Small Business Saturdays in New Mexico provide a chance to shop local while saving money

  • The Downtown Las Cruces Partnership and the Las Cruces Arts & Cultural District will once again bring the Ventanas Vivas Window Painting Contest downtown
  • The tax holiday is for New Mexico-based businesses with no more than 10 employees

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

Small Business Saturday Tax Holiday

The New Mexico Department of Economic Development’s MainStreet program encourages New Mexicans to shop first at local small businesses during the giving season to keep dollars in the local economy. Connected MainStreet and Arts & Cultural Districts across the state host family-friendly events on Saturdays to bring visitors and locals downtown to eat, shop and play in the heart of their communities. More information is available at

New Mexicans who do their holiday shopping at New Mexico-based small businesses this Saturday will get the satisfaction of supporting their neighbors and saving a little money in the process, according to a joint news release from the New Mexico Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Taxation taxation and revenue.

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