WESST

Mailing Address: 609 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
County of Location: Bernalillo, Chaves, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe
Phone: (505) 246-6900
NTEE Code: B- Education, J- Employment, Job Related, S- Community Improvement, Capacity Building, W- Public, Society Benefit
Mission Statement:

Our mission is to be a home to entrepreneurs. We strive to provide a support system for our clients so they can successfully grow their business through market penetration, job creation, and capital accumulation.

Primary Programs:

Training – A variety of workshops and courses designed to meet the needs of entrepreneurs starting and growing businesses; topics include accounting, marketing, business planning, internet marketing, search engine optimization, social media, etc.

Consulting – One-on-one sessions conducted by WESST staff and a network of affiliates and community volunteers tailored to the specific needs of clients;

Loans – A revolving loan fund offering low-interest loans to New Mexican entrepreneurs. Special Programs - including and Youth Individual Development Account program which provides financial literacy training and a matched savings program to low-income individuals; and a Refugee Microenterprise Program targeted to political refugees residing in New Mexico.

Business incubation – The WESST Enterprise Center is a mixed-use business incubator in downtown Albuquerque offering state-of-the-art amenities and business assistance to 20 manufacturing, service, and technology businesses. WESST customizes support to accelerate growth and encourage long-term success. The facility is currently 100% occupied.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:

1989

Annual Budget: $1,000,000 - $4,999,999
Personnel: 10 to 29 FTE
Executive Director:

Agnes Noonan

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS

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