About This Center
The New Mexico MBDA Business Center is operated by the City of Albuquerque Economic Development Department, which is strategically focused on filling equity gaps in our small business community, with the emphasis on taking minority business enterprises to the next level of success. We work with minority-owned businesses looking to expand into new markets, both domestic and international. Whether you need help acquiring finance, competing for contracts, discovering a strategic partner, or becoming export-ready, we can assist you.
The Center will maximize its impact by focusing on high-growth sectors in which New Mexico excels: biosciences, aerospace and drone technology, energy, defense, construction, health care, optics and photonics, cybersecurity, and advanced manufacturing, and film and television.
Program Director | Gabriela Marques
Gabriela Marques is a passionate champion for disadvantaged, small, and minority-owned businesses. She brings her expertise in business development, program implementation, and commercial lending throughout New Mexico to her role as director of the New Mexico Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, operated by the City of Albuquerque. Born and raised in Brazil, she moved to California to pursue her university studies and fell in love with New Mexico a decade ago. Gabriela received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and has a master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. She was recognized as Albuquerque’s 40 Under 40 in 2021, a New Mexico CREW board member, and under her leadership the New Mexico MBDA Business Center received the outstanding achievement score for 2021-2022 entering the Century Awards Club.
1309 4th Street Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102