By New Mexico Economic Development Department
New Mexico MainStreet is providing a series of Pláticas (workshops and discussion) by partnering with local MainStreet leaders and economic development partners to target area businesses to talk about starting, financing, and expanding small businesses. The workshops will highlight conditions for doing business in downtown areas, the creative economy, marketing and promotion opportunities, building rehabilitation methods, financing buildings and businesses, and how to develop action plans for businesses and MainStreet districts. Additional technical assistance will include business visits, and in-depth services to businesses to help them refine their goals around strengthening or expanding their businesses. The project hopes to strengthen and protect existing businesses, contribute to business expansions, and create job opportunities in the targeted communities.