ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Raton, New Mexico is a small rural community offering a variety of economic opportunities.  Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to start a new business, or an established business looking for a new location, we offer an ideal setting to make your dream a reality.  Take a look at the charts below to explore current and future opportunities, and then click on our links for Buildings & LandBusinesses AvailableEntrepreneursLocal IncentivesState IncentivesStrategic Plan, and Workforce Devlopment.

Current Economy

Future Economic Possibilities

Raton’s economy currently includes the following: Raton is ideally suited for growth in these areas:
  • Agriculture
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Business and Professional Services
  • Education
  • Forest and Wood Products
  • Government
  • Healthcare and Medical Services
  • Hospitality
  • Light Manufacturing
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Pilot Training
  • Research and Development
  • Retail
  • Aircraft Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul
  • Back Office Operations
  • Consulting
  • Cultural, Heritage, & Historical Tours
  • Digital Gaming
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • E-Commerce
  • Film Locations
  • Firearms Manufacturing and Sales
  • Food Processing
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Outdoor Recreational Goods
  • Renewable Energy

Marketing Opportunities

Raton is conveniently located within a 600 mile radius to markets in Phoenix & Tucson AZ, Denver CO, Kansas City KS & MO, Omaha NE, Albuquerque & Las Cruces NM, Las Vegas NV, Oklahoma City OK, Dallas & El Paso TX, Salt Lake City UT, and Cheyenne WY.  Click here to view a map of this area.