Small Business and Entrepreneurial Resources
For businesses to open, grow, and adapt to our ever changing business world, barriers need to be removed. Small business owners need to know what resources exist and where to find them. Business support comes in many forms: mentorship, accelerators, training, incubators, technical expertise, and funding. Economic Development staff from the County and City, partnered with experts from Los Alamos National Laboratory to create a website where state and local entrepreneurial organizational resources are housed under one virtual roof: https://www.santafecountynm.gov/entrepreneurial_ecosystem.php.
If you would like your organization featured in the Santa Fe Entreprenerurial Ecosystem, please click here and fill out the survey. The website will be updated every six months with the survey results.
New and established businesses alike can always benefit from feedback and advice. Counseling from business specialists is available for basic questions as well as for complex issues. Whether it’s writing a business plan or figuring out budgeting and marketing, these organizations can help keep your business on the right track.
State of New Mexico A to Z
A directory of state, county and city organizations, including other departments, commissions, colleges, boards, etc. within the state.
New Mexico Economic Development Department
http://www.gonm.biz/, Joseph M. Montoya Building, 1100 S. St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe NM, 87505, 505.827.0300
Department programs provide direct assistance to New Mexico businesses and communities. Programs and services for businesses can be found in the Business Resource Center and in the Toolbox of Resources for Businesses and Communities. EDD also administers several programs that support Community Development.
Santa Fe County
http://www.santafecountynm.gov/, 100 Catron St., Santa Fe, NM 8750, 505.986.6200
Santa Fe County is here to support your local business succeed. Business Advocate, Santa Fe County’s Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) program, was created out of our ongoing commitment to assist communities, businesses, and entrepreneurs in Santa Fe County with their expansion efforts and retention needs. See their Business Advocate program brochure here.
Contact: Alex Fitzgerald, 505-986-6349, [bot protected email address]
City of Albuquerque Economic Development
http://www.cabq.gov/economicdevelopment, 1 Civic Plaza NW, Suite 11015, Albuquerque, NM 87102
The City of Albuquerque has an economic development plan that will deliver real impact for the city. Their strategies provide benefits to both businesses and the people of Albuquerque. For businesses, they are supporting new enterprise creation, industry cluster development/support, and strategic attraction and recruitment of businesses that align with their priorities. For the people of Albuquerque, they are prioritizing quality job growth, employee and workforce development, and are making a concerted effort to reverse disinvestment in underserved communities and neighborhoods while ensuring equitable opportunities for everyone in the city.
Contact: Synthia Jaramillo, Department Director, 505.768.3270
Albuquerque Economic Development
https://www.abq.org/, 201 Third St. NW, Suite 1900, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 800.451.2933
AED provides confidential assistance to employers considering the metro area for expansion and new investment. Our mission is to recruit new employers to the Albuquerque metro area and help local companies to expand to generate jobs for residents.
Contact: Bob Walton, Vice President, 505.705.3781, [bot protected email address]
Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation
https://losalamosdevelopment.com/, 190 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.662.0001
The Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation is building a vibrant community through a thriving economy. We leverage public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. We drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using a broad portfolio of programs and initiatives. We balance sound economic considerations with social and environmental concerns as we serve the business community, create and retain jobs, and diversify the economy.
Contact: Patrick Sullivan, Executive Director, 505.661.4854, [bot protected email address]
North Central New Mexico Economic Development District (NCNMEDD)
https://www.ncnmedd.com/, 3900 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507
The regional Council of Governments for local governments in Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Mora, San Miguel, Los Alamos, and Sandoval counties. Established in 1967, NCNMEDD assists local governments with community and economic development projects and initiatives. We serve as the conduit for U.S. Economic Development Administration funding and manage the Northern Pueblos and North East Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs). NCNMEDD also oversees the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging (AAA), which administers senior services for the entire state of New Mexico outside of Bernalillo County.
Contact: 505.395.2668, [bot protected email address]
Local Economic Development Act (LEDA)
Since 2002, a record 83 New Mexico communities have now passed a Local Economic Development Act (LEDA). Through passing LEDA, a community adopts an ordinance creating an economic development organization and a strategic plan. The enactment and utilization of LEDA allows public support of economic development to foster, promote, and enhance local economic development efforts while continuing to protect against the unauthorized use of public money and other public resources. This empowers communities to embark on economic development projects tailored to their LOCAL needs. In essence, LEDA is used to enter into a “public private partnership” for an economic benefit.
Business incubators offer “under-one-roof” support to growing businesses. Resident businesses share office equipment and/or staffing, have flexible leasing arrangements, and receive on-going support and business counseling. Services are available to non-resident businesses, often in preparation for businesses to qualify for incubator membership. Accelerators are typically fixed-term, cohort-based programs that can include seed investment, connections, sales, mentorship, educational components, and usually culminate in a public pitch event or demo day to accelerate growth.
Santa Fe Business Incubator
http://www.sfbi.net/, 3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507, 505.424.1140
Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) is a non-profit providing a supportive environment for entrepreneurs who have the passion and tenacity to launch and grow businesses that create new jobs, diversify the economy, and enhance the quality of life for all in the community.
The Santa Fe Business Incubator’s 30,000 square foot campus includes private office, lab, warehouse, and light manufacturing units along with a fully equipped shared bioscience lab, the Archimedes Fab Lab, a coworking space, and conference & meeting rooms.
Contact: Marie Longserre, President & CEO, [bot protected email address]
New Mexico Startup Factory
Start-Up Factory™ is bringing laboratory technologies to market. In our innovative model we work with scientists looking to commercialize their technologies. Through our program, technologists are coached through validation of the technology and market, and are then paired with the right management team. A commercialization and business plan/model is formed and if all signs point to a sound market and promising technological development, a company is formed.
New Mexico Consortium
https://newmexicoconsortium.org/, 4200 W. Jemez Rd, Suite 301, Los Alamos, NM 87544, 505.412.4200, [bot protected email address]
Established in 2006, the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) partners with Los Alamos National Laboratory in order to develop, implement and continually improve models that encourage and support collaborative research across its partner institutions, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. The NMC coordinates and leads collaborative research programs, supports economic development, organizes meetings, workshops and conferences, provides meeting facilities, and develops science outreach efforts.
Contact: Dr. Steven Buelow, Chief Executive Officer, 505.412.4186, [bot protected email address]
Creative Startups’ accelerator programs are uniquely suited to startups scaling not just in their region, but across the world. Targeting the creative economy, its curriculum is based on the design-thinking concepts and the lean startup method.
Creative Startups has programs for entrepreneurs at any stage from idea to investment. Their Libraries as Launchpads program works in concert with public libraries across New Mexico to support entrepreneurs in rural communities. Their LABS Pre-Accelerator is a 4-week intensive for idea and early-stage entrepreneurs looking to scale. Their 8-week Accelerator supports high-growth startups in catalyzing their business growth.
Contact: Alice Loy, Co-founder and CEO, 505.263.5180, [bot protected email address]
Santa Fe Innovates
Santa Fe Innovates is a business accelerator for tech and solution-oriented startups with a vision for social good. The Santa Fe Innovates Business Accelerator Program includes an eight-week curriculum focused on creating and validating customer and business models, investment preparedness, leadership basics for social enterprise startups, business planning, financial modeling, strategic thinking, and more. Another key element of the accelerator is a three-month structured mentoring program.
Contact: Jon Mertz, Founder, [bot protected email address]
The BioScience Center
www.thebiosciencecenter.com/, 5901 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, 505.200.9500
The BioScience Center in Albuquerque is a combination incubator and accelerator with a wet and dry lab for resident companies, along with other quality amenities. They occupy a 19,500 sq-ft building in a centralized location – Albuquerque’s Uptown Area – providing offices, eight wet (chemistry and microbiology) laboratories totaling 2,500 sq. ft., and shared facilities that include reception, IT infrastructure, group purchasing, and conference space.
Arrowhead Center Accelerator Programs
https://arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/program/sprints/, 3655 Research Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88003, 575.646.6120
Arrowhead Accelerators (Sprints) include four accelerators that support technology-based and export-base companies through education, mentorship, and financing in a virtual, cohort-based setting.
All Sprints ventures complete 30 customer interviews, receive National Science Foundation I-Corps lineage (an opportunity to secure a $50,000 grant), Arrowhead Innovation Fund (seed-stage investment) eligibility and are provided post-Sprints support through Arrowhead’s alumni program, Arrowhead Ventures.
Contact: Kathy Hansen, Director and Chief Executive Officer, 575.646.4220, [bot protected email address],
The Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab (CVL)
https://stc.unm.edu/cvl/, Lobo Rainforest Building, 101 Broadway Blvd NE, Suite 1100, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.272.7900
The Joseph L. Cecchi VentureLab (CVL) is an affiliated program at STC.UNM that serves as a connection point for university researchers, inventors, faculty, staff, students, entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, and small technology companies in various stages of development. Within CVL is an incubator pilot program with shared office facilities, business services, mentoring, advice, and the location of the specialized facilities and laboratories required to support life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering-oriented ventures. The CVL also provides a Co-working/Virtual Program that’s ideal for start-up businesses just getting off the ground.
Contact: Cara Michaliszyn at [bot protected email address] or Lisa Kuuttila at [bot protected email address]
The South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC)
https://www.svedc.org/, 318 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 505.877.0373, [bot protected email address]
The South Valley Economic Development Center (SVEDC) is a joint effort between Bernalillo County and the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation (RGCDC). It serves as both a business incubator as well as an economic development catalyst for the unincorporated area of the South Valley. Facilities include: a commercial kitchen and a site for manufacturing value-added products where entrepreneurs are able to establish networks among businesses, growers, distributors, and retailers. Offering events, seminars, and workshops, media relationships, and access to the business and government communities.
https://www.abqid.com/, 1st Plaza Galeria, 200 3rd Street NW, Suite 212, Albuquerque, NM, [bot protected email address]
ABQid is a business accelerator whose curriculum is influenced by the popular Techstars accelerator curriculum. Startups accepted into this program receive $20,000 in exchange for 6% equity in their company. The three-month program is a constant exercise in the lean startup method, which relies on testing your product/service and pivoting based on the feedback.
IGNITE Community Accelerator
The IGNITE 10-Week Program provides entrepreneurs with the business skills needed to move their companies forward, faster. The goal of the program is to provide training and support to entrepreneurs who are in the early stages of developing their business. This program engages the entrepreneur in determining the philosophical, legal, and practical structure for their business for future success in establishing goals, managing personal finance, and identifying basic financial business management for profitability.
Contact: [bot protected email address], 505.224.4000 Ext. 53299
Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program (NEIR)
https://nmccap.org/, 219 Central Ave. NW Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.924.2820, [bot protected email address]
The Native Entrepreneur in Residence Program (NEIR) is New Mexico Community Capital’s (NMCC) flagship non-profit program. It has become the platform for a portfolio of program offerings providing the tools for success to emerging Native American businesses, bringing financial literacy, business skills and a vibrant network to Native American business owners and their communities. The NEIR accelerator program is an intensive six-month one-to-one training with an experienced entrepreneur/mentor to lay the foundation for successful business growth. It is designed specifically for Native American entrepreneurs throughout the United States. You must be registered with a federally recognized nation, tribe or pueblo in order to qualify for the program. The program is designed along 3 tracks for businesses in different stages: 1) Pre-venture or “dream” stage, 2) Early stage and start up, 3) Established businesses in a growth stage.
Contact: Elizabeth Gamboa, Managing Director of Entrepreneurial Services, [bot protected email address]
Activate New Mexico accelerates early-stage, software-enabled startups with the goal of expanding the New Mexico tech landscape in an intentional, depth-driven ecosystem. Our Accelerator Program is a 10-week program focused on helping companies validate their product. Cohort members participate in weekly meetings that cover a specific business topic and receive access to marketing and tech resources. We emphasize customer discovery and sales as primary methods by which to grow your company. The program is designed for those looking to identify holes in their business and receive critical feedback.
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
http://www.santafechamber.com, 1644 St. Michael's Drive Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505.988.3279
A variety of networking and referral opportunities for member businesses; advocacy, tourism and relocation information. The website has a good list of local business resources, directories and links. They also offer a Tools for Business resource center where they provide guidance on tools/forms, classes, etc. for new and established businesses.
Contact: Bridget Dixson, President & CEO, Ext. 102, [bot protected email address]
Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce
Santa Fe’s Green Chamber of Commerce works to build a sustainable community of local businesses that are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible through action, advocacy and education.
Contact: Glenn Schiffbauer, Executive Director, [bot protected email address], 505.428.9123
Santa Fe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Focused on supporting and growing Hispanic-owned businesses, providing networking and referral opportunities and advocacy of Hispanic entrepreneurship.
Contact: David Fresquez, President, 505.920.9486, [bot protected email address]
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
https://greaterabq.com/, 400 Tijeras Ave., Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.764.3736, [bot protected email address]
Offering several services and programs for their members (investors) including networking opportunities, special events, advocacy, free meeting space in downtown Albuquerque, access to programs like Leadership Albuquerque, etc.
Contact: Terri L. Cole, CCE, President and CEO, 505.764.3741, [bot protected email address]
New Mexico Business and Community Development Calendar
https://bizcalendar.org/, [bot protected email address]
New Mexico's business and community development calendar is a collaborative web-based calendar designed for quick reference of events that can help you grow your business and career.
New Mexico Technology Council
http://www.nmtechcouncil.org/, 200 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, 505.847.6840, [bot protected email address]
The New Mexico Technology Council ("Tech Council" or NMTC) is a member-driven association of businesses, organizations and tech professionals working together to promote the growth and success of New Mexico's technology business sectors. Their annual membership includes business development opportunities, peer-to-peer professional networking and development, discounted admission to events, listing in member directory, etc.
Contact: Deborah Breitfeld, Executive Director, [bot protected email address]
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
https://santafe.score.org/, 120 Federal Place, #307, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505.988.6302, [bot protected email address]
Funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE counselors provide free one-on-one business consultations on all aspects of starting and operating a business. SCORE Santa Fe provides clients the key benefit of access to significant mentor experience and expertise in the ownership, operation, financing, and management of small and large businesses in multiple industries. Clients can meet with their mentors at SCORE Santa Fe’s two locations (in the Santa Fe Federal Complex and at the Santa Fe Business Incubator), or by telephone and via email.
Regional Development Fund
https://rdcnm.org/, 706 Bond Street, Española, NM 87532, 505.820.1226
The Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to improving economic development in Northern New Mexico. The RDC provides private investment opportunities and technical assistance to facilitate job growth and diversify the economies of communities in the following seven counties: Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, and the municipalities and Native American Pueblos therein. Current funders include the City of Española, The City of Santa Fe, Los Alamos County, New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Santa Fe County and Triad National Security, LLC. The RDC also works year-round to identify and secure new funding sources to support its mission. The RDC supports economic development in Northern New Mexico through two main program areas. The Business Retention & Expansion Program provides small businesses, regional startups, and tribal communities funding opportunities and one-on-one technical assistance to help build and sustain a vibrant local economy. The Workforce Training & Education Program is a partnership between the RDC and six Northern New Mexico higher education institutions to identify training needs and develop a well-educated workforce in the region.
Contact: Val Alonzo, Executive Director, 505.231.3550, [bot protected email address]
Small Business Development Center at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center
http://www.nmsbdc.org/, 1950 Siringo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505.428.1343, [bot protected email address]
Advisors provide individualized business consultations; monthly classes on business management skills such as taxes, accounting software, and home-based businesses. The Santa Fe Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves both startup and existing businesses with no cost business consulting and low cost training in Santa Fe and portions of Torrance Counties. With expertise in small business planning, marketing and financial management, our services are strictly confidential.
Contact: Brian DuBoff, Center Director, [bot protected email address]
Small Business Institute at UNM ‘s Anderson School of Management
http://sbi.mgt.unm.edu/, Anderson School of Management, MSC05 3090, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, 505.277.8869, [bot protected email address]
Free business consultant services provided by UNM business students, including help on business plans, market research, and financing. Call at the beginning of the fall (August) or spring (January) semesters; students choose business projects in their area of interest from a list of available applicants.
Contact: Stacy Sacco, SBI Director, 505.489.2311, [bot protected email address]
WESST (Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency Team)
http://www.wesst.org/contact/wesst-santa-fe-new-mexico/, Santa Fe Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol, Suite 351, Santa Fe, NM 87507, 505.474.6556
Statewide economic development organization providing business consulting, training, and technical assistance. Business plan development courses are offered to help clients prepare to apply for a WESST loan or a conventional bank loan. WESST loans range from $250 – $10,000 for start-up businesses and up to $50,000 for existing businesses. Also has a business incubator in Albuquerque (WESST Enterprise Center).
Contact: Bette Bradbury, Regional Manager, 505.474.6556
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
The VBOC provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, business plan preparations, concept assessments and resource referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve Members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.
Contact: Richard Coffel, VBOC Director, 5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE Suite 2A, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505.383.2401, [bot protected email address]
Grow it! New Mexico
https://growitnm.org/santa-fe/, [bot protected email address]
Grow It! is an economic development initiative created by the New Mexico Municipal League in partnership with Finance New Mexico. The project’s goal is to stimulate private sector job development in New Mexico by putting information about business resources directly into the hands of entrepreneurs.
Finance New Mexico
https://financenewmexico.org/, [bot protected email address]
Finance New Mexico is a public service project to connect you to resources and knowledge that can help your business grow. Sponsored by public and private entities – all of which share the goal of increasing economic activity and development – Finance New Mexico provides you with business-building tools and connections.
https://www.nmtechworks.com/, 505.699.1503, [bot protected email address]
New Mexico TechWorks is a collective initiative stewarded by the Community Learning Network to expand Tech access, education, enterprise, and employment. New Mexico TechWorks offers information, resources, and programs to support New Mexico's growing innovation economy powered by tech. They also offer a wide range of tech-related workshops, including website-creation, social media, business, etc.
New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA)
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program offers New Mexico small businesses facing technical challenges access to the unique expertise and capabilities of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. At no cost to the business, small businesses with a technical challenge can seek assistance from lab scientists or engineers for projects that require testing, design consultation and access to special equipment or facilities that are not available in the private sector.
Contact: Genaro Montoya, Program Leader, 505.284.0625, [bot protected email address]
NMBio, a BIO affiliate, is New Mexico’s statewide trade association for biotechnology, biomedicine, and related industries. NMBio participates in BIO-sponsored meetings in Washington, DC, including individual advocacy meetings with congressional representatives. It also attends state affiliate collaborative meetings, and bi-monthly teleconferences to keep abreast of state and national legislation impacting the industry.
Contact: Greg Byrnes, Executive Director, [bot protected email address]
NM Bioscience Authority
https://nmbioscience.com/, 2325 Camino de Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131, 505.272.6950, [bot protected email address]
Created in 2017, as a public body corporate that includes state government, research institutions, national laboratories, and private industry, the New Mexico Bioscience Authority aims to develop initiatives to stimulate investment in bioscience industries in New Mexico, and provide additional employment opportunities for our state’s residents.
New Space New Mexico
https://newspacenm.org/, 801 University Blvd SE, Suite 301, Albuquerque, NM 87106, 505.235.5141, [bot protected email address]
Foster an entrepreneurial, business-focused commercial space ecosystem in New Mexico by making connections, advocating for stakeholders, and preparing for the future.
New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership
https://newmexicomep.org/, 8600 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87113, 505.262.0921
New Mexico MEP is a statewide assistance center dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of our state’s small and mid sized businesses. Our experts and industry resource network help create the change that can make the difference. We provide expertise in results-driven methodologies, best practices, and innovative technologies designed to increase your profitability.
Fab Lab Hub
http://fablabhub.org/, Santa Fe Business Incubator, 3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe NM 87507, [bot protected email address]
Fab Lab Hub offers New Collar Job certifications in digital fabrication skills like 3D Printing, laser cutting, robotics, microelectronics and CAD design. Fab Lab Hub also offers commercial digital fabrication services.
MAKE Santa Fe
https://makesantafe.org/, 2879 All Trades Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507, 505.819.3502, [bot protected email address]
MAKE Santa Fe is a 501(c)3 non-profit community workspace where people can access tools, resources and workshops in order to make, repair, invent or create anything they can dream. It’s like a gym, but with powerful tools instead of exercise equipment and skilled craftspeople instead of personal trainers.
https://www.co-fe.co/, 314 S. Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, 505.690.3094, [bot protected email address]
Co-Fe is a neighborhood coworking space in downtown Santa Fe, with fast internet, workspaces, meeting rooms, mail service, and other professional support resources. Co-Fe offers a collection of semi-private offices, dedicated desks, "open seats" and meeting rooms for use by its full-time, part-time and visiting members.
http://www.colabatsecondstreet.com/, Suite 40 at Second Street Studios, 1807 Second St., Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505.699.7280, [bot protected email address]
CoLAB is a progressive CoWorking environment providing a shared office space with month-to-month desk rental for the independent creative entrepreneur and businessperson. CoLAB, is Santa Fe’s only community of motivated, creative individuals who are interested in changing how work gets done, services get delivered, products get built, and where awesome stuff happens.
Find workspaces and solutions tailored to your business, anywhere in the world.
Los Alamos National Laboratories
Information on LANL’s community investment/direct giving programs: education, economic development, and general charitable giving. Higher education scholarships are available for northern New Mexico students, as well as teacher trainings and professional development programs.
Small Business Office:
For information on contract work, bidding procedures and forecasting opportunities with LANL.
Richard P. Feynman Center for Innovation:
https://www.lanl.gov/projects/feynman-center/, TA-00, Bldg. 1325, 2237 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87545, 505.665.9090, [bot protected email address]
The Feynman Center drives Los Alamos innovation as an essential part of our national security mission by accelerating connections between research, corporate, and entrepreneurial communities, building partnerships and mechanisms that deliver our technology to solve our nation’s biggest challenges, and creating a trusted external network to extend and enhance the Laboratory’s ability to meet core mission.
The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program:
This program offers technical assistance to New Mexico small businesses. Businesses with a technical challenge that requires national laboratory expertise can seek assistance from scientists or engineers at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. Such projects include testing, design consultation, and access to special equipment.
Contact: Julia Wise, 505.699.8809, [bot protected email address]
Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia values its interactions with federal, state, and local agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and the local community. Whether purchasing goods and services, working with our partners, or licensing technology, Sandia is committed to cultivating the highest quality relationships. We offer many business opportunities to suppliers, and are dedicated to strengthening our national, state, and local economies. We spend a large portion of our funding in the states where we are located and are committed to acquiring products and services from small and disadvantaged businesses (Director's Letter of Small Business Commitment). As businesses succeed, local economies thrive and economic benefits accrue to the taxpayer.
The Center for Collaboration and Commercialization (C3) serves as a public face for Sandia National Laboratories, providing access to the Labs and building linkages with the community. It’s a place where Sandians and their industrial, academic, and government partners can interact easily and freely, outside the gates. Located in the heart of Albuquerque’s Innovation District, C3 is dedicated to increasing Sandia’s collaboration and commercialization activities.
Airforce Research Lab
https://www.afrlnewmexico.com/, 101 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, [bot protected email address]
Air Force Research Laboratory New Mexico is leading the way in the Nation’s laser, optical, and space supremacy technologies. The Technology Engagement Office supports that mission by connecting the private sector and academia with AFRL resources to develop new technology and create opportunities for industry growth. We also offer some of the of the most innovative STEM opportunities in the country, designed to inspire and cultivate our next generation of innovators.
Finding the right staff, consultants, or student interns can be crucial to growing and maintaining a successful business. Networking events and personal connections are often the best way to find the right person. It can also help to connect with other professionals in the industry, utilize local educational institutions or advertise in local publications.
Career Services at Santa Fe Community College
https://www.sfcc.edu/offices/career-services/, 505.428.1406, [bot protected email address]
Internships are arranged on a case-by-case basis through individual departments. The college offers classes in a variety of subjects, from computer assisted drawing to paralegal studies; check the website for a complete department listing. Job fairs are held each semester and businesses looking for employees are encouraged to participate. They also offer online job postings, targeted emails to faculty and students in specific major and certificate programs, annual career fairs, “meet the employer” opportunities at their weekly job club meetings, special hiring events, etc.
Contact: Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos, Associate Vice President for Student Success, 505.428.1238, [bot protected email address]
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS)
https://www.dws.state.nm.us/, 401 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Employment Services Division: 505.841.8437
NMDWS has statewide oversight of workforce development programs, for both youth and adults. As part of their Employment Services Division, NMDWS administers various federal programs including: Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA); Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC); and Rapid Response (RR). NMDWS also enforces minimum wage, payment of wages, and overtime labor laws, and oversees unemployment services. Other business services include job postings, seminars, apprenticeship programs, hiring incentives, foreign labor visa programs, and other resources.
The NMDWS has put together a step-by-step list on how to plan and hire an intern to make things easier for you. They’ve also organized materials to assist you in your planning and provide legal guidelines when hiring interns. Through their Internships | Students Work portal you can search candidates or post a new opportunity.
Contact: Rebecca Sisneros, Youth Engagement Coordinator, 505.841.8064, [bot protected email address]
New Mexico Workforce Connection
https://www.jobs.state.nm.us/vosnet/Default.aspx, 301 West DeVargas, Santa Fe, NM 7501, 505.827.7434
New Mexico's official online portal to virtual job matching services, employment resources, the Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System, and much more.
The Santa Fe New Mexican
http://www.santafenewmexican.com, 202 E. Marcy St., Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505.983.3303
The local, daily newspaper is widely read in the community. Both print and online classified ads list job opportunities by type of employment.
Contact: Laura Harding, Classified Advertising Manager & National Sales Manager, 505.995.3878, [bot protected email address]
The Santa Fe Reporter
http://www.sfreporter.com, 132 E. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505.988.5541
This local, weekly publication provides in-depth journalism and cultural coverage in a city with a vigorous arts scene. Both print and online classified ads list job opportunities by type of employment.
SER - Jobs for Progress, Inc.
SER is a private, nonprofit corporation providing educational and workforce opportunities in 14 counties throughout northern and central New Mexico. Since 1970, SER has helped address the needs of New Mexico’s communities by empowering individuals and businesses with the necessary resources to grow and prosper. SER’s ultimate goal is to place its program participants in permanent, productive and unsubsidized employment.
Career Services at St. John’s College
https://www.sjc.edu/santa-fe/career-services, 1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505, 505.984.6000
The Office of Personal and Professional Development assists students in finding established internships or in developing individual opportunities for career exploration. Their Ariel Internship Program offers a minimum of 25 summer stipends each year to encourage Santa Fe students to gain practical experience while exploring possible career fields. Internships have ranged from apprenticing with a custom guitar maker, to training in legal mediation, to teaching students aspiring to be the first in their families to attend college. Internship stipends are also available to students interested in medicine or biomedical careers. Ariel internships are open to both US and international students. The college’s Internship Committee considers Ariel requests each February and makes awards of up to $4,000, based on a competitive application process.
Contact: Pier Quintana, 505.984.6132, [bot protected email address]
Santa Fe Interns
Santa Fe Interns is a free online internship portal highlighting local interns and internship opportunities in Santa Fe and throughout Northern New Mexico. They also offer networking events, a list of the companies looking for interns, employer resources (from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions), etc.
Professional Readiness & Technical Experience for Careers (PRO-TEC)
PRO-TEC offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, under-employed or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County. Accepted participants will prepare for industry certifications (Social Media, IT, Customer Service) through hands-on workshops and gain key job readiness skills in 30 hours of evening/weekend intensive training followed by 80 hours of on-the-ground internships in local Santa Fe and Santa Fe County businesses as part of the program's 130 hour of combined class time and internship commitment.
Contact: Kristine Swedin, Director, [bot protected email address], 505.428.1676 or Jennifer Nevarez, Program Support Coordinator, [bot protected email address], 505.699.1503
https://careerconnections.fb.com/, [bot protected email address]
Career Connections is a Facebook initiative that expands student access to meaningful careers in their communities while contributing to the growth of local businesses. Every business should have the opportunity to grow and contribute to their community. Career Connections helps you do this by connecting you to capable students from historically underserved backgrounds, who will take your social media and digital marketing presence to the next level. The program consists of paid internships (paid by company/organization), events, trainings, Facebook mentorships, etc.
PILAS Internship Program from the Santa Fe Community College
The Programa de Internos, Los Alamos (PILAS) is a workforce development project that gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses to gain employable skills while earning an hourly wage and academic credit. The interns receive pay through the college, not the business partners. The college seeks businesses that would like to participate in the program. Participating businesses assign student interns a project and mentor them through to completion. Students spend between 50 to 80 hours in their internship and earn academic credit.
Contact: Ya'el Chaikind, PILAS Internship Coordinator, 505.428.1418, [bot protected email address]