Office of Economic Development

Welcome to the Office of Economic Development

We have recently concluded the Concept Stage of the Midtown Campus Project,
the Final Report and Guidelines are available below.

The Midtown Campus Project is the public engagement process representing the first stage of a three stage process to redevelop the property commonly referred to as Santa Fe University of Art and Design or the College of Santa Fe (“Property”).

The three stages are:

(a) Concept Stage which was the market research, idea generation and concept development work done during the Midtown Campus Project that culminates in strategic, planning guidelines for the next stage,

(b) Planning Stage which will culminate in an appropriately scaled land development plan and financial model that can be successfully executed, and

(c) Implementation Stage which will be the phased implementation of the development plan or modifications thereof. Both the Planning and Implementation phases will also involve public input.

The report below serves as a summary of the outreach and results conducted between January through May of 2018. The spectrum of research conducted covered a broad array of input from ideation, surveys, and evaluation. And, concluded in planning guidelines for the Midtown Property.

Press Conference announcing Midtown Campus Guidelines

Midtown Campus Guidelines

Midtown Campus Final Report

What We Do

Support strong, diverse, well-managed businesses

Department of Economic Develpment Mission:

The mission of the Office of Economic Development to achieve long-term sustainable and focused economic growth by building a diverse, innovative economy with high-wage, high impact jobs that provide opportunity and prosperity for the City's residents, businesses and entrepreneurs.

To start a business, expand or relocate your business to Santa Fe, please call or email Fabian Trujillo.

Phone: (505) 955-6092
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Location, Phone and Hours

500 Market Street, 2nd Floor (map) Ph: (505) 955-6334
Fx: (505) 955-6655 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Matthew P. d. Brown
Office of Economic Development Director
(505) 955-6915 
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Fabian Trujillo
Office of Business Growth Manger
(505) 955-6912
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Liz Camacho 
Economic Development and Communications Administrator
(505) 955-6042 
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Rich Brown
Economic Development Specialist Associate
(505) 955-6625 
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Jessica Sandoval
Project Specialist
(505) 955-6334
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Thank you for collaborating with us on the Midtown Campus Project

There were over 400 people at in-person forums, and 530 people participated online.

Five great design teams created conceptual visions for the SFUAD property. People came together to imagine the site and new opportunities for future generations of Santa Fe. If you would like to read descriptions of the visions or watch designers present please click on the links below.

Click here to read descriptions of the five conceptual visions.

Click here to review their visual presentations.

Click here to watch 10 minute presentions by each design team.

To find out more about the Midtown Campus Project click here


2017 Economic Development Crossroads

Click here to read the 2017 Economic Development Crossroads Report


Banking Report

Click here to read the Public Banking Feasibility Study Final Report! 

Final Report on Public Banking1.pdf

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