What is the Rural Efficient Business Program?

The NM Economic Development Department (EDD) is teaming up with the NM Energy, Minerals and Natural Resource’s Energy Conservation and Management Division (ECMD) and the USDA to help rural, small businesses and agricultural producers reduce their energy consumption (and increase their profits).


A series of training workshops and customized energy site assessments by expert engineers are scheduled in each region of the state, in rural locations. Workshops will not only educate participants on how to decrease their energy consumption but will include how to tie in energy savings into their financial stability.


The is open to businesses located in rural areas (>50K in population) and agricultural producers. Look for a workshop in your region.


Learn how to decrease your energy bills and increase your bottom line by attending a workshop or applying for a customized energy site assessment.


We look at all aspects of your current energy usage, and offer advice on how to implement (and pay for) renewable energy solutions.

Make Your Facilities Work For You

With each workshop, State department staff will be on hand to offer assistance and guidance on how to implement the information provided into their financial plans and business strategies. In addition, a limited number of on-site assessments will be offered to businesses at an extremely reduced rate (normally, assessments such as this cost 50 cents per square foot). Participants’ cost for this program-sponsored assessment is free, no matter the size of the facility. Site assessments will be given by the ECMD engineer giving the workshop training on or about the day of the workshop held in each region of the state.

New Mexicans Work Too Hard To Pay Too Much

Explore energy savings, protect your profits and grow your business with the New Mexico Rural Efficient Business Program.


Johanna Nelson

Finance Development Specialist

NM Economic Development Department

O: 505-827-0264

C: 505-469-6204


Space is limited, register for a workshop HERE