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New Mexico

where businesses thrive.

Asian parts manufacturer picks New Mexico for expansion
The Taiwan-based manufacturer of automotive gears for North American and European clients including Tesla, has signed an agreement for a 30-acre parcel in the Westpark Industrial Park in Santa Teresa, N.M. and expects to hire 350 employees.
Franklin Mountain Packaging Announces New Mexico Expansion
Manufacturer specializing in high quality corrugated micro-flute sheets and digital print and die cutting, has signed a lease on a new 150,000-square-foot production center and warehouse facility, just one of several recent deals in New Mexico's Borderplex region.
Food Processing Company Picks Santa Teresa for Expansion
The vegetable-processing company has identified a 20-acre site in the Santa Teresa Gateway Rail Park and expects to begin construction this summer. When the facility opens in 2024, Oro plans to create 49 jobs in New Mexico with an average salary of $35,710.
Louisiana Pepper Exchange Expands Operations to New Mexico’s Borderplex
A global chile pepper company that mastered logistical innovations to market puree to restaurants and discerning foodies has announced a major expansion to New Mexico’s Santa Teresa Borderplex.
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By The Numbers

$ 1 B
invested in the state by major film and TV studios like Netflix and NBC
sunshine-filled days
per year on average
national laboratories & major research universities
“The State of New Mexico’s focus on the border region for the past few years and their infrastructure investments are making the area an attractive spot for industrial development.”

 – Paul Foster, CEO of Franklin Mountain Investments

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 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.


  • Angel Fire
  • Cimarron
  • Clayton
  • Eagle Nest
  • Las Vegas
  • Mora 
  • Mosquero
  • Raton
  • Santa Rosa
  • Tucumcari

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

Tim Hagaman
Region 4 Representative
(505) 862-2322

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. 


  • Aztec
  • Bernalillo
  • Bloomfield
  • Cuba
  • Farmington
  • Gallup
  • Grants – Milan
  • Navajo Dam
  • Rio Rancho

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

Region 1 Representatives:

Lorraine Ruggles
Bernalillo Office
(505) 490-7662

Keegan Mackenzie-Chavez
(505) 699-4966

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.


  • Albuquerque
  • Belen
  • Los Lunas
  • Moriarty

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

Central New Mexico Representatives (Region 3):

Yuriria Morales
(505) 479-2308

Beth Waldrip
(505) 470-4339

Southeast New Mexico

Known for its stunning outdoor recreation, this 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 UFO culture.


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

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

Region 6 Representatives:

Jim Lucero
(575) 749-5336

Kevin Wilson
(575) 416-7709

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 as does 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.


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

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

Region 5 Representatives:

Louise Marquez
(575) 430-1232

Julia Brown
(575) 419-0499

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. 


  • Abiquiu
  • Cerrillos
  • Chama
  • Española
  • Los Alamos
  • Ojo Caliente
  • Questa
  • Red River
  • Santa Fe
  • Taos
  • Tierra Amarilla
  • Truchas

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

Region 2 Representatives:

Peter Mitchell
(505) 570-7796

Paige Ryan
(505) 412-5036

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