Business Support Services

Get Started

Complete the Intake Form to start working with the Economic Development support team.

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. Services available to businesses include:   

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.

Referrals

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.

Business Assistance Line

(575) 528-2425, or lcbusiness@las-cruces.org

The 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 business in Las Cruces 
  • Current Business owners who are looking to expand in Las Cruces 
  • Business owners who are relocating a business to Las Cruces 
  • Current business owners in Las Cruces who have questions or concerns with City requirements or processes 

Programs

Las Cruces Utility Assistance 

Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is offering financial assistance to residential and commercial customers who have fallen behind on their payments or are about it. The LCU representatives will work with businesses one-on-one and line up the assistance needed. For more information you can call Customer Central at 575-541-2111. When you call please have the following information ready: business name, phone number, email address, business address or account number, and contact name. 

BizSprint Accelerator Program  

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department, in partnership with New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, is offering a business accelerator program that incorporates a tailored curriculum geared to address transitioning your business to online spaces. This accelerator will help participants explore potential new markets through a customer discovery process and access a network of true experts in a variety of fields for FREE advising. Gain a whole team of consultants, one-on-one sessions, and connections to industry! Click here to register

Social Media Program  

The City of Las Cruces Economic Development Department, in partnership with New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, will be helping local businesses build their social media accounts to increase business with FREE support. Trainings for business owners will be hosted by Arrowhead Center. This program will host six separate rounds, and each business will have one student dedicated to establishing and bolstering the business’ social media channels. 

This program is running continuously, so you can apply and get started today! Click here to register.