NEW MEXICO ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

New Mexico

Rich in Resources,
Natural & Supernatural

New Mexico

Rich in Resources,
Natural & Supernatural

By The Numbers

$ 1 B
invested in the state by major film and TV studios like Netflix and NBC
0
sunshine-filled days
per year on average
0
national laboratories & major research universities
"Economic growth starts with neighborhoods and communities.​"
ALICIA J. KEYES
Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development

Explore New Mexico

The Community, Business & Rural Development staff (CBRD) are located in the regions they serve in every corner of the state.  They assist businesses and communities in a broad variety of economic development needs. Learn more about CBRD.

Northeast

Northwest

Albuquerque & Surrounding Area

Southeast

Southwest

North Central

Northeast New Mexico

More plains than peaks, this region’s serene, short-grass prairie is dotted with hidden lakes. Once the domain of Santa Fe Trail pioneers and cattle barons, the northeast remains home to working ranches, dairy production, storied stops along Route 66, and the state’s large portfolio of wind farms.

Places:

  • Cimarron
  • Las Vegas
  • Clayton
  • Mora 
  • Mosquero
  • Raton
  • Santa Rosa
  • Tucumcari

Ready to Talk?

Our regional economic development expert can help with your professional questions.

Tim Hagaman
Mora Office
(505) 862-2322
Tim.Hagaman@state.nm.us

Northwest New Mexico

This region is home to many of New Mexico’s tribes, pueblos, and nations including the Navajo Nation, Zuni, the state’s largest pueblo, and the Jicarilla Apache Nation. Internationally recognized arts and culture combine with outdoor recreation plus oil & gas resources and a growing renewable energy portfolio, including a 50-megawatt facility slated to be the third-largest solar project on tribal land in the nation. 

Places:

  • Aztec
  • Farmington
  • Gallup
  • Grants – Milan
  • Navajo Dam

Ready to Talk?

Our regional economic development expert can help with your professional questions.

Lorraine Ruggles
Bernalillo Office
(505) 490-7662
Lorrainel.Ruggles@state.nm.us

Albuquerque & Surrounding Areas

Albuquerque, abbreviated as ABQ, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Home to the University of New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, and several major healthcare employers, the economy of Albuquerque centers on science, medicine, technology, commerce, education, entertainment, and culture outlets.

Rio Rancho is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County, part of the expansive Albuquerque metropolitan area.

Places:

  • Albuquerque
  • Los Lunas
  • Belen
  • Moriarty

Ready to Talk?

Our regional economic development expert can help with your professional questions.

Max Gruner
Albuquerque Office: (505) 412.5036
Tribal Liaison
Max.Gruner@state.nm.us

Southeast New Mexico

Known for its stunning outdoor recreation, the region offers epic blue skies, snowy mountain peaks, incredible vistas at White Sands National Monument, and the irresistible spectacle of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Industries include oil and gas, tourism, and energy, along with arts, culture, and history that range from fine art to the truly out of this world-ness of UFO culture.

Places:

  • Alamogordo
  • Carlsbad
  • Cloudcroft
  • Clovis
  • Hobbs
  • Roswell
  • Ruidoso
  • Fort Sumner

Ready to Talk?

Our regional economic development expert can help with your professional questions.

Susie Russell
Roswell Office
(575) 626-6653
SusanL.Russell@state.nm.us

Southwest New Mexico

Traditionally a region for mining, agriculture and trade, this region has significantly diversified while maintaining its roots. Agriculture and value added production, including around its world famous green chile and pecans, play a major economic role in the region along with aerospace and aviation, arts and culture, and a quickly growing port of entry with Mexico plus a more galactic port of entry in the form of Spaceport America.

Places:

  • Las Cruces
  • Socorro
  • Silver City
  • Truth or Consequences
  • Deming
  • Elephant Butte
  • Hatch
  • Bernardo
  • Chloride
  • Columbus
  • Glenwood
  • Hillsboro
  • Kingston
  • Lordsburg
  • Magdalena
  • Mesilla
  • Pie Town
  • Rodeo

Ready to Talk?

Our regional economic development expert can help with your professional questions.

Louise Marquez
Las Cruces Office
(575) 430-1232
Louise.Marquez2@state.nm.us

North Central New Mexico

Known for tremendous natural beauty, northern New Mexico is home to mountain landscapes, natural hot springs, and wild rivers, all of which have drawn artists for generations to Abiquiú, Santa Fe, and Taos. Eight Native American pueblos dot the region, and six ski areas draw visitors for year-round recreation. Tourism and travel play a large part in the region economically, as does film & TV production, ranching, and outdoor recreation. 

Places:

  • Abiquiu
  • Angel Fire
  • Cerrillos
  • Chama
  • Eagle Nest
  • Española
  • Los Alamos
  • Ojo Caliente
  • Questa
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley
  • Tierra Amarilla
  • Truchas

Ready to Talk?

Our regional economic development expert can help with your professional questions.

Peter Mitchell
Santa Fe Office
(505) 827-2199 or (505) 570-7796
Peter.Mitchell@state.nm.us

Learn About Our Target Industries

An ideal climate, three national research laboratories, three US Air Force Bases, the internationally recognized Spaceport America, and three testing facilities plus 15,000 square miles of restricted air space all combine to create a superior environment for aerospace and aviation companies.

Latest News in Aerospace

Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson

NEW MEXICO VISIONARIES

“Our Virgin Galactic adventure has been intertwined with New Mexico and Spaceport America right from the start.

New Mexico will become one of the very few places on this beautiful planet of ours, which regularly launches humans into to space.”

With $3B+ being invested as part of productioncenters created by Netflix and NBCUniversal, New Mexico is a rapidly accelerating media hub and offers beautiful locations, history, culture, and one of the largest crew bases in the country, plus a very generous refundable tax credit.

Latest News

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos

NEW MEXICO VISIONARIES

New Mexico provides an outstanding production and business environment in close proximity to Los Angeles with some of the best crews and creative talent in the world.

It allows us to be more nimble in executing our production plans while cementing the status of the region as one of the leading production centers in North America.”

Our Team

We improve the lives of New Mexico would lean in more toward we work as a team, we work together to improve families by increasing economic opportunities and providing a place for businesses to thrive.

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