More than 50 businesses in the region receive support from the RDC

Micro-Grant awards for 2023 worth $154,754

September 20, 2023

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Taos Wools was one of the recipients of this year’s awards.

A total of 57 small businesses from across Northern New Mexico have received awards from the Regional Development Corporation’s (RDC) 2023 Micro-Grant Fund

The fund, which is supported by Laboratory operator Triad, provides a small infusion of capital to help businesses diversify, sustain or grow revenue, leverage other investments, and put systems in place that lead to growth and create job opportunities. 

In addition, the RDC provides technical support and information on other funding opportunities to all applicants, whether or not they are awarded funding.

More than $150,000 awarded

A total of $154,754 in awards up to $3,000 each went to businesses based in all seven counties of the Northern New Mexico region. 

Of the businesses, 59% are women-owned, 24% minority-owned, 7% tribal member-owned, 7% veteran-owned, and 2% owned by people with disabilities.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to support the small businesses across the region,” said Pat Vanderpool, RDC executive director.  “I am amazed at the range of businesses in our communities. Their creativity and imagination and business savvy make me sit back and say, ‘Why didn’t I think of that!’ We’re highly motivated to help them succeed.”

And the winners are . . .

Los Alamos County

  • Anthonyography
  • Beanie’s Bike Shop
  • Jona Manufacturing Services
  • Mesa Top Games & Toys
  • Pearl’s Place 
  • Samidzat Bookstore and Teahouse 

Mora County

  • MF Firewood

Rio Arriba County

  • Asilvergirl 
  • Blue Heron Brewing
  • Brenda M. Atencio
  • Cafe Sierra Negra
  • Chama Valley Radio
  • Debra Fritts 
  • Ferran Fine Arts 
  • La Fonda del Sol 
  • La Mesa Organic Farms
  • Nest 
  • Rancho de Santa Fe
  • The Grand Hacienda B&B Inn 

San Miguel County

  • Clear Sight Auto Glass
  • Eme Plant Based Food Truck
  • Party Plaza
  • Pecos Farmers Market
  • Sommertime Somersaults
  • T6 Rentals
  • The Spice Rack

 Sandoval County

  • Gomez Glad Bak 
  • Jemez Mt. Pottery and Sculpture 
  • New Goddess Productions
  • Placitas Winery 
  • Rio Refills
  • The Rose Center for Integrative Health 

Santa Fe County

  • Blackdom Clothing and Productions 
  • Eric I. Smith Builder
  • J&B Gardens
  • Lettuce Etc
  • New Mexico Cultural Experiences
  • Rustic Modern
  • Santa Fe International Film Festival 
  • Southwest Safaris 
  • Structure and Acupuncture
  • The Pickle Jar 
  • Village Greengrocer
  • Wolf and Mermaid Enchanted Roasters 

Taos County

  • A Salty Little Sweet Shop 
  • Backflow NM
  • Her Sacred Alchemy
  • Hum Media
  • JonnieKake
  • Missy’s Organics
  • Moldovite
  • Morningstar Flower Native Arts
  • Old Gem Farm
  • Sky-Eagle Collection
  • Taos Wools
  • The Dust Foundry
  • Wildfire Fit