Archive for October, 2008

International Trade Opportunity For Businesses

Friday, October 31st, 2008
Contact:  Fabian Trujillo

              (505)955-6912, [email protected]


          or Kate Noble

             (505)955-6915, [email protected]






Mexican Trade Mission to Visit and Form Partnerships


Local businesses will have an opportunity to connect with businesses from Mexico at an upcoming luncheon hosted by the City of Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. Anyone wanting to learn more about doing business across the border is encouraged to attend.


The luncheon will be held at the new Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 11:45am to welcome the guests to Santa Fe.  The event is open to the public and costs $25 per person.  RSVPs are required to 505-988-3279. 


Approximately 15-20 Juarez based companies representing the high-tech, food, consumer products and industrial supplier markets will be participating in the trade mission.  The visit is being organized by the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Office of Mexican Affairs, along with the International Business Accelerator and will take place in Albuquerque and Santa Fe on November 5-7, 2008. 


Business-to-business sessions will be arranged in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe.  If your company is interested in meeting with any of the Mexican companies please contact Randy Trask of the New Mexico Economic Development Department (ph: 505-827-0265, [email protected]) or Jerry Pacheco of the International Business Accelerator (ph: 575-589-2200, [email protected]).


At present, Mexican companies representing the following sectors have confirmed their attendance for this trade mission:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Tortilla chips and tostadas
  • Traditional Mexican mole sauce producer
  • Aviation products such as floats and Fast Builds (fuselage, wings, and controls); and any aviation-related process involving sheet metal, composite, TIG, welding and fabrics.
  • Metal machine services
  • Prototype design
  • Women’s textiles including pantyhose and sewed/stitched products.
  • Asadero and Oaxaca style cheeses.
  • Bottled Maraschino cherries, bottled tomato and clam cocktails, pecan and almond products.
  • Law firm interested in working with American counterparts to assist clients interested in cross-border projects.
  • Logistics/customs brokerage firm specializing in import/export.
  • Large Mexican-based salsa and chile sauce producer interesting in finding distributors for its products.

More specific information on each company can be found on the International Business Accelerator’s website (

To RSVP to the luncheon please call the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce at 505-988-3279.

Proposals for Good Programs or Projects Always Welcome

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

NOTE: Due to current budgetary constraints, as of September, 2009 Unsolicited Proposals will no longer be accepted until further notice.

Have a great economic development project or program?

The City’s Economic Development Division is always accepting unsolicited proposals.  Guidelines for submitting a proposal are available here.

Proposals will be evaluated according to certain criteria (specific criteria breakdown available here).   Those criteria are based on the goals, target industries and values outlined in the City’s Economic Development Strategy for Implementation.

Download ED Strategy for Implementation