A Community That Works.

About Economic Development

The Village of Los Lunas and the Community Development Department are committed to supporting our local businesses.  Whether you are starting a new business or relocating an established company to the Village, our economic development team stands ready to help you succeed.

From site selection and incentives to business funding and management support, contact the economic development manager to learn how to launch your business in a community that works.

New Businesses Development

The Village of Los Lunas and the Community Development Department are committed to supporting our local businesses. Whether you are starting a new business or relocating an established company to the Village, our economic development team stands ready to help you succeed.

Blended Café is Open for Business
Blended Café is Open for Business

The Blended Café serves freshly made 100% fruit drinks and delicious Belgium waffles.

Sally Beauty Supply is Open
Sally Beauty Supply is Open

Sally Beauty Supply is the largest retailer of professional beauty supplies.

Church's Chicken is Now Open!
Church's Chicken is Now Open!

A U.S.-based chain of fast food restaurants specializing in fried chicken.

The Shops@LosLunas are Complete
The Shops@LosLunas are Complete

New shops include Maurices, Rue 21, Famous Footware, and Hibbets Sports.

Facebook Has Landed in Los Lunas
Facebook Has Landed in Los Lunas

Facebook is building a new data center in the Village, bringing many jobs with it.

Economic Development Sectors

Los Lunas is proactively recruiting seven targeted economic development sectors.  Our goal is to develop clusters that align with community assets and generate high paying, economic base jobs.

Light Manufacturing

Light Manufacturing

Los Lunas has an existing base of light manufactures, along with available resources, capacity, land, transportation, logistics, and workforce training. Ordinance 400 offers local incentives to manufacturing.

Agriculture

Agriculture

New Mexico is a leading a leading state in agriculture, and Los Lunas has a long agricultural history, include dairy, beef cattle, pecans, hay, sheep, and chile, all of which we continue to develop and support.

Digital Media

Digital Media

New Mexico is now one of the top movie and television production centers in the country, with the state making digital media development and education a top priority on campuses such as the UNM Valencia Campus.

Transportation

Transportation

With established access to Interstate 25, railroad, commuter train, airport, and the Wal-Marts Regional Transportation Center, we’re positioned to support companies looking to expand transportation opportunities.

Education

Education

Area secondary schools and colleges include UNM Valencia Campus, UNM Main Campus (Albuquerque), New Mexico Tech (Soccoro), Los Lunas High School, Valencia High School, School of Dreams Academy (SODA), and Belen High School.

Retail

Retail

Los Lunas has built a thriving retail sector. With an average daily traffic count on NM 6 (Main Street) of 25,000 vehicles, the Village is the perfect location for all types of businesses seeking high visibility.

Solo Independent

Solo Independent

LiveWork Los Lunas, a formal program to support the needs of local home-based entrepreneurs. It offers a business network, help secure funding, connections to education partners, and other programs.

Ralph L. Mims, MCP

Economic Development Manager

Originally from the Bronx, New York, Ralph moved to New Mexico in 1995 to relocate to an environment that has open space, blue skies, less people and an opportunity to apply his skills as a City Planner and Economic Developer to the fastest growing city in the State of New Mexico. He is currently the Economic Development Manager for the Village of Los Lunas. Ralph loves Los Lunas due to its pro business development attitude and its rapid economic and residential growth in the past ten years. The Village of Los Lunas has a proactive economic development attitude and welcomes sensible development.

Ralph envisions great potential for Los Lunas, based on its community branding tagline “Small Community Big Possibilities!” His goal is to attract well-paying businesses to Los Lunas and retain and expand the existing businesses. Due to Los Lunas close proximity to Albuquerque, it is poised for future economic and residential growth. Ralph holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree from Howard University in City Planning. He is a resident of Los Lunas since 1996.

Contact Us

Please contact us to learn more about the Village of Los Lunas and how we can help your business thrive within our community.

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