The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Office seeks to grow the local economy by providing businesses with the tools and information that they need to be successful in today’s marketplace. Among the resources are:
- Top Markets Series provides comprehensive reports to local exporting businesses on global market opportunities
- Las Cruces Reports such as:
- Free one-on-one business consultations
- Traffic flow maps for detailed information on average daily traffic volumes for intersections throughout Las Cruces
- Property and Tax Information for property records, property tax rates, property search maps, and the Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office
- Steps to Start Your Business in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County (PDF)
The Business Directory
The Business Resource Directory (PDF) has been prepared by the City’s Economic Development Department. It lists public and private agencies and information sources you may wish to access online or engage with prior to starting your business. We hope it will serve as a continuing help to you in addressing a wide range of challenges and opportunities you may encounter as a business owner.
National Federation of Independent Business Guide to Small Business Legal Mistakes
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) (PDF) Guide to Small Business Legal Mistakes is a concise reference to avoiding the five most common legal pitfalls. NFIB is a membership organization representing 325,000 small businesses in 50 states and Washington, DC.
Small Business Association for Small Business – New Mexico
Small Business Association is an excellent source for starting and expanding your business. You’ll find resources on counseling, training, capital, and more.
New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Business Resources Center Toolkit
The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) Business Resources Center Toolkit features practical, immediately usable tools for business planning, finance and marketing along with State and other training events, government contracting and workforce development incentives and opportunities.
Market & Demographic Data
The City of Las Cruces uses ESRI Business Analyst Online to identify market and demographic data that can help businesses grow. ESRI uses more than 3,000 variables for demographic, consumer spending, business, and traffic data. These data variables can be analyzed in a geographic context set by the user - statewide or to the half mile surrounding your business. To create a report for your particular area of interest, contact the Economic Development Office at 575-541-2286 or by emailing the department.
CLC provides links to various websites that may be used for economic development comparison. CLC has no control over the data, their accuracy or the management of said data by these independent web sites.
How to Start a Business in New Mexico
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