The Leading Voice​ in Business

Our goal is to make our city and state a great place to start and grow a business and a safe, exciting place to work and raise a family.​

Our Mission

We work with government, business, and community partners to promote and develop a welcoming business environment and thriving, diverse economy in New Mexico. 

Plan of Action

The Chamber is working to transform Downtown Albuquerque, improve education, and make our city safer.

Events

Learn more about the upcoming Chamber events.

News & Updates

Find the latest news on important issues and updates on the Chamber’s programs, events, and work.

News and Updates

SPECIAL GUEST: GACC Hosts John Bingaman, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Chief of Staff, at July Board of Directors Meeting

On July 23rd, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s chief of staff John Bingaman joined the Chamber’s Board of Directors to share updates on the state’s COVID-19 …

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News and Updates

FEDERAL ADVOCACY: GACC Advocates for Additional PPP Help, Liability Protections, and More to Delegation

This week, the Chamber sent two letters to New Mexico’s congressional delegation, urging them to support liability protections for businesses, an additional round of PPP …

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News and Updates

STATE ECONOMIST: NM Revenue Hit Not as Bad as Expected… So Far

State economists shared some good news recently – and for a change – about the fiscal outlook of state government. Friday’s look back at general …

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News and Updates

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL REPORT: Bernalillo County Moves to Distribute Remaining $1.8 Million in Grants to Help Businesses Affected by the Pandemic

Yesterday, the Bernalillo County Commission approved a second round of applications for CARES small business grants, with applications opening Monday. Awards will distribute the $1.8 …

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News and Updates

Storm on the Horizon: Legislative Finance Committee Hears Concerning Economic, Revenue Forecasts

The Chamber released a special edition of the Legislative Roundup this week covering the July meeting of the interim Legislative Finance Committee, which took a hard look …

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ALBUQUERQUE READS: Big Changes to Chamber Literacy Program in 2020-2021, Same Goals for High-Needs Kids

The Chamber announced this week that it will be adjusting the long-running Albuquerque Reads partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools for the 2020-2021 school year in …

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News and Updates

“COME OUT AND EAT”: Chamber Joins Mayor Keller, Talks Masks and Fund to Help Restaurants

This past Saturday, Chamber President and CEO Terri Cole joined Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller at a press conference announcing supports for local restaurants, speaking about …

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“WEAR A MASK, BRING BUSINESS BACK”: Chamber’s Mask Campaign Picks Up Momentum Statewide as Other Chambers and Leaders Join In

The Chamber last week launched a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wearing masks in public, making a clear connection between this common-sense …

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Yes on PPE, No on Premium Pay, and No Resolution on Paid Leave: Amid Strong Opposition From Businesses, ABQ City Council Acts on Ordinances

In their final hearing before the summer recess, Albuquerque’s City Council acted on two controversial proposals placing further requirements on business owners already struggling to …

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2020 Chamber Awards: Chamber Board Meeting Announces Recipients of This Year’s Awards for Community, Elected Leaders

During a remote Board meeting Thursday afternoon, the Chamber awarded a group of legislators and community leaders with the 2020 Chamber Awards for their important …

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Advocacy

Explore the three areas that drive our advocacy for our investors and New Mexico businesses.

Downtown Transformation

The Downtown Transformation committee works with business, government, and community partners to revitalize and transform Downtown Albuquerque into the vibrant heart of our city – an area that is exciting, engaging, welcoming, and safe for businesses, residents, and visitors alike.

Education Reform

The Chamber’s Education Reform committee advocates for education policies and practices that will lead to a direct improvement in the academic achievement of students in public schools and give every child the opportunity to receive a high-quality education that adequately prepares them for success in college, the workforce, and life

Public Safety

Our Public Safety committee advocates for and helps implement local and state-level policies and practices that will result in a reduction in crime in Bernalillo County and a tough, strategic, fair, and sophisticated criminal justice system.

Connections

See how the Chamber helps its investors make important and timely connections
- to government officials and agencies, to other businesses, and to important resources.

Business to Government

The Chamber helps its investors navigate government more easily, including connecting businesses to government agencies when they have concerns or need help.

Business to Business

The Chamber provides ways to connect our business community making sure each of us benefits from what each of us does best.

Business to Resources

The Chamber provides exclusive benefits and resources – including important information, trainings, and meeting space – to our investors.

Initiatives

Explore how the Chamber helps develop leaders, build young readers, and better connect our business community statewide.

Leadership ABQ

Leadership ABQ develops knowledgeable and engaged civic leaders through a 10-month course that expands participants’ understanding of the most important issues facing our community.

Albuquerque Reads

ABQ Reads deploys hundreds of volunteers to help at-risk students in Albuquerque elementary schools improve their reading skills.

NM Roadrunners

The NM Roadrunners are goodwill ambassadors from ABQ’s business community who travel twice per year to other parts of the state to understand local issues and meet with local chambers, businesses, and community leaders
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