Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce works to provide an environment where businesses can grow and prosper and enhance the community for families and tourism. The Chamber promotes activities which help grow an entrepreneurial economy by assisting small and emerging business in the region; promote pro-active business legislation and outspoken advocacy efforts; provide information and education opportunities that are designed to assist their customers in making informed business decisions; and are committed to the Character Counts program and the six elements of good character: trustworthiness, citizenship, respect, responsibility, fairness and caring.

Albuquerque Economic Development is a private, non-profit corporation that provides confidential assistance to businesses considering the area for expansion and new investment.

Small Business Development Center provides small business assistance with business planning, marketing, business financing, small business start up, entrepreneur training, and other specialized areas to help grow and strengthen businesses in New Mexico.

Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau strives to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a convention and visitor destination. The organization is a leading tourism marketing organization and enhances economic vitality and success through integrity, enthusiasm and creative involvement for the promotion of Albuquerque as a world-class destination.

New Mexico True is the New Mexico Tourism Department’s website specifically for the New Mexico travel industry. This business-to-business site was created to share travel-related industry trends, statistics and information about our programs and marketing efforts with related entities.

New Mexico MainStreet is a grassroots economic development program that assists communities in revitalizing their traditional commercial neighborhoods. MainStreet works to help affiliated downtown organizations create an economically viable business environment while preserving local cultural and historic resources. The Program provides resources, education, training and technical services that stimulate the economic vitality of each participating community while celebrating local heritage and culture. MainStreet has been the premier organization that brings life to New Mexico’s downtowns since 1985, and currently serves 23 affiliated MainStreet projects and 6 state-authorized Arts and Cultural Districts.

New Mexico Arts is the state arts agency and a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. The 15-member, governor-appointed New Mexico Arts Commission serves as the advisory body. The primary function of New Mexico Arts is to provide financial support for arts services and programs to non-profit organizations statewide and to administer the 1% public art program for the state of New Mexico.

City of Albuquerque Public Art is administered under the direction of the Mayor of the City of Albuquerque. Art in Municipal Places Ordinance sets aside 1% of City construction funds derived from the general obligation bond program and certain revenue bonds for the purchase or commission of works of art.

New Mexico Economic Development Department is the leading center for economic information and news related to New Mexico’s economy and strives to be a central point of access for business, economic, and community development data. The Data Center provides County Data Profiles from a number of sources; Tribal Profiles; a searchable database of available commercial real estate statewide that includes demographic and other data in a GIS platform; profiles comparing New Mexico with the other 49 states; and New Mexico workforce data and economic indicators.

New Mexico Arts & Cultural District Program was adopted in 2007. The program is an inter-agency collaboration between the Economic Development Department, the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Tourism Department. It is directed toward place-based economic development focusing on the unique cultural and arts assets of each authorized district. Learn more. 

Creative Albuquerque is a non-profit provider of cultural data and strategies with the purpose of affecting policy that results in a vibrant creative economy. Creative Albuquerque cultivates and shares knowledge to illuminate, empower, and enrich our community. Creative Albuquerque is committed to increasing connectivity and shared knowledge, stimulating entrepreneurship and employment growth, championing supportive policy and identifying sustainable funding sources — all for the benefit of the creative community. We invest in creative entrepreneurship, partnerships, and education.

City of Albuquerque

County of Bernalillo

State of New Mexico

Additional Resources
ESRI (, US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (, Grubb & Ellis (, US Census Bureau (, Cantera Consultants (, Smart Meetings Magazine (, New Mexico Economic Development Department (, Albuquerque Film Office (, NM Partnership (, International Downtown Association (International Downtown Association), Hispano Chamber of Commerce (Hispano Chamber of Commerce), National Association of Office & Industrial Properties (NAOIP; ), Urban Land Institute (ULI;, Accion New Mexico Micro-Lender (, WESST Corp. Business Incubator (, All Indian Pueblo Council (, Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI; Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance (

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