Welcome to Chaves County
We know what you’ve heard about Roswell. We get it. Our reputation precedes us. Since 1947, people have been asking what happened here.
But what we find more intriguing, is what’s happening now.
Our municipal airport is a formerly the largest United States Air Force Strategic Command Base, and an incredible asset for businesses and residents. Our main runway is 13,000 feet long, with a crosswind runway of 10,000 feet. It can handle any kind of cargo you care to receive or deliver. You can land anything here.
No one in the Southwest has more water than Roswell. We have one of the only naturally recharging aquifers in the United States. Our water is replaced every single year. While other cities are saying “no” to industries that require heavy water usage. We say "let’s talk!"
And, it’s affordable – six cents per kilowatt hour on average. It’s also renewable. We’re home to the largest solar power facility in New Mexico and a growing number of wind farms are adding power, jobs, and revenue to the region.