Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Economic Impact on New Mexico

Delivering the best possible science and technology results for the nation while making a positive impact on our New Mexico communities and economy

January 7, 2019
Landscapes and people of the lab

Contacts  

  • Community Partnerships
  • Kathy Keith
  • (505) 665-4400
  • Email
  • Economic Development
  • Vangie Trujillo
  • (505) 665-4400
  • Email
  • Technology Engagement & Entrepreneurship
  • Mariann Johnston
  • (505) 667-4391
  • Email
  • Small Business Program
  • Chris Fresquez
  • (505) 667-4419
  • Email

Los Alamos Laboratory Contributes $3 Billion a Year to the State’s Economy

The Laboratory’s average annual total impact on economic output across New Mexico from 2015 to 2017 was $3.1 billion, according to preliminary independent research from the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research. 

Through our relations and partnerships across government agencies, laboratories, universities, and industry, we deliver the best possible science and technology results for the nation while making a positive impact on our New Mexico communities and economy.

Note: The data have been derived from the Laboratory’s financial system for payments made in fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018), unless otherwise noted.

Small business procurement

Payments made to suppliers as a result of Laboratory procurements help drive economic growth in New Mexico and the nation.

Learn more about doing business with the Laboratory »

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Economic development

The Laboratory invests and partners in economic development initiatives and programs that help stimulate business growth, create jobs, and strengthen our communities.

Learn more about the Laboratory's economic development efforts »

conomic development initiatives

Surveys, conducted by a third-party contractor, were performed with participating clients in each program six months to one year after project completion. This information is based on CY 2017 data.

Technical Assistance

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) assists for-profit small businesses in New Mexico with access to subject matter experts and cutting-edge technologies at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

For every $1 invested, the state of New Mexico receives a return of $1.43

The NMSBA and other economic development programs are administered through the Laboratory's Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation. Learn more: partner with the Lab, license a technology, or innovate locally »

* Surveys, conducted by a third-party contractor, were performed with participating clients in each program six months to one year after project completion. This information is based on CY 2017 data.

Employment

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a workplace that attracts, inspires, and develops world-class talent to ensure a vital future workplace. Learn more about our community partnerships | our business and industry partnerships | general facts, figures »

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Did you know?

Annual budget $266B

41% of Los Alamos Employees are native New Mexicans