ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico organization has received a federal grant to expand efforts aimed at boosting the development of Native American businesses.
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Friday that New Mexico Community Capital was awarded a grant worth more than $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The New Mexico Democrat says the investment will lead to much-needed innovation and job creation as tribal communities continue to recover from the economic downturn.
The money will be used to provide technical assistance in creating culturally-aligned sustainable businesses. The initiative aims to reduce the skills gap for tribal employees and capitalize on sectors such as energy, water and agriculture.