Roswell & Chaves County, New Mexico

reno air races
Roswell has been chosen as the new location for the Reno Air Races! Read more about the decision here.

While known internationally for the 1947 UFO Incident, Roswell is also a vibrant community of 48,163 and numbering over 66,000 in greater Chaves County. Our community sits directly alongside the Pecos Valley and serves as the economic and cultural hub of Southeastern New Mexico. A leader in the aviation industry, Roswell is home to the Roswell Air Center--the site of the former Walker Air Force Base--with daily flights to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW). At the edge of oil and gas country, Roswell and Chaves County have the infrastructure to support major industry, including renewable energy sources, and a natural recharging aquifer fed by nearby mountains. 

“I return every single call because it is so important for entrepreneurs” - Mike Espiritu, RCCEDC President/CEO




The RCCEDC hosts their 2024 Annual Gala at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center 

on July 18, 2024, 11:30am - 1:00pm. 

This catered luncheon will feature Best of Chaves County recognitions for 23 categories of businesses/services. Additionally, we will inaugurate the following new annual awards: 1) Community Service Award, 2) Small Business of the Year, 3) Business of the Year [20+ employees]

Purchase Tickets Here

The EDC wants to know what you think!

Click the button below to vote for your favorite dining, shopping, services, and local fun in Roswell and Chaves County. This survey will take you less than 5 minutes. We will recognize the winners of each category at the Annual Gala on July 18th. Voting ends June 15, 2024

Vote for the 2024 Best of Chaves County