Economic Development Resources

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Meetings and Events:  Check out a comprehensive listing of economic development events statewide at the New Mexico Business and Community Development Calendar.

Regional Resources

Ingenuity Central
Regional Economic Development Website
(Geographic/community profiles, site selection resources, top business sectors, available properties)

City of Albuquerque
Office of Economic Development
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 768-3000

Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc.
851 University Blvd. SE, Suite 203
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 246-6200 or (800) 451-2933

Metro New Mexico Development Alliance
P.O. Box 265
Albuquerque, NM 87103-0264
Phone: (505) 241-4416 or (800) 226-2935

Bernalillo County Economic
Development Department
One Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 768-4185

Cuba Regional Economic Development Organization
P.O. Box 1087
Cuba, NM 87013
Phone: (505) 289-3392

Sandoval Economic Alliance
1201 Rio Rancho Blvd. Suite C
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 891-4305

Estancia Valley Economic Development Association
P.O. Box 3209
Moriarty NM 87035
Phone: (505) 799-6301 or (505) 832-5428

New Mexico Economic Development Department
1100 St. Francis Drive, Suite 1060
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 827-0300
Toll Free: (800) 374-3061
Fax: (505) 827-0328

New Mexico Economic Development Partnership
851 University Boulevard SE, Suite 200
Albuquerque , NM 87106
Phone: (505) 247-8500
Toll Free: (888) 715-5293

Local Resources

Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 26866
Albuquerque, NM 87125-6866
Phone: (505) 842-9918 or (800) 284-2282

All Indian Pueblo Council
P.O. Box 400
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87103

Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1510 Menaul NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 243-1386

Center for Non-Violent Economics
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Phone: (505) 995-9793

Downtown Action Team
309 Gold Avenue, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 243-2230

Economic Forum
Suite 512
2500 Louisiana NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 883-2505

1000 Friends of New Mexico
1001 Marquette, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 248-1361

Public Service Company of New Mexico
Alvarado Square
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 241-4416

Sandia Science and Technology Park
10520 Research Road SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
Phone: (505) 845-8107

Pueblo of Jemez Department of Tourism
P.O. Box 100
Jemez Pueblo, NM 87024
Phone: (505) 834-7235

Pueblo of Sandia
481 Sandia Loop Rd.
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-3317

Pueblo of Santa Ana Tribal Enterprises
2 Dove Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-3301

Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 15550
Rio Rancho, NM 87174
Phone: (888) 746-7262

Sandoval County Economic Development Foundation
1201 Rio Rancho Boulevard, Suite C
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 891-3928

Sandoval County Cooperative Extension Service
P.O. Box 400
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-2582
Sandoval County Economic Opportunity Corporation
P.O. Box 757
Bernalillo NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-3374

Sandoval County Tourism/Economic Development
P.O. Box 40
Bernalillo, NM 87004
(505) 867-8687

Belen/Valencia County Economic Development Corporation
100 South Main Street
Belen, NM 87002

Valley Improvement Association
P.O. Box 8
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 864-6654

Chambers of Commerce

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
1309 Fouth Street, SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico, Inc.
700 Fourth Street SW, Suite 122
Albuquerque, NM  87102
Phone: (505) 766-9545

Corrales Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 710
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone: (505) 890-8345

Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1000
Cuba, NM 87013
Phone: (505) 289-3514

East Mountain Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 765
Cedar Crest, NM 87008-0765
Phone: (505) 281-1999

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 25100
Albuquerque NM 87125
Phone: (505) 764-3700

Greater Bernalillo Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1776
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-1185

Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce
1781 Rio Rancho Drive
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 892-1533

Estancia Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 166
Estancia, NM 87016
Phone: (505) 384-2708

Moriarty Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 96, 777 Route 66
Moriarty, NM 87035
Phone: (505) 832-4087

Mountainair Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 595
Mountainair, NM 87036
Phone: (505) 847-2795

Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce
712 Dalies
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 864-8091

Los Lunas-Bosque Farms Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 13
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 865-1581

Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 539
Belen, NM 87002
Phone: (505) 702-9468

Economic Development Associations

Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance

Asocación de Comerciantes Latinos de Albuquerque
202 Central Ave. SE, Ste. 102
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 203-5935

Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico
P.O. Box 9706
Albuquerque, NM 87119-9706
Phone: (505) 842-0644  

Village of Los Ranchos Mainstreet Association
6718 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 344-6582

Bernalillo Main Street Association
P.O. Box 638
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: (505) 867-3311 ext. 33

Corrales Main Street, Inc.
P.O. Box 1531
Corrales, NM 87048
Phone: (505) 890-5895

New Mexico Route 66 Association
1415 Central Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

New Mexico Technology Council
200 Broadway Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Technical Business Assistance

ACCION New Mexico
219 Central NW, Suite 620
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 243-8844  

Albuquerque Film Office   
Office of Economic Development
PO Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 768-3283

Albuquerque Small Business Development Center
2501 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 224-5250 or

McCune Charitable Foundation
345 East Alameda Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 983-8300 

New Mexico Community Capital
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Phone:  (505) 924-2820

New Mexico Native American Business Development Center
All Indian Pueblo Council
PO Box 3256
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Phone: (505) 889-9092

New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund
P.O. Box 705
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Phone: (505) 243-3196

Small Business Development Center
University of New Mexico-Valencia
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 925-8980
Fax (505) 925-8981

South Valley Small Business Development Center
318 Isleta Blvd. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 248-0132

Technology Ventures Corporation
1155 University Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 246-2882

WESST Enterprise Center
609 Broadway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 246-6900

Job Training and Workforce

Central New Mexico Workforce Connection

Barelas Job Opportunity Center
1309 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-9003

Central New Mexico Community College
Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: (505) 224-5200

HUB RC&D Council
6200 Jefferson NE, Room 303
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 761-4444

Junior Achievement New Mexico, Inc
3601 Pan American Freeway, NE
Suite 104
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: (505) 344-0861

Marketing and Sales Job Openings
(maintained by Stacy Sacco) 

New Mexico Jobs with Justice Organizing Committee
Southwest Organizing Project
211 10th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM, 87194
(505) 247-8832 or

Youth Development Incorporated (YDI)
516 1st Street NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Phone: (505) 352-3472

Partnerships with Higher Education

Bureau of Business and Economic Research
University of New Mexico
1920 Lomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-6021
Phone: (505) 277-2216

University of New Mexico, Valencia County Campus
280 La Entrada Road
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 925-8500

Valencia County Cooperative Extension Service
P.O. Box 1059
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: (505) 865-9561

Innovate ABQ
101 Broadway Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 301-1113

101 Broadway Blvd NE, Suite 1100
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 272-7900

Services Available to Existing Business in the MRCOG Region

Technical Assistance:

SBDCs—The 19 Small Business Development Centers across the state can help small businesses and individuals with free business consulting covering topics like accounting, payroll, sources of capital, financial analyses, etc.  There are three SBDCs in the MRCOG region and center staff are available to answer questions and provide counseling services over the phone, via Skype, or through email exchanges. 

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Trade Alliance—scaling for international sales; import/export consultation; market research; and assistance with applications to Foreign Trade Zone 110 lowering a company’s tax burden.

NM Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)—This partnership can help businesses address efficiency, process improvement, waste, international certifications, and global supply chains. 

NMSBA—This partnership with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories helps small businesses in New Mexico (for profit businesses with fewer than 500 employees) overcome technical challenges in the form of research hours.  This free service provides $20,000 of research service to businesses in a rural area and $10,000 if located in Bernalillo County.

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce—monthly procurement workshops, import/export training, access to SCORE services and other business resources for members.

SCORE—This free business service from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides business consultation services to existing and startup businesses.

SBIR/STTR—The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Technology Transfer Research programs were established to support federally funded research.  This program comes with support and financing.

Staff Assistance—Sandoval County, Bernalillo County, City of Albuquerque, City of Rio Rancho, City of Belen, Village of Los Lunas, and the private economic development organizations, AED, SEA and EVEDA all have staff that can provide technical assistance to local businesses.


Keshet Ideas and Innovation Community (KIIC) - is a business resource center and incubator operated through Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts, providing resources and community mentorship for arts entrepreneurs of all genres, at all stages in their careers and/or organizational development.

WEEST--WESST is a statewide, nonprofit economic development organization that helps women and minorities start and grow businesses. Services include business consulting, business training and loans.  WESST also has space to lease to businesses for up to three years, training rooms, space for light manufacturing and a film studio with a green screen and convertible theater.  WESST also provides on-going training classes to tenant members and non-members.

South Valley Economic Development Center—Business assistance and incubation, The Mixing Bowl community kitchen, and economic development.

The Biosciences Center—The BioScience Center is the only incubator/accelerator in New Mexico focused on nurturing bioscience and life-science startups.

FatPipe ABQ—A co-working space with 300 MBS download speeds that serves as an incubator for entrepreneurs in all fields.


Creative Startups—An accelerator for entrepreneurs in the creative space.  An intensive 8-week course includes both online course work/mentorship and an on-site Deep Dive Week with Demo Day and investor pitching to help creative entrepreneurs develop innovative business concepts and create jobs and wealth.

ABQid—An accelerator for high-growth, early stage businesses in the health fields. 

Hautcelerator—Helping women entrepreneurs establish market position, scale and grow the business.

New Mexico Start Up Factory—this is an accelerator to commercialize technologies and create investable companies in New Mexico. 

Workforce Training and Assistance:

JTIP—The State of NM Job Training Incentive Program funds classroom and on-the-job training for newly-created jobs in expanding or relocating businesses for up to 6 months. 

Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico—Oversees four workforce training centers; provides skill training, career counseling and job fairs for youth, adults and dislocated workers; and assists employers with job fairs and other business services.

Funding and Microlending:   

WESST—Provides small businesses loans from $200 to $50,000 depending on the business.

The Loan Fund—Provides a number of different loans including SBA Microloans up to $50,000.

ACCION—Provides a number of different loans from Presto Loans ($1,000-$12,000) to Accion Edge loans (up to $15,000) to SBA Community loans (50,000-$250,000).

LEDA—The Local Economic Development Act allows communities to fund and support 3 types of projects:  Infrastructure/Improvement, Economic Development (Job Creator) and Retail.  The funds must be for a qualified entity that will stimulate economic development and produce public benefits such as jobs and revenue. 

The Catylist Fund--The New Mexico Catalyst Fund, LP (the “Fund” or the “Catalyst Fund”) is a newly-created, $20 million fund-of-funds investment vehicle. The Fund will invest in emerging and existing venture capital funds in New Mexico (collectively the “Portfolio Funds”). These Portfolio Funds will focus on making seed and early stage venture capital investments in startup companies in the State of New Mexico. The Fund will be managed by Sun Mountain Capital, LLC

Bonds—to encourage local companies to expand in the region rather than going elsewhere.

NM Angels-- Invests in New Mexico-based high growth potential early stage and seed companies.



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