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Market research

New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER)

When researching their market, New Mexico business owners and entrepreneurs can find useful demographic and economic statistics Read more »

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Accion New Mexico

A nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training which enables New Mexico-based entrepreneurs Read more »

NM Association of Commerce and Industry

Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI)

ACI offers businesses the opportunity to become involved with the political process. ACI members are informed of state legislative activity affecting business Read more »



CreativeMornings, which has chapters worldwide and in New Mexico, puts a monthly spotlight on the creative community. The format Read more »

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Enchantment Land Certified Development Company (ELCDC)

A nonprofit with an economic development mission, ELCDC provides business financing through the 504 SBA Loan Program. ELCDC partners with local banks Read more »

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Government Contracting

Government contracting can be a lucrative business niche for those companies that obtain appropriate certification. Read more »

Grants & Loans


Free money doesn’t exist, but there are a few grants that pertain to very specific circumstances. Read about them on Finance New Mexico.

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The State of New Mexico has provisions for a wide range of tax and other incentives, including those related to Read more »

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International Trade Assistance

Several organizations provide assistance with developing international markets. Read more »

Grants & Loans


The best place to start looking for a business loan is at your local bank. Businesses that don’t qualify for a traditional bank loan have other options. Read more »

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), managed by Los Alamos National Security LLC, supports northern New Mexico communities through various programs.  Read more »

New Mexico MainStreet

New Mexico MainStreet

A grassroots economic development program of the New Mexico Economic Development Department that assists communities in revitalizing Read more »

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New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA)

The New Mexico Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) aims to track and provide resources to Black-owned start-up businesses Read more »

Small Business Investment Corporation

New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation

The NMSBIC was created by the Legislature in 2000 to support small businesses throughout the state by providing equity or Read more »

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New Mexico’s Libraries

The New Mexico State Library is a good source for online business databases, statewide and local newspapers, business journals and directories.  Read more »

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NM Economic Development Department

The NM Economic Development Department helps businesses and communities thrive through numerous Read more »

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NM Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

A non-profit organization that helps businesses increase profitability and competitiveness through lean concepts. Bringing Read more »

Continuing education

Professional Development

Professional development courses that may include online instruction and/or professional certification can be found at New Mexico universities and community colleges Read more »

Resources for technology businesses

Specialized Services for Technology Companies

New Mexico has many resources specifically designed to grow technology businesses. Besides supporting commercialization of technology Read more »

Startup Santa Fe

Startup New Mexico

Part of the Startup America Partnership, a national network of startup communities launched in 2011, that aims to bring together high-growth entrepreneurs Read more »

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Startup Weekend

A global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams Read more »

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TEDx New Mexico

Meetup group built around supporting TEDx and idea-sharing in New Mexico. Read more »

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The Global Center for Cultural Entrepreneurship (GCCE)

A leading advocate for cultural entrepreneurs, GCCE has mentored entrepreneurs who have gone on to create thriving businesses, Read more »

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The Loan Fund

A tax-exempt community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides loans, training and business consulting to entrepreneursRead more »

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development

USDA Rural Development is an economic development agency of the federal government committed to helping improve Read more »

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative is a free federal executive-level training initiative designed to help local entrepreneurs Read more »



WESST is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that provides business training, consulting and loans Read more »