Santa Fe Trends 2012 now available

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Santa Fe Trends is an annual report that provides a statistical snapshot of issues in and around the city. Data on topics such as growth, housing, water use, air quality and crime are included.

Click HERE for the report

Business Assistance Office Open in City Hall

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

In an effort to promote a more business friendly environment, the City of Santa Fe now has a Business Assistance Office to assist businesses and entrepreneurs with Business Licensing, Business Registration and other City functions.  The Business Assistance Office is located in the center of City Hall between the Mayor’s Office, the Land Use Department and the Cashier.


The office is staffed by the Economic Development Division Director, Fabian Trujillo. “The goal is to provide personalized business services and to begin to compile comprehensive business data points in order to better address the needs of local businesses” said Mr. Trujillo.


The Office has already released a document that was developed as a direct result of meeting and talking with businesses  “Organizing Your Business“, with future documents to be focused on other aspects of doing business in Santa Fe.


Contact Fabian Trujillo to find out more or for an appointment at 505-955-6912 .




Living Wage for 2012 Announced

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Living Wage for 2012:      $10.29/ hour

Effective Date :      March 1, 2012


This increase is in accordance with City Ordinance and corresponds to the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the Western Region for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for 2010 and 2011. All employers located within the City of Santa Fe are required to pay all workers the Living Wage.


Please contact Constituent Services with questions (505) 955-6949 or email at Constituent Services

South Side Merchant’s Association Survey Results

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The City of Santa Fe conducted a survey of Airport Road area Businesses in order to find ways to help them succeed. During the month of August, representatives visited businesses to ask them to participate. The survey responses will be used to explore the formation of a South Side Merchant’s Association and to connect them to business resources through the Villa Real Advantage Program. This business survey was conducted as part of Resolution 2011‐15, introduced by Councilor Dominguez, as part of a larger City effort centered around Airport Road to promote a healthy, progressive and safe community.

Of the approximately 300 businesses located in the Airport Road area, 73 participated in the survey.

Click HERE to view the entire survey results.

Airport Road Safety Improvements Fact Sheet

Monday, August 8th, 2011



  • The project is being done to improve traffic flow and safety. The accident rate on Airport Road is roughly double the state average. A large number of accidents were attributed to turning traffic movements.
  • The project will channelize and concentrate left turning traffic in order to reduce accidents.
  • Improvements include construction of landscaped center medians with turn bays. The medians will be planted with drought tolerant vegetation (xeriscape design).
  • Airport Road was originally designed for lower density population and traffic – as the area has grown, and with the addition of 599 – a redesign was needed to accommodate for greater volumes of traffic.




  • The project began in late July 2011. In the next couple of weeks (mid-August) traffic may be affected by being shifted roughly five feet in one direction or the other.
  • During peak hours, two lanes in both directions will remain open. Though at times, various right lane closures will be set up 1000 feet at a time.
  • The area affected is approximately a two mile long project, from Country Club Rd to Lopez Lane.
  • The project is scheduled for 120 calendar days. The work will be accomplished Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm; no night work is currently scheduled.



Contact Information:

Desirae Lujan, Project Engineer – 955-6654.
Email: [email protected]

City Conducting Airport Road Area Business Survey

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

The City of Santa Fe is conducting a survey of Airport Road area businesses in order to find ways to help them succeed. During the month of August, representatives will be visiting businesses to ask them to participate.

The survey responses will be used to explore the formation of a South Side Merchant’s Association and to connect them to business resources through the Villa Real Advantage Program.

“Airport Road is a major commercial corridor and the focal point of where many jobs are being created” says Councilor Carmichael Dominguez, “ it is important for the City to listen and assist businesses in this important business area”

This business survey is being conducted as part of a larger City effort centered around Airport Road to promote a healthy, progressive and safe community.



English Language Survey


Spanish Language Survey


For more information, please contact Fabian Trujillo, 955-6912 or [email protected]

Santa Fe Trends 2011 now available

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The City’s Housing and Community Development Department has just released the new Santa Fe Trends 2011. Get all the latest demographic, economic and quality of life facts and figures HERE

Government Contracting Workshop Presentations

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Doing Business with The City County and State Government

Have you ever wondered what it takes to secure a government contract or has it been awhile since you did business with the government? Then you won’t want to miss this FREE workshop on doing business with the government. Meet the officials who purchase goods and services for the City County and State. Find out about the latest changes to City procurement code, including LOCAL PREFERENCE standards. Meet technical assistance providers and network with other contractors. Free Refreshments!

Wednesday, October 13

8:00 AM until Noon

Santa Fe Community Convention Center


City of Santa Fe

Santa Fe County

New Mexico State Purchasing

Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)

Questions call: Juan Torres 505-955-6607 or [email protected]

2010 Economic Development Report

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

The City of Santa Fe has just issued its annual report for 2010. Please click below for the full color report. A short video of key metrics is also available below:

2010 Economic Development Annual Report

2010 Economic Development Video Report

City of Santa Fe Annexation facts for Businesses

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
  • As a result of the annexation, any gross receipts tax that you collect as part of your business, as well as any gross receipts tax that you are responsible for remitting to the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department will change from 6.500% (Santa Fe County rate) to 8.0625% (City of Santa Fe rate).  Collection of the new gross receipts tax rate begins on January 1, 2010.
  • City Business Registration: contact our Finance Department Business Registration section at 505-955-6401 or visit them at City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, to register your business with the City and pay the $35 registration fee. Click HERE for more information and forms.
  • Hotels pay Gross Receipts, Lodging and Convention Center taxes.  GRT is 8.0625%, Lodging is 4% and Convention Center is 3% for a total of 15.0625% local tax on hotel rooms.
  • City of Santa Fe Minimum wage is at $9.85 and is not expected to change in 2010.

We appreciate your cooperation with this change in the gross receipts tax that your business collects and remits.  Should you have any questions regarding taxes and fees or rates, please do not hesitate to contact the City’s Business Registration section or, for other issues, the Long Range Planning Section at 505-955-6610.

More information on annexation:

Santa Fe Business Licensing Information

Friday, October 30th, 2009

City of Santa Fe Business Licensing and Registrations

200 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501

The City of Santa Fe business licensing section of the website provides links to different licensing and inspection agencies, Click Here

The City requires a business registration ($35) for companies located in the City.  Companies located outside the city limits but doing business in Santa Fe are required to have a business license ($10).

First steps include obtaining a CRS number with NM Taxation and Revenue (if you don’t already have one). To start a business in the City of Santa Fe, first contact the Inspection and Enforcement department to schedule an inspection of the site where your business will be (or is) located, (505) 955-6646. After your business has been approved for zoning, it must then be inspected by the Fire Department for safety. After inspections are completed, download and complete the Business License Application and submit it to the Accounts Payable department, 200 Lincoln Ave (City Hall), room 112 along with the appropriate fee:

Santa Fe Business License instructions

S.F. Business License Application Form

In addition, if you don’t already have a New Mexico Tax ID Number (CRS) you will need to complete:

N.M.Tax ID Number (CRS) Instructions

N.M. Tax ID Number (CRS) Form

NOTE: You can complete the New Mexico CRS form along with your Santa Fe Business License form and submit both for processing to the Accounts Payable department. Call Accounts Payable at (505) 955-6646

SBA ARC loan program

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

SBA ARC Loan Program

If your small business is stressed meeting expenses during these economic times, the U.S. Small Business Administration has a new loan program designed just for you.

SBA’s America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride out the current uncertain economic times and return to profitability.  Each small business is limited to one ARC loan.

For complete information, click here

RFQ: contractor to administer the Santa Fe Business Revolving Loan Fund

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The economic development division is seeking written responses for a contractor to administer the Santa Fe Business Revolving Loan Fund. (SBRLF).  The objective of SF Business Revolving Loan Fund is to provide loans to entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profits and give preference to these entrepreneurs within the city’s targeted industry sectors which are green, media, knowledge based enterprises, technology and arts and culture  . The potential budget for theses services are between $5001.00 – $50,000 for a contract year.   Enclosed is the RFQ and supporting documents.

Written Responses ( 3 copies) Due: Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Submit Responses To:

Written Responses can be submitted electronically or hard copy.   Electronic Responses should be sent to:

Fabian Trujillo, Director, Economic Development Division:  [email protected]


Economic Development Evaluation Committee

Economic Development Division

Room 321

120 S. Federal Place

Santa Fe, NM

Please submit any questions to this RFQ in writing to me at [email protected].

Unsolicited Proposal Process Suspended–Sept. 09

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Due to the current budgetary constraints on the City of Santa Fe, Unsolicited Proposals will no longer be accepted until further notice.

Marketlink Entrepreneurial Training Program Begins Oct. 09

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

MARKETLINK, WESST’s twelve week, award-winning entrepreneurial training program entitled Perfect PitchTM, is now accepting applications for its new series of classes which will begin October 19, 2009 at the Santa Fe Business Incubator. Limited Scholarships are available. Details:  marketlink-program-oct-2009