Business climate

The government of the City and County of Santa Fe are committed to growing strong, innovative businesses. Officials are accessible, friendly and willing to work with businesses toward initiatives that benefit the community.

The Economic Development Division for the City of Santa Fe works to promote business development and expansion. Specifically, the team is focused on cultivating a strong, well-prepared workforce, helping companies locate or expand their operations in Santa Fe and on developing sites and infrastructure to support the needs of businesses. Economic Development also provides businesses with a variety of technical assistance and facilitates access to the State’s numerous financial incentives.

Conference Facility

The new Santa Fe Community Convention Center, completed in 2008, will make the city an even more desirable venue for meetings and conferences of all sizes. The 72,000-square-foot Convention Center has 40,000 square-feet of event space and features state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities on par with the nation’s other great convention and conference facilities. 

Located in the heart of Santa Fe’s thriving downtown, the Convention Center is within walking distance of some of the world’s finest restaurants, museums and shopping, as well as 1,500 hotel and bed & breakfast rooms. For those who choose to stay at one of the numerous other lodging options within short driving distance, the Convention Center includes a 512-vehicle underground parking garage.

The Santa Fe Convention Center is built to LEED standards. Since inception, environmental responsibility has been a major focus. 88% of the materials from the previous building were salvaged and recycled, 75% of the waste generated during construction is being recycled, and all exterior timber is certified, meaning it was rescued from the Sierra Blanca forest fire. Once the building opens, recycling and the use of environmentally friendly products will remain a focus.