WESST In the News

WESST Wraps Banner Year; New Programs Expected in 2018

Call it holistic business support. That's what WESST offers small-business owners, and it includes and complements lending.

Immigrants are vital to startup communities across the U.S.

Foreign-born innovators play a critical role in building entrepreneurial ecosystems.

Winners announced for Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship

Albuquerque Community Foundation and Mayor Richard Berry announced the winners of this year's Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship.

Four groups get mayor’s entrepreneurship prize

The Albuquerque Community Foundation and Mayor Richard Berry on Monday announced that four organizations will share the 2017 Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship.

Local Business Briefs

Start-up gets big loan from WESST

Fruitland-based security company provides service at Navajo Mine

To help Blackgoat launch her business, WESST provided a $100,000 term loan and a $50,000 line of credit.

Latino business community and local businesses gather for first Latino Business Expo

Four Corners' Latino community recognized as important sector as local economy changes

WESST’s holiday pop-up shop takes artists beyond workshops

Pop-up shops allow artists and retailers to use temporarily donated commercial space to sell wares and land new customers.

Studio One Six grows with help from WESST

Brittney Ingram and Studio One Six received a start-up loan from WESST for modifications, equipment purchase and inventory.

Business finance workshops promote working smarter

Two potentially scary words: Business finances. Fear can have a blinding effect. But upon lifting the blinders, one might see that there's nothing to fear. WESST's upcoming workshop series comes to the rescue -- with knowledge!