Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

State Offers Company Too Little, Too Late.(Final)(Editorial)


President Bush, Gov. Bill Richardson and state Economic Development Secretary Rick Homans talk a good game about supporting small business, but small businessman Bob Bushman says it's exactly that -- talk.

Bushman, who has an extensive background in the air cargo business, has developed a new air cargo container that's lighter, more durable and easier to repair than conventional containers. In short, he built a better mousetrap with the assistance of another darling of politicians -- Sandia National Laboratories.

But when it came time to pull together the very resources Bush, Richardson and Homans love to tout, Bushman got zip, zero, nada.

What limited help he got from the state Economic Development Department in the past four years failed to produce a single cent from in-state, publicly funded venture capital groups. …

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