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CARLSBAD, NM, June 1, 2016Manufacturing, retail, and restaurant growth are at the top of the economy in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Market indicators show that Carlsbad continues to expand while maintaining lower unemployment figures than surrounding communities. With the oil industry experiencing steady production, Carlsbad has proven that being economically diverse is the formula for success in terms of growth. Full Story

Xcel Energy Continues Expansion Amid Growth in Carlsbad and Eddy County
Carlsbad, NM, December 2015 - Xcel Energy has powered up a new transmission line to stay ahead of the economic growth in Southeastern New Mexico. Full Story

Carlsbad Department of Development Looks for New Business at Texas ICSC Deal Makers Show
CDOD Booth
CARLSBAD, NM, November 2015 – The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) will be attending the Texas ICSC Deal Makers show in Dallas, November 4th– 6th. The CDOD has attended the retail recruiting show regularly since 2009. The plan for this year’s show remains the same as in the past: to recruit new businesses to the Carlsbad, New Mexico market, which is one of the fastest growing in the state. Full Story

Carlsbad Apartment Projects Struggle For Financing Despite Job Growth and Strong Economy
Carlsbad, NM, September 25, 2015 - Local officials in Carlsbad report all of the city's apartments have waiting lists and hotels are being used as living quarters. Despite the demand for more multifamily housing, few developers have moved into the market to build new complexes. Full Story


CARLSBAD, NM, July 2015 - The results are in and the “oil and natural gas capitol” of the entire Permian Basin is Eddy County in southeastern New Mexico.  According to a new study published today by the Carlsbad Department of Development, New Mexico’s Eddy County leads in oil and natural gas production across the entire Permian basin. Full Story

Pickens to Address Energy Summit Attendees
CARLSBAD, NM, July 2015 - Legendary businessman T. Boone Pickens will participate in the 2015 Southeastern New Mexico Energy Summit, scheduled for Sept. 14 at the Carlsbad Civic Center, Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway announced today. Full Story

City of Carlsbad to Put 24 Lots up for Bid
CARLSBAD, NM, July 2015 - Looking to buy some property around Carlsbad? The City of Carlsbad may have what you need. The City of Carlsbad is interested in selling 24 city-owned lots through a sealed bidding process. The bidding process starts on July 27. Full Story

City Leaders Talk Road Needs in Santa Fe
SANTA FE, NM July 2015 - Several leaders from Carlsbad and Eddy County recently traveled to Santa Fe requesting attention and funding for road repair. Based on increased wear and tear from growing industries, Eddy County roads are in need of repair. Full Story.

Governor Martinez Touts Growth in New Mexico
Governor Martinez
NEW MEXICO, July 2015 - In a newly published article in Business Facilities magazine, New Mexico Governor Susan Martinez talks about growth, cutting taxes, and infrastructure. Full Story

Carlsbad Department of Development Seats New Board, Honors Perkowski

CARLSBAD, NM, June 29, 2015The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) recently held its annual meeting and paid tribute to several community businesses and leaders. The event, which also serves to announce and seat new board members for the upcoming fiscal year, was highlighted with guest speaker Ryan Flynn, the Secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department. Full Story

Family Entertainment Center Planned at Cascades
CARLSBAD, NM, June 2015 – The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to sell a portion of the Cascades at Carlsbad to Cascade Entertainment, LLC, which will develop the property to include a 44,000 square foot Family Entertainment Center, a hotel and a number of retail shops. The new facility, which will include five state of the art theater auditoriums, 12 modern bowling lanes, a laser tag arena, an adult and children’s arcade, and a sports grill/restaurant, will serve as the anchor attraction in the Cascades, a mixed-use open-air retail center on the banks of the Pecos River. Full Story

Pearce Receives Manufacturing Legislative Excellence Award
Pearce Award
Carlsbad - May 2015 - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has awarded U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (NM-02) the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award is based on his votes in the 113th Congress on issues that are critical to manufacturing in the United States. Full Story

Carlsbad Mayor Encourages Use of "My Road" Website
Bad Road
Carlsbad - May 2015 - Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway hopes more area residents will participate in the "This is My N.M. Road" campaign, which encourages residents to share pictures of roads they travel on regularly. The Mayor's Taskforce on Highways and Transportation, partnering with the Carlsbad Department of Development, began the campaign in April. Full Story

City Proposes Improvements to Grappler Service Schedule
City of Carlsbad
Carlsbad - May 2015 Pending approval by City Council, the City of Carlsbad’s Solid Waste Department will soon be moving into an on-call schedule for its grappling service. Full Story

Boutique Air Announces Flights from Carlsbad to Dallas, Albuquerque
Boutique Air
Carlsbad - May 2015 - Boutique Air, an FAA-certified air carrier providing both air charter and scheduled services, announced recently that it will be initiating non-stop service from Carlsbad, NM to both Dallas (DFW) and Albuquerque (ABQ) beginning June 1, with tickets bookable now. Full Story

Business Growth Continues in Carlsbad
Fiddlers Inn
Carlsbad - April 2015 - A new bed and breakfast has opened in Carlsbad through the efforts of two local entrepreneurs. Centrally located on Canyon Street, the Fiddler's Inn Bed & Breakfast promotes 5-Star service at competitive local rates. Tonk and Julie Chester, owners of the business and Carlsbad residents, are excited about the future and appreciate the history involved with the Fiddler's Inn. Full Story

Bank Expands Services in Carlsbad
First American Bank
Carlsbad - March 2015 - First American Bank is proud to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for First American Bank’s Carlsbad Banking Center. Full Story

CDOD Officials Meet Legislators in Santa Fe
Bat Brigade
Santa Fe - March 2015 - Several Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) leaders, along with other elected officials and citizens from Eddy County, recently attended meetings with state legislators in Santa Fe. The trip was part of the Chamber of Commerce's annual Bat Brigade. Full Story

Matador Acquires Yates in Deal
Carlsbad - January 2015 - Matador Resources Co., based out of Dallas, announced recently in a news release that it has acquired Harvey E. Yates Co. (HEYCO) out of Roswell, which includes "certain oil and natural gas producing properties and undeveloped acreage located in Lea and Eddy Counties." 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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