Mid-March News From The Regional Development Corporation

A Note From Val Dear Friends and Colleagues, First, a note about the Coronavirus. We know that health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Let’s all take the […]

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: VENTURE ACCELERATION FUND (VAF) NOW ACCEPTING 2016 APPLICATIONS

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Small businesses are being encouraged to apply for the the Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF). VAF applications are being accepted from northern New Mexican technology and manufacturing firms. Applications for the 2016 calendar year are due March 18th to the Regional Development Corporation (RDC), the program administrator. Selected companies will receive financial awards to assist in taking their innovations to market more quickly. The median award amount has averaged $45,000.

 

Local Tribal Businesses Receive Native American VAF Awards

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Four Native American-owned and operated businesses have received more than $53,000 in grants through the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF), which is funded by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, and managed by the Regional Development Corporation in Española…

Seeking Proposals For Native American Venture Acceleration Fund

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Proposals are being accepted through Nov. 13 for the Native American Venture Acceleration Fund (NAVAF) awards from tribally held companies. The Fund was created to boost employment and diversify the economy in Northern New Mexico, and will make awards up to $25,000 to tribally owned companies…

LANL Names New Community Director

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LANL Names New Community Director Española, New Mexico – Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Executive Director Kathy Keith has been selected as the incoming Director of Community Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Keith has served as executive director of the RDC for more than four years, joining the organization in January, 2011. Keith will join the Communications […]

Youth Show Business Savvy at Second Annual Teen Biz Challenge

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Youth Show Business Savvy at Second Annual Teen Biz Challenge Española –More than 15 local students honed their business skills June 5 during the Española Valley Chamber of Commerce’s second Annual Teen Biz Challenge at Northern New Mexico College.  Five teams made up of students aged 9-19 pitched their business plans, which ranged from coffee […]

Venture Accelerator Fund Invests In Four Northern New Mexico Businesses

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Venture Accelerator Fund Invests In Four Northern New Mexico Businesses ESPAÑOLA — Four New Mexico businesses have been named winners of this year’s Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) awards, administered by the Española based Regional Development Corporation (RDC). In the most competitive cycle to date, 61 applications were received from New Mexico companies in all phases […]

EDA Awards Cluster Grant To Regional Development Corporation

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Image above of Mark Sanchez of FLUTe in Alcalde receives the 2014 VAF Award. Courtesy photo EDA Awards Cluster Grant To Regional Development Corporation BUSINESS News: ESPAÑOLA – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced Tuesday that the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is among the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program […]