The Santa Fe Business Incubator is grateful for its many partners. SFBI has long-standing collaborative relationships with over 50 economic development organizations and business support programs in the community and beyond, to connect clients to those business resources.

It has been particularly pleased to welcome three co-located partners who are resident here at SFBI:


North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD)

North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD) is an association of local units of government and other organizations created to encourage and allow regional cooperation on a multitude of issues.



Free face-to-face business counseling, advice, mentoring and training for small businesses just starting or for existing in Santa Fe.



A non-profit small business development organization offering a variety of consulting services, training classes, and small business loan packages.

Other Partnerships

ACCION New Mexico
Camino Real Capital
Creative Santa Fe
Creative Startups
Coronado Ventures Forum
Finance New Mexico
Green Chamber of Commerce
High Education Center (HEC)
Intel Corp
Jump Start Santa Fe
KIVA Crowd Funding
LANS Venture Acceleration Fund
The Loan Fund
Los Alamos National Labs/Feynman Center
Make Santa Fe
New Mexico Angels
New Mexico Economic Development Department
NM Catalyst Fund
NM Community Capital
Northern New Mexico Connect
Regional Development Corporation
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe Community College
SFCC Trades & Advanced Tech Center
Santa Fe Economic Development
Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC)
Santa Fe Small Business Development Center
Startup Factory
Startup Santa Fe
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Software Developers Meetup
Sun Mountain Capital
Technology Ventures Corporation (TVC)
University of New Mexico


SFBI is a member of several regional and national organizations that align with our mission and overall strategy:

AEO (Association for Enterprise Opportunity)
Association of Women’s Business Centers
Community Development Council, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank
European Business Innovation Network (EBIN)
International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
International Business Innovation Association (INBIA)
NM Association of Commerce & Industry (ACI)
NM Bio Association
NM Tech Council
Northern NM Connect
Rocky Mountain Business Incubator Collaborative

New Mexico Business Incubator Partners

Arrowhead Technology Incubator
Enterprise Center at San Juan College
Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab
South Valley Economic Development Center
Taos County Economic Development Corporation
The BioScience Center
WESST Enterprise Center

Business Resources

The following is a list of business resources available to people interested in starting a business in Santa Fe or growing an existing business.  The resources included are divided into five categories. Click on any of the links below to jump to that category.  However, please note that several of the organizations listed may fall into more than one category as some of them provide services in more than one area.

Business Assistance:  These organizations help startups and existing businesses, or people wishing to research potential business opportunities.  They provide information and guidance, help with preparing your business plan, marketing and market research information, business and strategic planning assistance, and more.

Starting a Business in Santa Fe: Private and Government organizations needed for obtaining licenses, tax information or general information pertaining to city, county and state requirements for new businesses.

Funding Sources:  Please note that the list of funding sources does not include banks, which should also be considered when obtaining funds for your business.

Other Links:  Includes miscellaneous organizations that can provide help to entrepreneurs regarding various aspects of starting or growing a business.

Toolkit:  Helpful articles, links and podcasts by business experts pertaining to starting or growing a business.


Business Assistance

Santa Fe Economic Development.  Continuously improves the quality of life in the City and smooths the path to success for both individuals and organizations, assisting businesses in locating, expanding, and relocating in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe Small Business Development Center.  Offers free management and new business consulting and counseling.

SCORE.  Free face-to-face business counseling, advice, mentoring and training for small businesses just starting or for existing in Santa Fe.

Technology Ventures Corporation. (TVC)  Supports entrepreneurs in preparing their business to raise money from equity investors.

WESST.  A non-profit small business development organization offering a variety of consulting services, training classes, and small business loan packages.

The UNM Small Business Institute (SBI) at Anderson School of Management provides strategic consulting for local businesses by connecting them with faculty-led MBA students.


Starting a Business in Santa Fe

City of Santa Fe - City Hall. Applications for a business license for the City of Santa Fe and are available at 200 Lincoln Ave., Rm. 112, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

Santa Fe County.  Applications for a business license in Santa Fe County are available at 120 Grant Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501.

City Building Inspector.  A certificate of occupancy can be obtained at 200 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501

New Regulation and Licensing Department.  Specific industries may require state licenses from this department.  Licensing information can be found at the Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.

NM Taxation & Revenue Department.  New businesses will need both a Federal ID number and a state gross receipts number from the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department, 1100 South St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87502.

NM Department of Workforce Solutions. The NM Department of Workforce Solutions offers services for job seekers and employers. Their office is located at 301 E. De Vargas, Santa Fe, NM 87501.


Funding Sources

ACCION New Mexico.  A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing loans to small business owners.

RDC Venture Acceleration Fund.  The VAF is the only non-dilutive local source of seed financing for very early stage technology and manufacturing startups in Northern New Mexico.

The Loan Fund.  A nonprofit alternative lender that provides loans, training and business consulting to entrepreneurs, business owners and non-profit organizations throughout the state and the Navajo Nation.

Small Business Administration (SBA).  Helps Americans start, build and grow businesses, through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.
505-248-8225 or 1-800-827-5722

WESST.  A non-profit small business development organization offering a small business loan packages.


Other Links

Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of New Mexico.  Economic forecasting, population projections; area reports include Santa Fe Living Wage studies and statewide Main Street studies.

Los Alamos National Labs. Resources for technology, green energy and bio sciences.

New Mexico Economic Development Department.  Information on economic development in New Mexico.

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions.  Labor assistance for employers and those who are seeking work.
Santa Fe Office 505-827-7434

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) is a board of nine local communities, cities, counties, and tribal governments committed to seeing Northern New Mexico thrive in the talent it attracts and retains, reflective of the values it universally recognizes in the identity and makeup of the region.Among our efforts to support a thriving community surrounding Los Alamos National Lab (LANL), the RCLC has recently released the Regional Attraction Guide as a means to welcome all new and potential LANL employees to engage in the cultural, natural, and social wealth of each of our communities.

Regional Development Corporation. The RDC is a regional economic development organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable economy, especially in Northern New Mexico.

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber offers networking, advocacy, tourism and relocation information, and other member benefits.

Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC).  Serves as a catalyst and promotes organizational leadership which focuses on Hispanic entrepreneurship.