Economy

Solutions that contribute to local economic prosperity.

Creating E-Commerce for Small Business

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

Lander Shops Local

Spurred by COVID-19 concerns, LOR helps the Lander community bring a bevy of shop local initiatives to life, including a winter pop-up market that’s easy to replicate with a new, downloadable LOR toolkit.

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.

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.

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.