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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
“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.”
The state’s deep bench in intelligent manufacturing includes tech industry leaders like Intel along with homegrown companies. Low risk of weather events and a stable, dry, high altitude climate combine with customized incentives to make New Mexico a top tier option for advanced manufacturing.
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Home to 5 national forests, 15 national parks and monuments, 34 state parks, and 26 wilderness areas, New Mexico’s outdoor industry covers everything from swimming to skiing, stargazing to hot air ballooning, and a range of stunning landscapes and cultural and historical sites.
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Chile Capital of the World, check. We're also recognized for cattle ranching and farming, and New Mexico leads in dairy production (top 10 in milk, top 5 in cheese), growing pecans, pistachios, and peanuts, creating gold medal craft beer and wine, and a fast growing farm to table and organic produce industry.
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Both of the state’s U.S. Department of Energy labs conduct extensive research in cybersecurity, complemented by work done at the Air Force Research Lab and White Sands Missile Range as well as New Mexico Tech, University of New Mexico, and a growing cluster of firms in the cybersecurity industry.
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New Mexico exports more than $3.5B in goods worldwide. Computer & electronic products, at $2B, is the largest category of products exported. The state is also a destination for foreign direct investment, with companies including CN Wire, Admiral Cable and Rhino Health manufacturing products here.
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Exciting opportunities are happening at NMEDD! We have a few calls for proposals and are looking for your help in spreading the word. The exciting initiatives are at the below link #NMEconRead More
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6 jobs in Socorro; 14 jobs in Sunland Park; 23 jobs in Columbus: Rural economic development is often incremental, but EDD is doing it. Read about our latest deal here, 9 new jobs in Bayard, N.M. #nmlegRead More
New Mexico is a great place to do business! The Buy New Mexico bill will help ensure that out-of-state businesses don't take income away from our state. #NMEcon @GovMLG https://t.co/3C04Nq8wCgRead More
RT @ABQEconDev: Join representatives from @NMecondev as they give an overview of their programs and identify what’s new for 2022. Learn mor…Read More
Let's create a more robust and secure economic future with a comprehensive free college package for all New Mexicans. This would be a game-changer for recruiting new businesses and employees to the state.Read More
Level of education is a direct indicator of potential salary. But college fees are out of reach for many. Let's even the playing field so New Mexicans can earn higher wages & fill important positions in our own state. #NMEcon . https://t.co/PBD7...Read More
Supporting proven job-growth programs like LEDA and JTIP is a priority for @GovMLG and for our state. Please support the governor's budget recommendations for FY23. #NMEcon https://t.co/1ZB8F81knCRead More
.@GovMLG's Budget Recommendations support the strengthening of proven economic tools in growing a more resilient economy for all New Mexicans. JTIP and LEDA programs help businesses hire employees and keep/bring good paying jobs to our state. #NMEcon...Read More
Why hydrogen? Because these innovations will benefit the planet and make NM a leading force toward clean energy policy, attract good businesses, and with it high-paying jobs. We're excited abt this MOU between State and natl labs. @AliciaJKeyes #NME...Read More
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