Economic Development

Joint Efforts Make Santa Fe an IMBA 2014 Ride Center Destination
Santa Fe Recognized as Silver Level Ride Center

Every year, International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) recognizes outstanding mountain bike trails and locations, Santa Fe was recognized as a 2014 Silver level Ride Center. The Ride Center designation represents IMBA's recognition of large-scale mountain bike destinations that offer a wide range of great trails for every riding style.

According to IMBA, “Ride Centers not only invite you to plan a multi-day trip with your full quiver of mountain bikes and the whole family, they take care of you both on and off the trail by being places where mountain bikers are welcomed.”

Santa Fe County and the City of Santa Fe are actively promoting the Outdoor Recreation economy in business recruitment efforts, event sponsorship, tourism and marketing, and trail infrastructure creation/maintenance. Both Governments remain committed to continue this effort to enhance the Outdoor Recreation and Ecotourism opportunities and to growing Santa Fe as a mountain biking destination. Santa Fe County has invested millions in building and enhancing trail infrastructure, working to improve and expand the nearly 200 miles of trails available throughout the County.

Santa Fe County has a growing economy that provides ample business opportunities, services, and assets for its business community, and strives to promote economic development programs and projects that provide jobs and new sources of revenue. The County approaches economic development from a sustainability filter that balances economic, environmental, and demographic factors. To that end, the County has identified key target industries that fit best with its available resources and constituent needs, including but not limited to:

  • Green Industry- Energy and Water Conservation Technology
  • Arts and Culture
  • Film/Media
  • Agriculture
  • Ecotourism and Outdoor Recreation
Demographic and Business Data for Santa Fe County:

For more information on Santa Fe County Economic Development, please contact Chris Hyer, Economic Development Manager at (505) 995-2728 or email at [bot protected email address]

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