New Mexico Trade Alliance


Albuquerque, NM


Project Name

Q-Station: Supporting Recovery and Resilience via Aerospace, Science, and Tech Entrepreneurship


Award Amount

Federal Share

Local Match




The New Mexico Trade Alliance will use its position as an intermediary between the city of Albuquerque and the U.S. Air Force to develop technology-based economic development programming that helps the Southwest prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

Programming will:

  • Encourage commercialization of technologies developed by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and aerospace companies through Q-Station, an incubator that convenes government, industry, and academia.
  • Promote regional, national, and government connectivity around economic development and aerospace-technology commercialization, addressing entrepreneurial-resource shortages that are exacerbated by COVID-19.
  • Strengthen the regional economy by promoting technology entrepreneurialism and expanding innovation, enabling business and job creation during the pandemic.
  • Strengthen security and supply chain innovations, and improving startups’ access to capital.