Business Consultation

The Economic Development team works individually with businesses to assess their needs and provide them the best information to establish or expand their business. To schedule a one-on-one meeting, contact the economic development office at 575-541-2286. Some of the services are listed.

Your Plan

We take time to listen and ask questions about your business plan. It helps to talk about ideas and share information in case some of the details might need to be worked out from the City’s perspective. This process helps identify for you opportunities to get your business where you want it to be and hopefully avoid any pitfalls you may not have considered.


The Las Cruces area has a wealth of resources for small business. Staff will work with you to identify programs, agencies, or organizations best suited to meet your needs. Together, we can identify local, regional and state resources available for your business and connect you to them. Among the many useful resources in the Business Resource Directory provided by the City’s Economic Development Department. This publication is a comprehensive directory of business support services available within the region.

Data Mining

The City subscribes to various online demographic and market databases that can be accessed during the consultation. The City GIS, and other public records, provide data about land ownership, utility locations, zoning districts, business registrations, construction permitting, and much more. In a consultation visit, we work with you to determine what information you can use to grow your business.

Target Marketing

Our team can work with you to generate marketing and promotion ideas for your business, develop targeted mailing lists, and identify opportunities to promote your business in the community.

Small Business Assistance Line:

(575) 528-2425, or

The Small Business Assistance Line is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Assistance is available in both English and Spanish.

Who should call?

  • Individuals who would like to start a new small business in Las Cruces
  • Current Small Business owners who are looking to expand in Las Cruces
  • Small business owners who are relocating a business to Las Cruces
  • Current small business owners in Las Cruces who have questions or concerns with City requirements or processes