Creativity and innovation are at the heart of doing business in Santa Fe. Perhaps nowhere else in the world has our unique combination of world-class art and cutting edge science which makes thinking outside the box a way of life.

Los Alamos National Lab is less than an hour away which adds to the extensive pool of talented, educated people who have always chosen to live here.

Santa Fe has 21st century infrastructure nestled within a traditional small-town atmosphere. The quality of life is extremely high as is the caliber of businesses here. As an international destination Santa Fe is well-known and within an hour of a major airport.

Costs are comparatively low for doing businesses in Santa Fe. Significant incentives are offered by both the local and State government.

We’re here to address individual location needs, provide incentive analysis and answer any questions.


The government of the City and County of Santa Fe are committed to growing strong, innovative businesses. Officials are accessible, friendly and willing to work with businesses toward initiatives that benefit the community.

The Economic Development Division for the City of Santa Fe works to promote business development and expansion. Specifically, the team is focused on cultivating a strong, well-prepared workforce, helping companies locate or expand their operations in Santa Fe and on developing sites and infrastructure to support the needs of businesses. Economic Development also provides businesses with a variety of technical assistance and facilitates access to the State’s numerous financial incentives.

Real Estate

Link to commercial and residential real estate including commercial lease listing and an overview of Santa Fe Neighborhoods.


In 2008, Santa Fe was cited as one of the nation’s healthiest towns to live in, according to the AARP. Among the highlights are clean air; healthy, locally grown food; excellent doctors and a vibrant healing arts community.

“…. Santa Fe [is] a healthy place in which to live and retire, too. Its rates of diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol are among the lowest in the country, in part because of a city-funded health campaign aimed at older residents. In addition to offering a 268-bed hospital and easy access to specialists in nearby Albuquerque. Santa Fe is teeming with alternative medicine specialists who graduated from the local University of Natural Medicine or the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts.”

Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center was established in 1865. It has 268 licensed beds and 300 staff physicians representing 22 medical specialties. It has the only Level III Trauma Center in Northern New Mexico. For more information visit

The Cancer Institute of New Mexico is the state’s newest and most advanced cancer care facility. At the Institute, community-based physicians are able to integrate medical oncology, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, clinical research and administrative support in a single, patient-care facility.

Other medical facilities include:

Ultimed Urgent Care (505) 989-8707
Concentra Medical Center (505) 438-9402
Lovelace Health Systems (505) 995-2400



Santa Fe is served by PNM for its electricity and gas.  PNM offers among the lowest rates in the southwest, with an extremely high reliability rating.  PNM is a strong economic development partner, with a tradition of community support.  Telecommunications services are offered by a number of companies, including Qwest and Comcast, as well as several strong locally based providers.

New Mexico is one of the largest energy-producing states in the nation: it is 3rd in natural gas production, and 6th in crude oil production.  Santa Fe city is served by PNM, the largest investor-owned utility in the state.  PNM has a total capacity of over 2,650 megawatts, and has a very high “5 9’s” reliability rating.

Contact information for PNM:  1-800-687-4854


Santa Fe, in the Mountain time zone an hour ahead of California and two hours behind New York, is similarly centrally situated with easy access to road, rail and air transportation.


Santa Fe is on the I-25, which runs from El Paso, TX through Denver, CO and beyond.  The city is less than an hour from I-40, which is the US’ East/West artery.  New Mexico’s highways are well maintained, with low levels of traffic.


Santa Fe is a storied name in US railway history. The Santa Fe Southern Railway connects to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway through Lamy, which is also an Amtrak stop for the Southwest Chief, which runs daily from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Freight rail transport is available from Santa Fe through Santa Fe Southern Railway and its connection to BNSF and the national rail network in Lamy.

BNSF is a transcontinental railroad network that is one of the largest in North America, carrying more container traffic than any other rail system in the world.


Santa Fe Municipal Airport - Connecting You to the World! 

Santa Fe Municipal Airport, located 9 miles south of the city square, offers daily non-stop commerical service to Denver (DEN), Dallas (DFW), and Phoenix (PHX), with conenient connections to the world on our partner airlines American and  United.  


A strong and stable workforce awaits you in Santa Fe.  From complexity scientists to warehouse staff, from adminstrators to legislators, Santa Fe's workers are diverse and flexible.