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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $300,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost University of New Mexico Capacity to Help Communities and Businesses Respond to and Recover from Economic Impact of Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, July 17, 2020 Contact: John Atwood JAtwood@eda.gov WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, to boost their capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “The Trump Administration is eager to allocate these essential CARES Act funds and deliver on our …Read More

New Mexico Small Business Recovery Course Offered by UNM’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM

During this time of economic uncertainty, many small New Mexico businesses need to build or grow their online presence to help offset the decline of in-person shopping. The University of New Mexico’s Innovation Academy and STC.UNM are offering a special course again starting on June 1, 2020 called NM Small Business Recovery: Take and Expand your Business Online – Part 1. Businesses will learn e-commerce techniques such as developing a …Read More

Rainforest University Center Seminars Available for Viewing on Website

In 2018, STC.UNM and the Innovation Academy received a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support student and community entrepreneurs and provide training and technical assistance at all UNM campuses.  The grant funds the New Mexico Rainforest EDA University Center, a training program in the fundamentals of entrepreneurship for students and community members at all UNM campuses around the state. Over the past year, the program has …Read More

STC CEO Invited to Give Opening Remarks at APLU Meeting

In 2018, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) named The University of New Mexico an Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) awardee.  UNM won the IEP Place Award for exemplary initiatives resulting in social, cultural, or community development. The Place Award recognized UNM for its work, through STC, in creating the Lobo Rainforest Building at Innovate ABQ as a new model for other institutions to develop successful innovation economies …Read More

NM Rainforest University Center Program Launches in January

The new year at UNM main and branch campuses is off to a good start with the launch of a new statewide program that promises to boost entrepreneurial activity in communities across the state. The NM Rainforest University Center Program is funded by a grant from the federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will provide entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to students and community members at all UNM campuses statewide.  …Read More