To measure its impact, Los Alamos Connect administers an annual survey with participating clients. The survey is conducted by Research and Polling, Inc., a third party contractor. Survey results are cumulative from 2006 through 2012 (results reflecting data from 2006-2008 are combined as 2008).
Los Alamos Connect has served 602 companies and entrepreneurs (through July 31, 2013) since its inception in 2006. Some companies received several different forms of assistance from Los Alamos Connect, including market research, technical assistance, investments, coaching, and connections to community resources.
Year upon year, Los Alamos Connect increasingly helps clients achieve positive benefits for their businesses.
Year upon year, Los Alamos Connect increasingly helps clients achieve positive benefits for their businesses, including:
- Making better informed choices about the future
- Improving overall operations
- Becoming more competitive in the market place
- Improving expertise or capabilities of employees
- Expanding/improving products and services
Clients have attracted $35.9 million in new funding and financing as a result of assistance from Los Alamos Connect (through 2012).
Local Economic Impact
Los Alamos Connect clients have created and retained 481 jobs with salaries totaling $14.5 million and averaging $34,227 per year. Even in a sluggish economy, Los Alamos Connect continues to demonstrate its value through its ability to create and retain jobs.