Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments

Economic Development

Catron County Community Profile

Community Profile

Catron County is the largest county in land mass but has the third smallest population in the State of New Mexico. Catron County covers almost 7,000 square miles which is comprised of mostly rugged mountainous terrain. Less than 20% of the land in Catron County is privately owned with the rest of the land being publicly owned. Approximately 3,500 people make up the population of the county; this translates to two square miles of space per person. Reserve is the County Seat and largest town in the county and boasts a population of about 300. Catron County has a history of the ranching, mining, Indian and Spanish hide-outs, rodeos, and dark, starry nights. Catron County is the home to one of New Mexico’s working sawmills, hunters and campers getaways, geothermic and biomass energies, and majestic mountains and views. Please click here for Catron County's complete community profile.


Building and Land Inventory

Taxes/Incentives

Gross Receipt Tax Rates

Municipality         Location            Code Rate

 Reserve                         28-130                   6.9375%

Remainder of                28-028                       5.6250%

                                 County

Property Tax Rates

                                                           Residential                   Non-Residential

Cattle Indemnity                                                                         0.010000

Dairy Cattle                                                                                   0.005000

Sheep Sanitary                                                                            0.010000

Equine                                                                                             0.010000

Bison                                                                                                0.010000

State Debt Services                       0.001362                              0.001362

County Operational                      0.010993                           0.009892

School District Operational        0.000478                            0.000500

Municipal Operatioal                    0.002154                          0.002161

Please click the following community for their respective Local Economic Development Act (LEDA): Catron County and Village of Reserve.

Hidalgo County Community Profile

Community Profile

Hidalgo County is seated in the farthest southwest corner of New Mexico which borders Arizona and Mexico. Hidalgo County is known for their small population with vast spaces for growth. Hidalgo County’s heritage comes from mining, farming, and ranching. Hidalgo County boasts of being home to two ghost-towns, having an anti-terrorism training facility, and attracting activities such as: windsailing on dry lake beds, ranch tours, and hiking with the panoramic mountain and sky views. Hidalgo County has a great renewable energy opportunity with geo-thermal, solar, and wind already established. Please click here to review Hidalgo County's entire Community Profile.

Building and Land Inventory

Taxes/Incentives

Gross Receipt Tax Rates

Municipality                           Location                              Code Rate

Lordsburg                                23-110                                7.2500%

Virden                                       23-209                                6.4375%

Remaining County               23-023                                5.8125%

Property Tax Rates

School District                Residential                 Non-Residential

1-IN                                    0.022940                          0.025647

1-OUT                                0.020346                        0.022658

1-A-IN                                0.021683                        0.024777

1-A-OUT                            0.020346                        0.022658

6                                               0.013693                        0.015691

Cattle Indemnity                                                            0.010000

Dairy Cattle                                                                       0.005000

Sheep Sanitary                                                                0.010000

Equine                                                                                  0.010000

Bison                                                                                      0.010000

State                                             0.001362                            0.001362

General County                     0.009950                          0.011850

County Debt Services         0.000000                          0.000000

Lordsburg Schools                0.009034                           0.009446

Animas Schools                    0.002381                         0.002479

City of Lordsburg                  0.002594                         0.002989

Village of Virden                     0.001337                        0.002119

Please click the following communities for their respective Local Economic Development Act (LEDA): Hidalgo County, City of Lordsburg, and Village of Virden.

Grant County Community Profile

Community Profile

Grant County is nestled into the southwestern corner of New Mexico that encompasses 6,250 square miles of mountains and yucca-speckled grasslands with unique cities and towns. Grant County is nestled alongside 3.3 million acres of the Gila National Forest; the county has historic ties to mining, ranching, and agriculture. Grant County has grown into a diverse area, where a modern society coexists with the ever present culture and history. Grant County is known for friendly people, growing businesses, and a terrific year-round climate. This unique combination of climate, environment, lifestyle, and opportunity are drawing new visitors and residents from around the world.

Building and Land Inventory

Taxes/Incentives

Gross Receipt Tax Rates

Municipality                       Location                           Code Rate

Bayard                                    08-206                                7.2500%

Hurley                                     08-404                               7.2500%

Santa Clara                           08-305                                7.2500%

Silver City                              08-107                               7.3750%

Remainder of County      08-008                                6.1875%

Property Tax Rates

School District                     Residential                     Non-Reidential

1-IN                                            0.018283                                0.025385

1-OUT                                        0.016699                                0.022618

2-B                                                0.019152                                 0.025902

2-C                                                0.018584                                 0.024949

2-H                                                0.019200                                 0.024400

2-OUT                                        0.017901                                 0.02367

1-W Gila Watershed                                                                   0.005000

Cattle Indemnity                                                                          0.010000

Dairy Cattle                                                                                     0.005000

Sheep Sanitary                                                                               0.010000

Bison                                                                                                  0.010000

Predator Control                                                               0.005000 per head

State                                               0.001362                               0.001362

General County                       0.006112                               0.011850

County Debt Services           0.001752                                0.000000

Please click the following community for their respective Local Economic Development Act (LEDA): Grant County, City of Bayard, Town of Hurley, Village of Santa Clara, and Town of Silver City.

Playing a Key Role with EDA

The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments receives funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help develop, support, and monitor projects that serve to drive economic

development in Region V.

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The scope of work for SWNMCOG is:

Establish and maintain a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process. The process includes an economic development plan and procedures for monitoring its implementation. The CEDS is valid for up to five years (to view the current CEDS refer to the publications link on this website).

Coordinate economic development planning with other economic development entities such as chambers of commerce, business associations, local and state government economic development departments and EDA-funded entities.

Notify the Southwestern Regional Office of any plant closures or significant downsizing, disaster designations, base realignments or closures, or any other sudden and severe economic dislocation within the district.

Provide staff support to develop and monitor projects that will increase economic opportunities within the district. Priority should be placed on EDA grant applications.

Provide technical assistance as appropriate to member agencies regarding topics such as industrial parks, land use regulations, bond elections, district committees, economic development programs, business development and local governments.

Submit Performance Measures Reports annually by completing the GPRA Data Collection Form (ED-916).

Current EDA Projects



Deming Awarded $1.5 million for Peru Mill Industrial Park



For more information on Peru Mill Industrial Park visit: http://

www.cityofdeming.org/business-in-deming/industrial-park/peru-mill-industrial-park.html

Thanks to http://www.cityofdeming.org/business-in-deming/industrial-park/peru-mill-industrial-park.html

Economic Development Agencies

Border Foods in Deming


Deming Luna County Economic Development

Gila Economic Development Alliance

New Mexico Economic Development Department

New Mexico Partnership