Developing new business, strengthening existing companies, contributing to a diverse economy
The Laboratory invests and partners in economic development initiatives and programs that help stimulate business growth, create jobs, and strengthen our communities.
One of the Laboratory’s initiatives, the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program (NMSBA) assists for-profit businesses in New Mexico with access to subject matter experts and cutting-edge technologies at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories to solve technical challenges.
- Patrick Duran
- (505) 989-6908
- Economic and Workforce Development at LANL
Technology Engagement & Entrepreneurship
Investing to develop local talent for the Laboratory and the region
A skilled workforce is crucial to the future of the Laboratory and Northern New Mexico. The Laboratory is working with education, business and government partners to ensure the projected workforce needs for the Laboratory and the region are met — strengthening the local economy.
New pipeline programs address critical skills for a growing workforce:
The Laboratory now has eight formal partnerships in place with regional colleges and high schools for workforce development pipeline programs
In partnership with NNSA, the Laboratory also provided funding for additional workforce development programs at 11 regional colleges in 2021 and 2022.
- Rebecca Estrada
- (505) 989-6908
- Workforce Development at LANL
Providing solutions to the most pressing issues facing the nation
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a workplace that attracts, inspires, and develops world-class talent to ensure a vital future workplace. Diversity fuels our innovative, agile, and principled workforce which is essential to solving problems of global importance.
Community Partnerships Office
Small Business Procurement
Purchasing quality products and services from small businesses while ensuring that the needs of the Laboratory and its customers are met.
Payments made to suppliers as a result of Laboratory procurements help drive economic growth in New Mexico and the nation. The staff in our Small Business Program and procurement personnel work closely with small businesses to learn about the goods and services available to the Laboratory and inform them about subcontracting requirements and opportunities.
Procurement from New Mexico small businesses by category
Overall procurement from small businesses by category
Small Business Program
*The data in this report have been derived from the Laboratory’s financial systems for payments made in fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022), unless otherwise noted. ROSY-ID-CBF0FF10