Albuquerque Business First: Rural New Mexico businesses share $303,000 in federal grants

Seven projects in New Mexico will receive a total of $303,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support small and emerging rural businesses through technical assistance, training programs, and studies for future economic growth possibilities.

The grants were announced by U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

“New Mexico’s small businesses are the backbone of our state, and their survival means everything to our rural communities,” Udall said in a statement. “Additionally, these grants provide support to tribes, which face unique challenges in creating job growth. Smart investments are key to building new economic opportunities, and I am glad to see the USDA continuing its commitment to our rural economies.”

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