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New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program at City Hall Tomorrow 2018

The City of Las Cruces will host Judy Hendricks, project manager from the Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Community Development Offices on the first floor of City Hall, 700 N. Main St.

The NMSBA Program allows New Mexico small businesses access to free technical assistance for projects that require testing, design consultations, and access to special equipment or facilities. Businesses can receive up to $20,000 in free technical assistance and tap into the unique expertise and capabilities of scientists and engineers from Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

The NMSBA Program has helped businesses around the state solve business problems such as redesigning a product to be safer for children, streamlining the production process for an energy bar, and identifying tools to make a mobile app more affordable and efficient.

“NMSBA reduced my manufacturing costs by 20% and made it possible to build everything in Albuquerque. We should have our first million dollars in sales within six months,” said Bill Watts of Data Center Transitions.

The City is considering an ongoing program that allows business service providers in Las Cruces to have a regular presence at City Hall. This would allow businesses to learn about services available to them and to help then easily access City services such as registrations, codes, and other regulatory items.