The New Mexico Small Business Assistance  (NMSBA) Program has received the 2012 Manufacturing Advocate of the Year award from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) under the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The MEP award recognized the program’s “commitment to the business growth and transformation of U.S.-based manufacturing through work in the manufacturing sector.” Specifically, the NMSBA was honored for its significant impact in helping drive new product innovation among New Mexico small businesses and contributing to state economic growth.
NMSBA is a public-private partnership among Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories and the state of New Mexico that connects small business owners with scientists and engineers who give the companies technical assistance. The program provided $4.6 million worth of help last year.
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