The Innovation Group at University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management offers a program this Fall to “help New Mexico’s businesses respond to the management challenges of the new COVID-19 low-touch economy,” according to a recent UNM post. Teams of students can be tagged in to assist with a variety of challenges, including:
- Analyzing firms’ financial performance and plans
- Commercializing technology products and services
- Improving project management processes and plans
- Managing technology-related operations
- Writing or revising business plans
Participating students gain invaluable hands-on experience and contacts. Business that work with them can use the students’ knowledge and energy for fresh perspectives and work flow support.
For over 20 years, the Innovation Group has hosted nearly 70 student teams each year to support local businesses to help them attract venture funding, develop effective management organizations, and hire high-performance teams, and, as a result, create new jobs and increase personal income for New Mexicans. Innovation Group teams have earned numerous awards including the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program’s “Case of the Year” honors, top awards in the national SBI Project of the Year competition, and international recognition from the MANCEF organization.
New Mexico rates in the Top 10 States for Workforce Development, according to Site Selector Business Facilities‘ 16th Annual State Rankings Report.