WESST Farmington Region
A Strategic Location that Encourages Entrepreneurship
We are strategically located on the campus of San Juan College, within the Quality Center for Business (QCB) building. What makes our location strategic? Aside from being situated in Farmington, the economic hub of the Four Corners region, the WESST Farmington office is located inside the San Juan College Enterprise Center (the regional business incubator) and has as resource partners the incubator, Four Corners Economic Development (the regional economic development agency), the New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
WESST’s Farmington office is committed to serving emerging and existing small business owners (men and women) in three counties in Northwest New Mexico including San Juan, McKinley and Cibola counties. WESST is unique in that our services are not limited by county or even state borders. We also serve the 26,000 square mile Navajo Nation — from southern Utah to northern and eastern Arizona, as well as its sovereign portions of New Mexico. From individual artisans to diversified service and retail companies, we are proud to encourage the men and women who accept the challenges of starting and successfully operating a business.
Clients and Services
We work with businesses in all market sectors including service, technology, energy, retail, manufacturing, and wholesale sectors — in any phase of development. We’re here to provide guidance through all aspects of planning, operating and growing a successful business. Visit our Client Success Stories page to read about some of the entrepreneurs in our service area who have benefited from our small business assistance programs.
Small Business Loans to Help Turn Your Plans Into Reality
WESST is focused on our clients’ success. We can help an entrepreneur determine if she needs a loan and what amount is best for the business. We assist clients with their loan packages including financial projections and provide information about various loan sources within the community including our small business loan program. In addition to having our own loan program to help entrepreneurs finance a startup or grow an existing business, WESST is also a participant in the SBA’s microloan program. The Microloan Program provides small short-term loans to help eligible borrowers start or grow a business. We are one of three SBA-approved microlenders in the state of New Mexico with loans ranging from $200–$10,000 for start-up businesses and up to $50,000 for existing businesses.
Women’s Business Center Program
We are one of six WESST offices housing a Women’s Business Center Program (WBC), funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The WBC program was founded to foster the growth of woman-owned businesses by providing access to education, training, mentoring, business development and financing opportunities to women throughout the United States and its territories. The Women’s Business Center Program at WESST Farmington offers a variety of training and consulting services geared to, but not limited to women. We understand the unique opportunities and challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and have designed special programs accordingly. Visit our Women’s Business Center Program page for more information about the resources available for female entrepreneurs.