BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER The University of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque are partnering on a
Since the 1930’s New Mexico has been a world leader in scientific research and development, we have a history of pushing the boundaries of scientific and technological discovery. New Mexico’s technology ecosystem is diverse and includes everything from established innovators like Intel to early-stage tech companies. Companies in New Mexico have unparalleled access to R&D facilities and talent and is home to three national research facilities and nationally recognized research universities.
New Mexico is home to the country’s first purpose-built commercial space launch facility, Spaceport America, and is home to Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and others.
New Mexico was ranked 1st in non-industry investment in research and development and 2nd in high-tech jobs
There are over 20 venture capital firms geared towards tech startups located throughout New Mexico
While New Mexico is home to several well-established technology companies including Facebook and Intel, where we thrive is in our rapidly expanding tech startups. Many small New Mexico technology companies have found enormous success in the state. From solar glitter to interactive walls, many cutting-edge inventions have started right here in New Mexico.
New Mexico’s technology ecosystem has long had a vibrant startup culture, so it is no surprise there is an expansive list of incubators throughout the state. Small business incubators are a key player in the startup community, greatly increasing the survival rate of new businesses.
New Mexico has always fostered a cutting-edge tech startup ecosystem. New Mexico technology companies have access to over 20 different venture capital firms and funding sources throughout the state.