Los Alamos Retail Accelerator Program Applications Now Open


Los Alamos MainStreet, in partnership with New Mexico MainStreet, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, and through a New Mexico Economic Development Department LEADS Grant, is spearheading a Los Alamos Retail Accelerator program this Fall and Winter 2021.

Entrepreneurs selected for the program can help de-risk their entry in Los Alamos retail. The program will be conducted in two phases, with the first serving as a retail storefront training in conjunction with New Mexico MainStreet, and the second a viability test in a vacant retail storefront, with select program participants provided free rent, utilities and merchandising display costs for a period of time. 
The overall desired outcome of the Retail Accelerator program is an increase in independent retail stores in Los Alamos’ downtown core. This desired increase will create a more dynamic and interesting place for residents and visitors to enjoy. It will also help diversify the greater Los Alamos economy, create import substitution options for consumers, build the entrepreneurial class and ecosystem of the area, and fill vacant storefronts.

Visit www.LosAlamosMainStreet.com/retail-accelerator for more information and to apply by Friday, Aug. 27, or contact mainstreet@losalamos.org or 505-661-4844 with questions. 

About Los Alamos MainStreet
Los Alamos MainStreet is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC), which is a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization, which has served the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC also serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, projectY cowork Los Alamos, Los Alamos Creative District and the Los Alamos Research Park. LACDC’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives