WESST In the News
For many New Mexican women in business, economic progress is slow. But some changes promise a better future.
Rebellis CEO Darrell DeMotta said the company will be responsible for overseeing the BIA operation's service and data centers. It has hired 16 new employees for the project, he added. The startup is headquartered out of the WESST Enterprise Center and was cofounded by DeMotta and Kevin Koppenhaver.
Six local women have been recognized for their achievements as Dare to Be Her award recipients. The second annual awards event, co-sponsored by the Women’s Project, a United Way of Chaves County funding group, and WESST, a local Small Business Administration resource partner.
In New Mexico, there are three SBA-approved micro-lenders that offer financing to entrepreneurs who might not meet the criteria of banks and other traditional lenders.
It took Medical Practice Solutions just two months to get up and running in 2009, thanks to the WESST Enterprise Center's ready-to-go infrastructure.
"Our fundamental goals have never changed. It's all about education, teaching the basics of business, how it works and how to be successful." - WESST President, Agnes Noonan.
RoofCARE, which offers maintenance and repair as an alternative to roof replacement, grew into a thriving business during its five years at WESST.
IT services provider Kosh Solutions was already a four-year-old company with $600,000 in revenue and seven employees when it moved into the WESST Enterprise Center in December 2009.
WESST announced five new members for its board of directors in 2019, along with a new slate of officers for the board, in a press release Wednesday.
The Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium, in partnership with New Mexico Community Foundation and Los Alamos National Security, has awarded a total of $70,000 in 2018 grants to five economic development nonprofits in the northern part of the state.