Current Economic Development Projects/Initiatives

current economic development projects/initiatives

The City of Santa Fe’s Economic Development Division works to cultivate a vibrant business community and to build a diverse, innovative economy that provides opportunity and prosperity for the community. Selected initiatives are listed below:

Business/Entrepreneurial Initiatives:

  • Office for Business Growth – The Office for Business Growth provides local businesses individual consultation and connections to resources for growth. Open office hours are Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-11:00am or by appointment. Contact us at 505-955-6092 or [bot protected email address]
  • Recruitment Portfolio - A targeted portfolio to recruit targeted growth companies to locate in Santa Fe. In 2015, this included television production, technology, and outdoor companies.
  • Santa Fe Fiber - The Santa Fe Fiber project is designed to improve speed, reliability, access and pricing of internet service in Santa Fe.
  • Film/Digital Media - A regional partnership to expand and leverage all aspects of the film and digital media industry in Northern New Mexico. 

Talent/Workforce Initiatives:

  • MIX/bizMIX - MIX is a professional networking project that focuses on talent and business development. It includes Third Thursday events and bizMIX, the annual start-up competition.
  • Young Professionals Project ­The Young Professionals Project is a program to recruit recent graduates in New Mexico and connect them to jobs and housing.

Plus support for:

  • Santa Fe Business Incubator - The Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) nurtures the development of businesses, providing them with resources, shared facilities and support services.
  • ¡YouthWorks! - This program engages disconnected youth through apprenticeships at local businesses coupled with an education plan (GED or college).
  • SFid – Sfid is a twelve week accelerator which gets high-growth companies ready for investment.  It uses a rigorous curriculum as part of the Global Accelerator Network and offers participant companies the opportunity to apply for follow on private investment.
  • SCORE - Santa Fe SCORE is a member of a nationwide volunteer organization that provides guidance and workshops for businesses and non-profit organizations.
  • Make Santa Fe - An entrepreneurial initiative that brings the latest tools (e.g. 3D printing, laser etching) to the community in order to create products and businesses.
  • Start Up Santa Fe - An entrepreneurship initiative that seeks to unify and connect the start-up ecosystem through a single front door.

 

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