ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To build a truly robust entrepreneurial ecosystem that benefits everyone in New Mexico, a lot more marginalized, disadvantaged populations must be brought into the fold, WESST President Agnes Noonan told the Albuquerque Economic Forum Wednesday morning.
“We need to build a diverse and inclusive economy,” Noonan told prominent business and nonprofit leaders, economic development professionals and politicians. “We need to democratize access and opportunity to entrepreneurship.”
That’s been WESST’s focus since launching in 1989. The nonprofit, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, provides education, technical assistance and other services to small businesspeople across the state. That includes training through classes and workshops, one-on-one consulting and mentoring, access to capital and company incubation.
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