Economic Development Information

New Mexico Department of Economic Development

State government agency that provides a wide range of services for NM businesses and communities as well as information for companies considering a relocation or expansion in NM

New Mexico Partnership

Agency created in 2003 by Governor Richardson's administration to focus solely on recruiting new businesses to New Mexico and facilitate the site selection process

Quality New Mexico

A non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing and improving business quality in New Mexico

UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Research and information source regarding the demographic characteristics of the state's population and economy

New Mexico 9000

One-year training program to prepare companies for ISO 90001:2000 Certification. Honeywell, New Mexico Economic Development Department, and Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories sponsor the course.

New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership

New Mexico MEP is a non-profit service available to every manufacturer in the state to help them compete more effectively in the global marketplace

Workforce and Labor Resources and Information

New Mexico Workforce Connection

Supports business and promotes the workforce by serving as a one-stop career center

New Mexico Department of Labor

State agency that provides information and services related to labor & industrial issues, human rights, unemployment insurance, job training, and labor & economic statistics

Small Business, Start-up and Financing Resources


Non-profit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training to assist emerging entrepreneurs

Enchantment Land Certified Development Corp.

Private, non-profit corporation that assists communities with their economic development goals by offering competitive long-term loans to finance capital assets

Los Alamos National Laboratory Technology Commercialization Office

Offers a broad range of services to help regional businesses and fledging entrepreneurs in the high tech sector of northern NM

New Mexico Community Capital

Provides equity capital and business growth services for small business ventures in rural communities

Clovis Small Business Development Center

Partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of NM, the NM Association of Community Colleges, and the private sector to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs with an assortment of services

Sandia National Labs New Ventures and Consulting Program

Provides skills training services and support to small businesses, start-ups, spin-offs, and entrepreneurs as well as free workshops in areas critical to business success


Non-profit corporation that facilitates the start-up and growth of women and minority-owned businesses throughout the state of New Mexico

State Business Resources

New Mexico Secretary of State

Source link to register partnerships and any trade and service marks with the secretary of the State of New Mexico.

New Mexico Taxation and Revenue

Source link to obtain a state business tax identification number and other state tax information.

New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration

Source link regarding information regarding workers' compensation insurance and requirements of displaying appropriate signage.

Unemployment Insurance

Source link to apply for unemployment insurance.  All entities that have employees and are engaged in business in New Mexico must obtain an employer account number for unemployment insurance purposes. Fill out the ES-802 form.

New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department

Source link to agency that handles the licensing and regulation of thirty-five separate industries and professions in New Mexico.

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission

Source link to the Corporations Bureau which issues certificates of incorporation for New Mexico and regulates private utilities in New Mexico.

New Mexico Employer One Stop Services

Source link to a one stop information source for starting a business in New Mexico including information on free seminars.

Federal Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Bottom line, the SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.

U.S. Business Advisor

Provides businesses with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions to make the relationship between businesses and government more productive

Minority Business Development Agency

Encourages the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned businesses in the U.S. by providing access to public/private debt and equity financing, market opportunities, and management and business information

CCH Business Owner’s Toolkit

Source for business, tax, and legal questions and practical tips that will help people work smarter, save money, and stay in compliance with the law

Other Resources

Small Business Development Center Other Resources

Source link to various small business resources provided by the New Mexico Small Business Development Center.

United States Census Bureau 
Census Bureau conducts the U.S. Census every ten years, which allocates the seats of the U.S. House of Representatives to the states based on their population.