New Mexico Small Business Assistance: Solving small business challenges through laboratory expertise
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program allows New Mexico small businesses facing a technical challenge to access the unique expertise and capabilities of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. At no cost to the business, small businesses with a technical challenge can seek assistance from lab scientists or engineers for projects that require testing, design consultation and access to special equipment or facilities.
FAQ: Does your company qualify?
  • Are you a for-profit business?
  • Are you located in New Mexico?
  • Is your company a small business? [US SBA guidelines]
  • Is your company US owned and operated?
  • Does your company pay/file gross receipts taxes to the State of New Mexico?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you can qualify for researcher hours:
  • $20,000 if located in a rural county
  • $10,000 if located in Bernalillo County
NMSBA is now accepting proposals from teams of small NM businesses seeking technical assistance from scientists and engineers at Los Alamos and Sandia! NMSBA leveraged projects allow multiple small businesses that share technical challenges to request assistance collectively.   READ MORE »
"What NMSBA did is incalculable; economically, it’s incredible. Everyone on the project is getting business growth, and more people are looking at these technologies now. I believe we’re going to have a major economic impact in New Mexico. Doug Lenberg, Chief Executive Officer"   READ MORE »
"It was amazing to have the resources of Sandia. The engineers at the Labs had the specific expertise in mechanical design that made our idea into a reality." Jeff Collins, President and Owner   READ MORE »