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Burger King Brings Whopper Back to Carlsbad
Burger King
Carlsbad, NM, February, 2018 – Burger King has begun construction on its new site in Carlsbad, NM. The burger leader chose Carlsbad following a steady recruitment process by the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD). They plan to open later this spring, joining Starbucks and Carl’s Jr. as the newest entrants to the fast growing market. Full Story

CDOD Attends Annual Texas Deal Maker Show
Carlsbad, NM - November 2017 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) recently attended the annual Texas International Council of Shopping Center's (ICSC) Deal Making show in Dallas. Over 4,200 industry professionals were on hand at this year's event, one of the more successful shows for CDOD in the last decade. Full Story

Carl’s Jr. Adds More Dining Options in Carlsbad New Mexico
Carl's Jr.

Carlsbad, NM, October, 2017 Carl’s Jr. has begun construction work on its first location in Carlsbad. The burger giant chose Carlsbad after a lengthy recruitment effort by the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD). They plan to open within the next few months, joining Starbucks as the newest entrants to the growing market. Full Story

Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit Set for Oct. 16
Energy Summit
Carlsbad, NM - September 2017 - “Carlsbad: The New Energy Frontier” is the theme for the 2017 Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit, set for Oct. 16, 2017, at the Walter Gerrells Performing Arts Center (4012 National Parks Highway) in Carlsbad. Full Story

Boutique Air Announces Additional Albuquerque Flight
boutique air
Carlsbad, NM - August 2017 - Boutique Air, has announced that effective August 15, 2017, their new weekly schedule is now offering one additional round trip flight between Carlsbad, NM and Albuquerque, NM. Full Story

Starbucks to Open First Location in Carlsbad New Mexico
Carlsbad, NM, August, 2017 – Starbucks has begun construction work on its first location in Carlsbad. The coffee giant chose Carlsbad after a lengthy recruitment effort by the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD). Starbucks has been a highly requested and sought after business in the market. Full Story

Eddy County Ranked First in Business Growth and Investment
Carlsbad, NM, August, 2017 – In a recent study released by the financial consulting firm SmartAsset, Eddy County’s business growth ranked number one in New Mexico for the second straight year. The study, provided to the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD), looked at the number of new businesses, GDP growth, and building permits in counties across New Mexico. Full Story

CARC, INC. Earns 2017 Silver National Quality Award
Carlsbad, NM, July 2017 – CARC, INC. has been recognized as a 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Full Story

New Study Shows Carlsbad Ranked 4th in Growth
Carlsbad, NM, July 2017  In a recent study released by the Policom Corporation, Carlsbad is ranked 4th in growth of Micropolitan areas in the United States. The study, “2017 Metropolitan Micropolitan Economic Strength Rankings,” is published annually. Carlsbad has been ranked number one in New Mexico for the past three years. Nationally, Carlsbad was ranked 137th in 2008, and improved to 58th in 2013 before this year’s rankings were released. Full Story

Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Carlsbad
Carlsbad, NM - May 2017 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is pleased to welcome Harbor Freight Tools to Carlsbad. The tool store will be located in the former Hastings location in the Northgate Shopping Center, located at 1505 W. Pierce Street. Full Story

WIPP Receives First Shipment in Three Years
Carlsbad, NM - April 2017 - The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its first waste shipment in three years recently. Full Story

Xcel Energy to Invest in $400 Million Transmission Line Project
Carlsbad, NM - April 2017 - Xcel Energy is set to begin construction of the 240-mile, $400 million TUCO-China Draw 345-kilovolt transmission line project. This will be the single largest investment in an electrical infrastructure project in Eastern New Mexico. Full Story

Carl's Jr. Coming to Carlsbad
Carls jr
Carlsbad, NM - February 2017 - Carl's Jr. is coming to Carlsbad. The fast food burger giant is scheduled to begin construction on its first store in Carlsbad in 2017. The store will be located in the 400 block of Canal Street, across from Kaleidoscoops. Full Story

CDOD, County and City Leaders, visit Santa Fe
Governor Meeting
Santa Fe, NM - January 2017 - Representatives from the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD), along with several city and county elected officials and leaders, made the annual visit to Santa Fe as part of the Eddy County legislative trip. Teams met with various state departments, including the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the New Mexico Film office, the Governor, and others. Full Story

Lucy's Mexican Grill Opens at Cascades
Carlsbad, NM - January 2017 - Lucy's New Mexican Grill has opened at the Cascades at Carlsbad. The restaurant, owned by regional business owner Lucy Yanez, This is the third restaurant Lucy has opened in Carlsbad, and the first eatery located at the developing Cascades. Full Story

WIPP Re-Opens
WIPP opens
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Carlsbad Current Argus
Carlsbad, NM - January 2017 - After closing in 2014 due to a minor radioactive leak, the Wast Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) formally re-opened to accept waste. WIPP is the only operating deep, geologic nuclear waste repository. Several dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the day, including Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Steve Pearce, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor Susana Martinez, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Full Story

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Carlsbad Department of Development
400-2 Cascades Ave. Suite 201
• Carlsbad, NM 88220
Ph: (575) 887-6562 • Fax: (575) 885-0818
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