New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce
Your Advocate for
Sustainable Local Business
The Green Chamber of Commerce Chapters in New Mexico create new opportunities for business by advocating for the strengthening local economies, seizing the green business advantage, and renewable energy. Our members believe in investing in people, protecting our air, land and water, and creating long-term profits. We are where profits and values meet.
Together the Green Chamber of Commerce Chapters and our members are a coalition of businesses and organizations dedicated to building healthy economies in New Mexico’s diverse communities.
Building Strong Local Economies
Through programs such as Think Local First, the Green Chamber of Commerce Chapters promote locally owned, independent businesses that contribute to strong local economies. Locally owned businesses recycle a higher percentage of profits back into the local economy. Local businesses keep taxes in our community to support schools, parks, police, fire departments, etc.
Promoting Green Businesses to Consumers
The Green Chamber Chapters offer extensive advertising and promotional opportunities to member businesses and businesses that participate in the Think Local First Programs. Attracting consumers to local and green businesses encourages sustainable economic development by keeping money in the community as opposed to money leaking to out of state shareholders.
Growing Small Businesses
In 2006, small employers in New Mexico accounted for 96.2% of the state’s employers and 57.0% of its private-sector employment. (Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce: Bureau of the Census.) Recognizing the importance of small business development, the Green Chamber Chapters of New Mexico are strong advocates for the interests, development, and growth of small businesses in NM.