico offers Research and Tech Assistance to business.

New Mexico 9000

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has established a recognized set of management quality standards that are required by over 150 countries, most major companies, and federal agencies from suppliers, vendors, and contractors. New Mexico 9000 is the state’s training program that makes the ISO certification process easier and cheaper than if a company were to pursue it on their own.  It allows businesses of all sizes to obtain ISO 9001 certification, which is critical to winning many types of contracts.

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New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program provides up to $20,000 worth of research and technical assistance annually to for-profit small businesses to help solve technical challenges and provide access to cutting-edge technologies from both the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories.

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Office of Business Advocacy

The Office of Business Advocacy was established in January 2011 as a direct initiative from Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela.  It is charged with helping business owners to navigate regulatory barriers and resolve issues by providing assistance with permitting, licensing, inspections, and taxation agencies.

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Office of International Trade

The Office of International Trade promotes and facilitates expanded exports of New Mexico’s goods and services by providing assistance for New Mexico companies to capitalize on opportunities in the global marketplace.

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