County Development


Sandoval County is located in the north central portion of the state and includes six incorporated municipalities, 7 Native American Pueblos and 3 Navajo Chapters, and a variety of smaller unincorporated communities. There are extensive land holdings by the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and various tribal governments.


Development Initiatives

The Sandoval County Economic Development Assessment and Strategy was formally adopted by the Sandoval County Commission at their January 9, 2014 meeting


Profile of Sandoval County and regions


Local Economy


Health Care

In addition to the following hospital settings, there are numerous medical clinics and auxiliary services in the county.


La Plazuela de Sandoval

Programs and Incentives

  • New Mexico Economic Development

  • Local Economic Development Ordinance (LEDA)
    he enactment and utilization of LEDA allows public support of economic development to foster, promote, and enhance local economic development efforts while continuing to protect against the unauthorized use of public money and other public resources. This empowers communities to embark on economic development projects tailored to their LOCAL needs. In essence, LEDA is used to enter into a “public private partnership” for an economic benefit. Click here for local ordinance.
  • Certified Communities Initiative
    Sandoval County is actively in the second year of the CCI-CAP Initiative.  This initiative recognizes that the character and needs of each community will determine how economic development activities might be used to create new jobs.     CCI was implemented in 2003 to assist those communities interested in taking control of their future.  The initiative seeks communities who can demonstrate broad local involvement and who wish to empower their citizens, build on existing resources, and expand their capacity to facilitate economic growth and jobs. 


Contact Information

Dianne Maes
Sandoval County Development
P.O. Box 40
Bernalillo, NM 87004

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