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New Mexico

Solutions and resources in the Land of Enchantment.

Creating E-Commerce for Small Business

Informed by the experiences of five Taos businesses, this handbook can help rural merchants launch online stores.

Wood Processor
San Cristobal’s Community Woodlot

This northern New Mexico village’s new firewood processor will help build an economy around forest health and support essential community programs.

Census takers in PPE
Census Instagrants

As communities across the rural Mountain West race the clock to ensure a complete census count, the LOR Foundation commits $100,000 in Instagrant funding to help them.

Questa Lodging

A revolving loan fund helps legacy families fix and rent their historic homes, adds affordable housing, creates jobs, and draws-in newcomers to the community.

Taos HIVE

Offering career training, small business support, and wrap-around services, HIVE garners national attention as it applies for federal funding and helps a rural economy go digital.

Windows on the Future

An art exhibition in Taos brought life and vibrancy back to main street during the worst of the pandemic—and the tradition will continue in a new space today.

Woman in mask putting red sign with words Closed Due To Covid-19 hanging onto glass door, closeup
Business Alive

Taos MainStreet pairs local businesses with web developers to launch or improve their e-commerce capabilities in response to COVID-19.

Forged by Fire

Unexpected alliances help Taoseños protect drinking water, vital food sources, and adapt to life with wildfires.

Share An Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Lander, Wyoming, Taos or Questa, New Mexico, use this form to start a conversation with us.