Small Business Saturday in New Mexico offers an opportunity to shop local and save money

  • The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership and the Las Cruces Arts & Cultural District are once again hosting the Ventanas Vivas downtown window painting contest
  • The tax exemption applies to New Mexico resident companies with no more than 10 employees

SANTA FE — Small Business Saturday is this weekend, and several state agencies are encouraging New Mexicans to skip the big department stores, support local businesses, and maybe even save a little money.

Tax Free Saturday for Small Businesses

The Department of Economic Development’s New Mexico MainStreet program encourages New Mexicans to shop first from local small businesses during fundraising season to keep dollars in the local economy. Affiliated MainStreet and arts and culture districts across the state are hosting family-friendly events on Saturdays to bring visitors and locals downtown to eat, shop and play in the heart of their communities. Visit for more information.

New Mexicans doing their Christmas shopping at small, New Mexico-based businesses this Saturday will have the satisfaction of supporting their neighbors and saving some money in the process, according to a joint release from the New Mexico Departments of Economic Development. Tourism and Taxes and Revenue.