Business Organizations


(505) 243-8844

ACCION New Mexico is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the tools you need to operate, grow or start your business. The organization increases access to business credit, makes loans and provide training to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams and to help businesses thrive.

Air & Waste Management Association

The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, technical and educational organization that provides a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education and outreach to more than 8,000 members in more than 65 countries. The Association provides a neutral forum where all viewpoints of environmental management issues receive equal consideration. The Association attracts decision makers from government agencies, industry, and the academic and research communities who exchange technical and managerial information about air pollution control and waste management. The Association serves these members and the public by promoting environmental responsibility and providing technical and managerial leadership in the fields of air and waste management.


Albuquerque Art Business Association
(505) 244-0362

The Albuquerque Art Business Association works to educate the public about art and promote Albuquerque as an art destination. The association also provides assistance and guidance to individuals and businesses who promote art throughout the Greater Albuquerque area.

Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau is an important resource for residents and visitors to the Albuquerque area providing them with information about lodging, dining, shopping, nightlife, tourist attractions, events and other activities. The Bureau also helps people find convention resources and provides trip planning tools for individuals, groups and families.

Albuquerque Economic Development. Inc.
(505) 246-6200

Albuquerque Economic Development (AED) is a private, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to recruit business and industry to generate quality job opportunities in the Albuquerque metro area. AED serves as an umbrella organization to promote investment in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties. With support from investors and allies in the public sector, AED actively recruits those companies that will export goods or services from New Mexico, thereby bringing new investment dollars to the state. These economic base jobs contribute to the area’s economic growth, development and diversification, thereby improving the standard of living and opportunities within the Albuquerque area.

Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance
(505) 798-2587

The Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance was founded in 2003 by a passionate group of local business owners to preserve Albuquerque’s unique character, build a sustainable economy and encourage diversity. The AIBA supports independent businesses directly through programs such as cooperative marketing and networking.

Albuquerque Music Teachers Association
(505) 881-9181

The Albuquerque Music Teachers Association is the premier affiliation providing independent music education in New Mexico. Individual members from Albuquerque and New Mexico teach singing and the understanding and performance of piano, flute, violin, guitar, organ, viola and cello.  An active schedule of events encourages individual music teacher development and provides a variety of learning and performing opportunities for students in many musical specialties.

American Council of Engineering Companies
(505) 888-6161

The American Council of Engineering Companies New Mexico is devoted exclusively to the business interests of engineers in private practice. With the active involvement and support of its membership, the ACEC-NM helps create a business environment that encourages quality and innovative design, community service and financial success.

American Institute of Architects
(505) 328-3969

The New Mexico Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is a non-profit professional membership organization that functions as the statewide representative and unifying body of the various chapters of the Institute within New Mexico. In New Mexico there are five AIA chapters including the statewide New Mexico Chapter and four local Chapters – Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Southern New Mexico and Farmington.

American Institute of Graphic Arts

The American Institute of Graphic Arts has a national mission of education, professional development and fostering bonds between those involved in the design community. AIGA New Mexico provides a full calendar of speaking events, educational workshops and social events covering everything from pointers on how to set up a freelance practice to advice regarding how to promote a design business. AIGA is also an excellent platform for becoming involved in the New Mexico design community and reaching local design professionals.

American Marketing Association

The New Mexico Chapter of the American Marketing Association (NMAMA) represents marketing professionals throughout New Mexico. NMAMA provides a forum for the educational and professional development of its members by hosting numerous events and programs throughout the year.

American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico
(505) 220-7024

The American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico fosters, promotes, encourages and develops the best interests of subcontractors, specialty contractors and material suppliers in the construction industry and supports community organizations. As part of the above mission it also helps its members to operate more profitably.

Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.
(505) 830-4222

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. is the only construction association that is philosophically based and that brings all members of the construction team to the table as equals, be they general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers or associated service providers. The ABC’s mission is to advance and promote open shop construction and free enterprise in New Mexico.

Associated Contractors of New Mexico
(505) 344-2072

Associated Contractors of New Mexico (ACNM) represents more than 200 New Mexico transportation and utility contractors and their 15,000 professional employees. ACNM is part of the nation’s largest and oldest construction trade organization, Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA). AGCA is based in Washington D.C and represents over 33,000 construction firms and their 10 million professional employees across the nation.

Associated General Contractors, New Mexico Building Branch
(505) 842-1462

The Associated General Contractors of America is the oldest, largest and most respected construction trade association in the United States. The AGC serves as the voice of the commercial, industrial, heavy/highway and underground construction industry. Neither anti-union nor pro-union, AGC is pro-employer. It is a full-service association providing profit-building services that otherwise would be too costly or unavailable to contractors on an individual basis.

Association of Fund Raising Professionals
(505) 239-9106

The Association of Fundraising Professionals is the nation’s largest professional organization for fundraising executives. An advocate for philanthropy and proponent of excellence for development professionals, AFP is an international organization with chapters and members throughout the world. The New Mexico Chapter of AFP serves its members with networking opportunities, a commitment to the highest ethical standards, and a variety of educational and professional advancement opportunities.

Better Business Bureau

The mission of the Better Business Bureau of New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. The BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.

BizPack Networks

Biz-Pack Networks is a business-to-business networking organization dedicated to providing business professionals with an environment that will facilitate increased opportunity to market their products and/or services.

Building Owners and Managers Association
(505) 934-5440

The Building Owners and Managers Association of New Mexico is a chartered member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, an international federation with more than 18,000 members worldwide made up of commercial property and facility managers. BOMA New Mexico supports its members with local networking partnerships, industry advocacy and focused educational courses.

Business and Professional Women-USA
(202) 293-1100

Business and Professional Women-USA fosters the success of working women by providing career advancement resources, work-life strategies, and personal and professional connections. BPW-USA is a multi-generational, nonpartisan membership organization. Established as the first organization to focus on issues of working women, BPW-USA is a leader in grassroots activism, policy influence and advocacy for millions of working women.

Business Network International
(505) 898-4363

Business Network International is a business marketing program that allows one person from each profession to join a chapter. The sole purpose of the chapter is to increase business through a structured system of giving referrals.

Community Associations Institute
(888) 224-4321

The Community Associations Institute is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent and harmonious community associations. For more than 30 years, the CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms, and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.

Construction Specifications Institute
(800) 689-2900

The Southwest Region of the Construction Specifications Institute exists to advance the process of both creating and sustaining the built environment in the Southwest Region, including New Mexico and the Greater Albuquerque Area.

Credit Management Association
(800) 541-2622

The CMA is a non-profit association that has served business-to-business companies since 1883. CMA helps credit, collection and financial decision-makers get the information and support they need to make fast, accurate credit decisions. In addition, CMA assists insolvent companies with workouts or liquidation through cost effective alternatives to bankruptcy.

Finance New Mexico

Finance New Mexico is a resource for funding and knowledge to start or grow a business in New Mexico. Sponsored by a partnership of public and private entities, all of which share the goal of increasing economic development, FNM provides people with tools to help their businesses thrive.

Financial Planning Association

The Financial Planning Association connects those who need, support and deliver financial planning. The FPA believe that everyone is entitled to objective advice from a competent, ethical financial planner in order to make smart financial decisions. FPA members demonstrate and support a professional commitment to education and a client-centered financial planning process.

Indian Arts & Crafts Association
(505) 265-9149

The Indian Arts and Crafts Association is a not-for-profit organization established in 1974 to support the ethical promotion and protection of authentic Native American art and culture. The IACA works to stop fraud and abuse within the market for Indian art through education, publicity, authentication and use of the Association’s logo to indicate certified ethical businesses. The IACA sponsors the largest wholesale trade shows of handmade Indian art in the world twice a year and represents every link in American Indian arts – Native artists from the U.S. and Canada, along with consumers, retailers, wholesalers, museums, government agencies, suppliers and supporting members.

Institute of Real Estate Management

The Institute of Real Estate Management is a source for education, resources, information and membership for real estate management professionals. The IREM is a -professional association for managers of income-producing property.

International Game Developers Association

The International Game Developers Association is dedicated to improving developers’ careers and lives through community, professional development and advocacy.

International Facilities Managers Association

The International Facilities Managers Association is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 60 countries. The IFMA certifies facility managers, conducts research, provides educational programs, recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs, and produces World Workplace, the world’s largest facility management conference and exposition.

Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation
(505) 255-1826

The Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) is a global membership association focused on the commercialization of small technologies. As an educational, non-profit organization, MANCEF’s goal is to facilitate connections and to educate those bringing emerging technologies to market. MANCEF members are the top international players in the Micro-Nano Marketplace. The Foundation helps to create global relationships and alliances that accelerate the commercialization of small technologies.

Moms in Business Network

The Moms in Business Network is an association for executives and business owners who are also moms. The Network also provides resources and advice to companies that want to do business with moms.

(505) 345-6976

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties is the nation’s leading trade association for developers, owners, investors, asset managers and other professionals in industrial, office and mixed-use commercial real estate. Founded in 1967, NAIOP comprises 14,500 plus members in 53 North American chapters. It provides networking opportunities, educational programs, research on trends and innovations and strong legislative representation.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

The mission of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.

National Association of Women Business Owners
(505) 307-2906

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Northern New Mexico is an organization that educates, empowers and promotes women business owners and invites its members to experience success in all economic, political and social arenas.

New Mexico Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
(858) 622-9046

The New Mexico Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals was established to increase the Hispanic homeownership rate by empowering real estate professionals that serves Hispanic consumers.

New Mexico Beef Council
(505) 841-9407

The mission of the New Mexico Beef Council is to protect and increase demand for beef and beef products in New Mexico through national and state developed consumer marketing programs, thereby enhancing profit opportunities for Beef producers in New Mexico.

New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association
(505) 247-0584

The purpose for which the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association was organized is to advance and protect the cattle industry of New Mexico, work towards solutions of cattle industry problems, promote the well being of the industry, provide an official and united voice on issues of importance to the cattle producers and feeders, and to create and maintain an economic climate that will provide members of the Association the opportunity to obtain optimum return on their investments within the free enterprise system.

New Mexico Economic Development Partnership
(505) 247-8500

The New Mexico Economic Development Partnership is a public-private, non-profit entity designated by the State of New Mexico and created in 2003 solely to help move businesses to New Mexico.

New Mexico Facility Managers’ Network
(505) 331-2477

The New Mexico Facility Managers’ Network promotes the sharing of information on common problems, solutions and opportunities associated with operations, maintenance and construction of facilities. The Network’s membership stands at more than 100 member companies.

New Mexico Home Builders Association
(505) 344-7072

The New Mexico Home Builders Association is dedicated to meeting the housing and community development needs of the community. The Association does this by promoting community attitudes that will ensure the viability and success of the home building industry, combining individual talents and resources to provide leadership in addressing challenges affecting the industry, and implementing programs to advance membership, education and involvement in the Association.

New Mexico Presenters Alliance

The New Mexico Presenters Alliance is a coalition of performing arts presenters who gather four times a year to share information on programming opportunities and resources with the goal of organizing tours. Full membership is open to New Mexico-based nonprofit performing arts presenters. Affiliated membership is offered to other categories of performing arts presenters and contiguous state presenters.

New Mexico Restaurant Association
(505) 343-9848

Since 1946, the New Mexico Restaurant Association has actively represented and promoted the foodservice industry in New Mexico. The Association represents all foodservice outlets in New Mexico with a membership of more than 1,000 locations statewide.

New Mexico Small Business Development Centers
(505) 428-1362

With local centers in 20 communities around the state, and the Lead Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico Small Business Development Centers are a partnership of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the state of New Mexico, the New Mexico Association of Community Colleges and the private sector businesses. The mission of these Centers is to provide quality direct assistance, entrepreneurial education and resources links for potential and existing small businesses to strengthen the economy of New Mexico.                                                         

Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America, New Mexico Chapter represents public relations professionals working with local area businesses and industries, counseling firms, independent practitioners, military installations, government organizations, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.

REALTORS® Association of New Mexico
(800) 224-2282

The REALTORS® Association of New Mexico serves as “the voice for Real Estate in New Mexico” and is a state-wide trade association representing more than 7,000 members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate markets throughout New Mexico. The REALTORS® Association of New Mexico is the business and public policy advocate for its members and the consumers they serve.

Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation
(505) 891-4305

The Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation is a private not-for-profit economic development corporation that serves the City of Rio Rancho and Sandoval County. The RREDC is funded by the City of Rio Rancho, Sandoval County and contributions from the regional business community. The RREDC works closely with the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce, Rio Rancho Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Rio Rancho. The RREDC maintains professional memberships in numerous corporate real estate, site selection, and industry trade associations. Among the organizations are CoreNet Global, International Asset Management Council, and International Council of Shopping Centers. The RREDC provides a broad range of services to business and industry considering new locations for expansion, relocation, or consolidation.

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)
(505) 248-8232

The Albuquerque Chapter of SCORE is a member of the nation’s largest volunteer business counseling service. It is a nonprofit association dedicated to help those in business, about to start one or considering starting one. The members of SCORE are professionals who possess a wide variety of experience and who are happy to share their expertise with others.

Society for Marketing Professional Services

The Society for Marketing Professional Services provides basic, intermediate, and advanced marketing and business development skills and solutions to those individuals in the architecture, engineering and construction services industry who want to further their careers and contribute to the success of their firms.

Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS®

The Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS® is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. With more than 3,200 members in 562 cities in 22 countries, SIOR represents today’s most knowledgeable, experienced, and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. SIOR has certified more than 2,500 of its members with the prestigious SIOR designation, a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, and ethics in the real estate industry. Real estate professionals who have earned the SIOR designation are recognized by corporate real estate executives, commercial real estate brokers, agents, lenders, and other real estate professionals as the most capable and experienced brokerage practitioners in any market. SIOR designees can hold the following specialty designations: industrial, office, sales manager, executive manager, or advisory service. SIOR also includes associate members who include corporate executives, developers, educators, and other involved in the commercial real estate industry.

Synergy Networking
(505) 933-5260

Synergy Networking began in September 2004. It has undergone many renditions of formats, while always focusing on small business networking. In January 2009, under new ownership, Synergy Networking expanded its mission to include multiple format events and most importantly – education, and the continued basis of networking. Synergy Networking is your source for building business relationships in a comfortable, interactive environment; while providing access to key decision makers. Synergy networking is also a pool of think tank opportunities in supporting growth of small business.

U.S. Green Building Council
(505) 227-0474

The U.S. Green Building Council – New Mexico Chapter is an organizational leader in Nevada for green building and sustainability. Its purpose is to promote and advance healthy, sustainable, socially responsible and economically viable built environments through collaboration, diversity, education, networking and environmental stewardship.

(800) 469-3778

WESST is a statewide small business development and training organization committed to growing New Mexico’s economy by cultivating entrepreneurship. Founded in 1988 as a 501(c)3 non profit by two PNM executives, Joellyn Murphy and Carol Radosevich, and an initial Executive Director, Jessica Glicken, WESST has nurtured the entrepreneurial dreams of thousands of New Mexicans by providing training, technical assistance and access to capital.

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