Our Goal & Mission
Taos Entrepreneurial Network – TEN’s goal is to promote healthy, organic rural Economic Development opportunities through business and entrepreneurial support – rural development is increasingly linked to entrepreneurship. Institutions and individuals promoting rural development now see entrepreneurship as a strategic development intervention that could accelerate the rural development process. Furthermore, institutions and individuals seem to agree on the urgent need to promote rural enterprises, development agencies see rural entrepreneurship as an enormous employment potential; politicians see it as the key strategy to prevent rural unrest; and families see it as an employment possibility near their homes which provides autonomy and self-sustainability. To all these groups, however, entrepreneurship stands as a vehicle to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities and to sustain a healthy economy and environment.
The mission of the Taos Entrepreneurial Network is to improve the economic well-being of the citizens of Taos, New Mexico and surrounding communities through community awareness, business education, and creation of an entrepreneurial network. Their vision is that every business entrepreneur in Taos, New Mexico and surrounding communities will be successful according to their own measure and definition.