What is Arrowhead Center?

Arrowhead Center is your partner, working to take advantage of innovation and business opportunities that improve the region’s economy. 

These programs would not be possible without the generous support from sponsors like the Hunt Family Foundation, the de la Vega Fosters, and the many public and private funders who share our vision.

Our mission is to promote entrepreneurship and innovation, creating economic opportunity. At Arrowhead, we help innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses at any stage start and grow through our services, resources, expertise, and connections. We are also the technology transfer and commercialization arm of NMSU, working with campus inventors and innovators to protect their work and ensure it reaches the broadest possible markets. While we are based at NMSU in Las Cruces, NM and are deeply engaged in our on-campus community, we also work with people across the state, providing advice, mentorship, education, and hands-on experiences to pioneer new technologies, businesses, and partnerships.

Arrowhead's Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Along with the entire NMSU System, we at Arrowhead have been taking steps to ensure DEI practices are at the center of planning, programming, and organizational evolution. Leadership and team members are dedicating continued effort to consciously and thoughtfully increase our DEI impact. We recognize that our position at NMSU provides access to a richly diverse base of participants and partner; but we also acknowledge that we must strive to build upon that base.

Arrowhead prioritizes outreach and programming that works to draw in people from groups and areas traditionally overlooked and underserved in innovation- and entrepreneurial-focused initiatives: people of color, tribal populations, rural residents, and women, among others. We commit to continuing these efforts, and to learning from our participants and partners how we can do more to create welcoming, inclusive, and empowering environments in which all can thrive.