Northern New Mexico Small Business Resources

If you’re a small business owner in Northern New Mexico, then you know the importance of networking and taking advantage of available resources. This list is for you: business organizations, directories, calendars, co-working spaces and more. Take advantage of opportunities in your area. The New Mexico business culture is all about collaboration and lifting each other up. Whether you live in Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Jemez, or other areas in Northern New Mexico, reaching out to these groups will put you on a path of support.


Business / Start-up Organizations:
• Center for Nonprofit Excellence,
• Creative Santa Fe,
• CreativeMornings Santa Fe,
• Creative Startups,
• Design Corps of Santa Fe, and
• endeavOR New Mexico,
• High Desert Discovery District,
• Kick-Ass Entrepreneurs™ (KAE) Entrepreneur Story Time™ events
• Los Alamos Connect,
• National Association of Women Business Owners,
• National Federation of Independent Business,
• NM Consortium,
• NM Economic Development Department,
• NMED Business Resource Directory,
• NM Film Office,
• NM Hospitality Association,
• NM Manufacturing Extension Partnership,
• NM Partnership,
• NM Restaurant Association,
• NM Small Business Assistance,
• NM Small Business Development Center (Espanola, Farmington, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos),
• NM Society of Association Executives,
• NM Tourism Department,
• North Central New Mexico Economic Development District,
• Project Management Institute, Los Alamos Chapter,
• Santa Fe Business Directory,
• Santa Fe Business Incubator,
• Santa Fe Council on International Relations,
• Santa Fe Estate Planning Council,
• Santa Fe Office of Business Growth, • Santa Fe Innovates,
• SCORE Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico,
• Taos Entrepreneurial Network, • Taos HIVE,
• The Transition Network,
• U.S. Small Business Administration,
• UNM Small Business Institute,
• WESST Santa Fe (6 Offices Statewide),

Calendars / Directories:
• Discover Taos,
• Discover, Los Alamos Monitor,
• Inside Santa Fe,
• Las Vegas Destinations Visitors Guide,
• NM Business Calendar,
• NM Magazine,
• Rio Grande Sun (Espanola),
• Santa Fe New Mexican,
• Santa Fe Reporter,
• SuCasa Magazine,
• The Taos News,

Chambers of Commerce / Merchant Associations:
• Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce,
• Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce,
• Espanola Valley Chamber of Commerce,
• Jemez Valley Business Cooperative,
• Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce,
• NM Association of Commerce & Industry,
• NM Green Chamber of Commerce, Santa Fe,
• Raton Chamber of Commerce,
• Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce,
• Santa Fe Downtown Merchants Association,
• Taos County Chamber of Commerce,

Northern New Mexico map with a photo of Taos Gorge faded in the area

City/County/State Government:
• City of Farmington,
• City of Las Vegas,
• City of Raton,
• City of Santa Fe,
• City of Taos,
• Los Alamos County,
• State of New Mexico,
• Taos County Economic Development Corporation,
• Village of Cimarron,
• Village of Jemez Springs,
• Village of San Ysidro,

Community Service Groups:
• Civitan International,
• Elks Club,
• Kiwanis International,
• Lions Club International,
• Optimist International,
• Rotary International,

Contract / Procurement Connections:
• Federal Business Opportunities,
• Los Alamos National Laboratory,
• Procurement Technical Assistant Center – Native American,
• Professional Aerospace Contractors Association,

Co-Working Spaces / Business Incubators / Temporary Offices:
• FatPipe ABQ (Santa Fe Location TBA),
• Navajo Tech Innovation Center,
• Project Y Cowork (Los Alamos),
• San Juan College, Enterprise Center (Farmington),
• Santa Fe Business Incubator,

Funding Sources:
• ABQid,
• ACCION New Mexico (Microlender),
• Coronado Ventures Forum,
• Credit Union Association of New Mexico,
• Enchantment Land Certified Development Company
• Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico,
• Los Alamos Venture Accelerator,
• NM Angels,
• NM Bankers Association,
• NM Community Capital,
• NM Economic Development Department,
• Prosperity Works (Individual Development Accounts),
• Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association,
• The Loan Fund (Microlender),
• U.S. Small Business Administration,
• WESST (Microlender),

Leadership Organizations:
• Leadership Los Alamos,
• Leadership New Mexico,
• Leadership San Juan (Farmington),
• Leadership Santa Fe,

Workforce Training / Human Resources / Educational Programs:
• Association for Talent Development,
• CNM Community College,
• Dale Carnegie Management Training,
• Human Resource Management Association,
• Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP),
• Junior Achievement,
• Networking For Introverts,
• NM Counseling Association,
• Quality New Mexico,
• Santa Fe Community College,
• Santa Fe Institute,
• Santa Fe Workshops
• Toastmasters International,
• UNM Taos,
• WESST (6 Offices Statewide),
• Workforce Connections of Central New Mexico,

Original list provided by Stacy Sacco. Thank you!

Do you have more resources we can add to this list? Or experience networking in New Mexico? Please add any advice in the comments below!


Ava Shije

Ava Shije creates intentional website strategies that draw in new visitors and convert them into customers. Her focus is on web design, optimization and engaging website content.

Related Posts

Leave a comment