New Mexico: Resources
Albuquerque Economic Development (AED) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating job opportunities in the Albuquerque metro area. Its website provides regional information regarding the region's history, demographics, utilities, and major industries. The site also offers an extensive list of external resources such as chambers of commerce and other economic development organizations.
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is a state-run agency that fosters economic development in New Mexico. It offers various avenues of business assistance that include financial aid, local and international expansion, workforce training, ISO-9000 certification, business incubators, as well as a data center for census information and maps.
The New Mexico International Business Accelerator (IBA) assists businesses that are looking to establish themselves in international markets. The site offers counseling, import/export information, global financing, and details about upcoming workshops. It also contains databases of international trade leads and statistics.
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center (NMSBDC) at Santa Fe Community College assists current and potential small business ventures in the state. It offers free business assistance in international trade, marketing, and bookkeeping as well as a list of state and national resources for businesspeople.
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of New Mexico focuses much of its work on the state. It maintains a data library that contains censuses and economic information as well as a useful list of publications. The site also provides a description of BBER's services, which include conferences, a data bank, presentations, and technical training.