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 Development Newsletter

Our City of Santa Fe Economic Development newsletter provides up-to-date resources for small businesses.

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Economic & Innovation Dashboard
Santa Fe Data Platform

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

Support strong, diverse, well-managed businesses

Click here to read the 2017 Economic Development Crossroads Report


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 expand or relocate your business to Santa Fe, please email Casey Dalbor.
Email: cjdalbor@santafenm.gov

If you have questions about your business license, please email the Business License Team



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 & Community Development Director
(505) 955-6625 

Casey Dalbor
Business Growth Manager

Liz Camacho 
Economic Development and Communications Administrator
(505) 955-6042 

Loretta S. Olguin
Business Operations Manager 
(505) 955-6334

Economic Development Newsletters

Our County and City of Santa Fe Economic Development newsletters provide the most up-to-date resources for small businesses.

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For past newsletters click here.