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GrowRaton! exists to help entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into realities.  If you have the mindset needed to succeed as an entrepreneur in a rural community, come and explore the exciting opportunities that Raton has to offer.  Are you unsure about where to start? We will help you evaluate your skills and determine where your strengths lie.  Do you need help determining what to do next?  Let us help you focus your thinking and turn an idea into a business plan.

In partnership with the NM Economic Development Department, we will provide specific training for entrepreneurs beginning in January, 2017.  The curriculum we will be using is from NxLevel® to help entrepreneurs in developing business plans and growing their businesses.  The courses will be taught by certified instructors.

Luna Community College in Las Vegas, NM is home to the local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) which serves Raton and Colfax County. SBDC staff members are available to come to Raton to meet with those who want to utilize their services.