Small Business Resources
Certificates of Origin
Do you need to get a CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN for your business? Certain nations require a signed statement as to the origin of the export item. Such certificates can be obtained through the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. A certificate may be required even though the commercial invoice contains the information.
Prescription Drug Discounts
As a resident of New Mexico, you and your family have access to the FREE Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Prescription Drug Card program.
Simply download your Prescription Drug Card at www.abqchamber.com or at www.newmexicodrugcard.com and receive savings of up to 75% at more than 50,000 national and regional pharmacies. You may create as many cards as you need.
Learn more about international sales and exporting:
Exporting is essential to the health of the U.S. economy. Exports support over 11 million jobs in the United States, which pay 15% more than the U.S. average, and international sales have contributed to nearly 30% of domestic economic growth in recent years. But this success is not limited to large corporations; the number of American businesses sending their goods and services overseas has tripled since 1990, with a full two thirds of that boom coming from companies with fewer than 20 employees. It's become a necessity for any business to export, and those that don't are 9% more likely to fail in any given year than comparable firms that do.
International Trade Programs & Services:
State Government Resources:
- State of New Mexico Portal
One-stop resource for information regarding NM, including public services provided throughout the state and contacts for government agencies.
- New Mexico Office of the Governor
One-stop resource for information regarding the Governor, Lt. Governor, policy priorities, press releases, and constituent services
- New Mexico State Legislature
Resource for information regarding legislative agendas and action, NM statutes, legislators, and legislative committees
- NM Department of Taxation & Revenue
State government agency responsible for administering and enforcing NM's tax revenue laws and vehicle & driver licensing
New Mexico's Official Statewide Prescription Assistance Program
City/County Government Resources:
- City of Albuquerque
Provides public services to the communities within Albuquerque city limits
- City of Rio Rancho
Provides public services to the communities within Rio Rancho city limits
- Bernalillo County
Provides public services to the communities of Albuquerque, Corrales, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, and Tijeras
- Sandoval County
Provides public services to the communities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho, and San Ysidro
- Valencia County
Provides public services to the communities of Belen, Los Lunas, and Bosque Farms
- Mid-Region Council of Governments
Association of local governments within Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties which provide a forum for local elected officials to work cooperatively in areas of mutual interest
Albuquerque City Treasurer’s Office
(505) 768-4611 or (505) 768-3379
NM Secretary of State
Federal ID Number
Internal Revenue Service
NM Taxation & Revenue Department
NM Environmental Department
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Building Codes, Permits and Zoning
City of Albuquerque Planning Dept.
Codes – (505) 924-3955
Permits – (505) 924-3963
Zoning – (505) 924-3850
Social Security Administration
IRS (Federal Withholding)
(800) 829-1040 NM Department of Workforce Solutions
Worker’s Compensation Administration
Immigration & Naturalization Service
Patents and Trademarks
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
New Mexico 9000 Program
The New Mexico 9000 Program was developed to assist businesses become ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Compliant. ISO 9001:2008 is a series of Quality Management Standards, with the emphasis on Management, which is recognized in over 160 countries. ISO 9000 Certification is a requirement by most major U.S. companies, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia, and U.S. government agencies (DOD, NNSA, & NASA) for those wishing to do business with them. This requirement is being passed down to second and third tier suppliers, supply chain. ISO 9001:2008 reflects modern management approaches to improve organizational performance. The Standard is based on eight management principles that reflect best management practices.
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U.S. Copyright Office
General Business Assistance
SBA Minority Enterprise Development 8(a) Program -
NM District Office
Small and Disadvantaged Business Certification
Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E)
ACCION New Mexico
NM Community Development Loan Fund