The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services created the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to help veterans who want to start their own small businesses, and help existing veteran-owned businesses expand their operations.

The NMDVS has formed a strong partnership with the Albuquerque regional offices of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center to assist veteran-owned businesses with formulating a business plan, marketing strategy, or assist with applying for Patriot Express Loans or other low-interest business loans.

Please go to the VBOC website for more information on how veterans can get help with opening or expanding a small business.

Eagle Rock

The NMDVS Veterans’ Business Outreach Center is located in Albuquerque at 5201 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Suite 2A.

For assistance, please contact Director of Veterans' Business Outreach Joe Long at (505) 383-2401 or

Joe Long



Danelle Jimenez
Assistant to the VBOC Director
(505) 383-2403

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