The Santa Fe Business Incubator is grateful for its many partners and the long-standing collaborative relationships with more than 50 economic development organizations and business support programs in the community and beyond, to connect clients to the vital business resources.
The Incubator is particularly pleased to have four co-located partners who are in residence:
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.
WESST's mission is to be a home to New Mexicans starting or growing a small business. WESST provides a support system of consulting, training, incubation and lending to help women, people of color and low-wealth individuals successfully strengthen and grow their businesses through sustainable sales, financial knowledge, and job creation.
A non-profit corporation formed by three New Mexico universities in order to facilitate research in the state of New Mexico, specifically to increase research collaborations between universities, industry and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Science is increasingly collaborative; tackling problems at a large scale requires cross-institutional, cross-disciplinary teams. The NMC strives to increase research collaborations, support scientists, and encourage scientific start-up company development in New Mexico.
Activate New Mexico
Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
Camino Real Capital
City of Santa Fe
Coronado Ventures Forum
EDA - US Department of Commerce
Finance New Mexico
Kick Ass Entrepreneurs
The Loan Fund
LANL Community Programs
Make Santa Fe
New Mexico Angels
New Mexico Economic Development Department
New Mexico Community Capital
New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NMMEP)
Regional Development Corporation
Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Community College, Biofuels Center of Excellence
Santa Fe County
Santa Fe Green Chamber
Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC)
Santa Fe Innovates Accelerator Program
Santa Fe Screenwriters
Santa Fe Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Santa Fe Software Developers
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Sun Mountain Capital/New Mexico Catalyst Fund
Taos Entrepreneurial Network (TEN)
Trusted Advisor Network (TAN)
University of New Mexico Small Business Institute
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)
New Mexico Chamber of Commerce
New Mexico Bio Association
New Mexico IDEA
New Mexico Tech Council
New Mexico Business Incubator Partners
Arrowhead Center for Innovation
Enterprise Center at San Juan College
Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab
SCORE Santa Fe & Northern New Mexico
South Valley Economic Development Center
Taos County Economic Development Corporation
The BioScience Center
WESST Enterprise Center
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. Please note that several of the organizations listed may fall into more than one category if they 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.
Startup Toolkit: Helpful articles by business experts pertaining to starting or growing a business in Santa Fe.
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.
WESST A nonprofit small business development organization offering a variety of consulting services, training classes, and small business loan packages.
The University of New Mexico Small Business Institute (SBI) at Anderson School of Management If you are seeking strategic consulting for local businesses, this institute will connect you 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 102 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
New Mexico 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
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions offers services for job seekers and employers. Their office is located at 301 E. De Vargas, Santa Fe, NM 87501
DreamSpring A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing loans to small business owners.
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) The 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 nonprofit small business development organization offering small business loan packages.
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 biosciences.
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
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.