U.S. Bank Named Sustaining Partner for WESST Technology Toolkit™

WESST is thrilled to announce that U.S. Bank in Albuquerque will be a two-year sustaining partner for the WESST Technology Toolkit™. The WESST Technology Toolkit™ is a program that helps New Mexico entrepreneurs learn about and incorporate technology tools that will move their business to the next level. The essential elements of the Toolkit are training workshops that teach these technology tools and access to streamlined loans to help entrepreneurs purchase technology for their businesses.

“There are incredible sales and marketing opportunities for small businesses today if they can put technology to work for them,” said WESST President Agnes Noonan. “We are so pleased to welcome U.S. Bank as a sustaining partner for the WESST Technology Toolkit™. The Bank’s support reflects their ongoing commitment to helping small businesses thrive.”

“U.S. Bank is a strong supporter of small businesses, and we’re honored to be a sustaining partner for the WESST Technology Toolkit™,” said Paul DiPaola, regional president of U.S. Bank in New Mexico. “Having access to technology plays a critical role in the success of small businesses, and we’re proud to help make this possible.”

About U.S. Bank: Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $361 billion in assets as of September 30, 2013, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The Company operates 3,088 banking offices in 25 states and 4,937 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.

WESST, www.wesst.org, is a non-profit small business development organization with offices in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Farmington, Roswell and Las Cruces. The organization provides training, consulting and loans to entrepreneurs across New Mexico as well as business incubation services to members of the WESST Enterprise Center in Albuquerque. To learn more about WESST, please visit www.wesst.org or call 1.800.GoWESST