Los Alamos technology company Attack Research was honored Thursday evening as one of the top high-growth companies for creating jobs and bringing revenue to the region. From left, Board member Jack Jekowski, Jeff Lunsford of TIG, Lynn Saxton of AR and Greg Fisher of Los Alamos County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
A crowd gathered for Thursday’s business awards at Hotel Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
- Attack Research of Los Alamos Honored at Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign Award Reception
SANTA FE – The Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign just exceeded its goal of identifying 20 high-growth companies in the region before the year 2020 with the nine inductees awarded last Thursday at Hotel Santa Fe.
To date, 25 businesses in Northern New Mexico have been honored for creating jobs and bringing revenue to the region.
To qualify as a nominee, companies must have a proven and developed product or service, two or more customers with fifty percent or more of their revenues coming from outside New Mexico, financial profitability and a solid plan for growth. A range of local elected officials, city and county governments and entrepreneurial support organizations provided the nominations, and each candidate went through a competitive screening process.
“Small businesses are the job creators in our economy. Specifically, these businesses honored by the 20/20 Campaign are effecting positive change here in New Mexico, and it’s vital that we all know who they are so we can support them,” said Kathy Keith, executive director of the Regional Development Corporation. “In one year, the 16 companies we named in 2012 and 2013 as winners have created more than 82 new positions and increased their revenues by more than $12.5 million.”
The nine area businesses recognized at Thursday’s awards reception:
- Attack Research (Los Alamos) – The malware research company was founded in 2008 to meet today’s business security needs. Rapidly expanding, the Attack Research team is made up of professionals with years of experience in testing, incident response, training, malware analysis and reverse engineering.
- Brownrice Internet (Taos) – The web hosting and streaming company offers award-winning spam and virus protection and serves clients worldwide. The company just launched a state-of-the-art customer control panel. Their new PCI-compliant data center is energy efficient and climate-controlled, and future plans include a 30kw solar parking structure on their lot to further their commitment to best environmental practices.
- Flow Science (Santa Fe) – Flow Science’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solutions allow commercial, academic, and government researchers all over the world to accurately model physical processes across a broad range of applications including water and environmental, coastal and maritime, metal casting, manufacturing, microfluidics, biotech, consumer products and energy.
- FLUTe (Alcalde) – Founded by scientist Carl Keller in 1996, FLUTe stands for “Flexible Liner Underground Technologies” and manufactures flexible borehole liners used for mapping ground water contamination and municipal water supply resources. The company’s product is gaining ground in the oil and gas and mining industries, and has been installed worldwide.
- Jackrabbit Systems (Santa Fe) – JackRabbit Systems is an international software development company that facilitates direct online booking solutions for the travel and tourism industries. Working closely with hundreds of city and state tourism organizations, their Book › Direct Search Engine currently serves more than one million consumers each month and allows them to search websites for real-time rates and availability.
- Old Wood (Las Vegas) – A family-owned company with milling operations based in Las Vegas and a showroom in Santa Fe, Old Wood harvests sustainably and reclaims wood from fire-afflicted areas in New Mexico. The company sends material from New Mexico across the world. Currently, the business is focused on getting their new patentable products out into the international market.
- Private Label Select (Taos) – The family-managed company is currently moving into a 17,000-square-foot building and expanding their workforce. Private Label Select makes many of the natural and organic personal care and beauty products sold in large box retailers across the country. Their growth continues to skyrocket in the organic baby care and cosmetics industry.
- Purple Adobe Lavender Farm (Abiquiu) – Purple Adobe Lavender is expanding two lines of products into the national market – the first is their lavender-based body care line. The second is a culinary line that includes lavender-infused salts. They have recently added a tearoom on their property in Abiquiu.
- Vista Photonics (Santa Fe) – Formed in 2003, the company has developed world-class gas laser sensing techniques and has incorporated them into commercial instrumentation. The Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) program has provided numerous opportunities for Vista Photonics to partner with government agencies to grow its research and manufacturing business. In addition to NASA, customers include the Department of Energy, USDA and the Department of Defense (Navy).
The Regional Development Corporation of Española launched the campaign in 2012. Since then, 25 companies have been named 20/20 Campaign award winners. Key partners in the Campaign are Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Bank, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Enchantment Lands Certified Development Company, the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Technology Integration Group (TIG).
For more information on the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign, the partners supporting the initiative and the award winners, visit www.NNM2020.org.
About the Northern New Mexico 20/20 Campaign
The Regional Development Corporation of Española launched the campaign in 2012, which aims to develop at least 20 companies who are on track to double their workforce and/or revenues before the year 2020. Key partners in the Campaign are Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Bank, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Enchantment Lands Certified Development Company, the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Technology Integration Group (TIG).
To qualify as a nominee, companies must have a proven and developed product or service, two or more customers with 50 percent or more of their revenues coming from outside New Mexico, financial profitability and a solid plan for growth. Visit www.NNM2020.org.
Regional Development Corporation Executive Director Kathy Keith listens as Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Programs Office Executive Director Kurt Steinhaus addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Rio Arriba County Economic Development Director Christopher Madrid, center, speaks with Los Alamos National Laboratory Small Business Advocates James Carrigan, left, and Chris Fresquez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com