Office of Economic Development

WELCOME to office of economic development

Dear Business Owner:

At this time, all new business license registrations and 2020 business license renewals must be processed at City HallVisit the Business Registration office #124 (first floor) at 200 Lincoln Avenue, Room 124 between 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday. You can expedite the process for both renewals and new licenses by starting the process at After uploading your information, you will recieve an email with further instrucitions. Please note our busiest hours are typically between 11am-2pm.

After you have paid for your new license or renewal, we can be process and mail it to your business mailing address. Note: payment for business license renewals must be paid for by March 15, 2020. 

If you park at the Convention Center garage, your ticket can be validated for up to one hour at the Business Registration Office.

Our new Energov automated license processing system will be fully active in the Summer 2020. This means you will be able to renew your 2021 business licenses from the comfort of your office by completing an online form.

We hope that you will pardon our delay as we work to build a more convenient license renewal process and a quicker customer payment experience.

Business Licensing Team
email: [bot protected email address]
phone: (505) 955 - 6551

Our Economic Development 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.

Economic & Innovation Dashboard

Indicators of Santa Fe's economy including innovation drivers, economic health, community livability and more. 

Support strong, diverse, well-managed businesses


Federal Opportunity Zones (QOZ’s) are a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. The QOZ program provides a tax incentive for investors to re-invest their unrealized capital gains into Opportunity Funds (QOF’s) that are dedicated to investing into QOZ’s designated by the chief executives of every U.S. state and territory.

City of Santa Fe submitted seven economically-distressed census tracts for designation as opportunity zones to the Governor’s office. Governor Martinez then approved five of the Santa Fe census tracts for designation to the US Treasury. Finally designation approval was received by U.S. Treasury in June 2018.

Click here to learn how the Opportunity Zones program works, as well as its history   and community of supporters.   More information and resources are listed on our QOZ page - click here.

To start a business, expand or relocate your business to Santa Fe, please call or email Fabian Trujillo.
Phone: (505) 955-6912
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Location, Phone and Hours

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

Rich Brown
Economic Development Director
(505) 955-6625 
[bot protected email address]

Fabian Trujillo
Office of Business Growth Manager
(505) 955-6912
[bot protected email address]

Liz Camacho 
Economic Development and Communications Administrator
(505) 955-6042 
[bot protected email address]

Jessica Sandoval
Administrative Manager 
(505) 955-6334
[bot protected email address]

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



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