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Business Tools & Information Resources

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:

Business Resource Directory

The Business Resource Directory

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.
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NFIB Guide to Small Business Legal Mistakes

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) 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.
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SBA Resource Guide for Small Business – New Mexico

is an excellent source for starting and expanding your business. You'll find resources on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more.
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New Mexico Economic Development Department (NM EDD) Business Resources Center Toolkit

features practical, immediately usable tools for business planning, finance and marketing along with State and NGO training events, government contracting and workforce development incentives & opportunities.

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 email.

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.