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New Mexico State University to establish business accelerators in Las Vegas, Taos

Article Courtesy of Santa Fe New Mexican By Teya Vitu

New Mexico State University will open business accelerator locations in Las Vegas, N.M., Taos, Farmington and Deming.

These community-based accelerators fall under NMSU’s Arrowhead Center, the university’s economic development arm. Until now, the Arrowhead Accelerator Programs have been virtual five-week programs statewide, with the only physical location in Las Cruces.

Arrowhead is establishing the four accelerator locations because of high demand in those cities, said Zetdi Sloan, director of the NMSU Arrowhead Accelerator Programs.

Arrowhead, with the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service taking the lead, will open an NMSU Agribusiness Accelerator Training Farm in Las Vegas on the former Memorial Middle School campus. Agribusiness entrepreneurs will be able to demonstrate and validate new agricultural concepts there, Sloan said.