Roswell-Chaves County is in the center of Southeast New Mexico. But toss out any preconceived notions you may have about us, because what you don’t know about Roswell-Chaves County will surprise you.
We have a diverse economy led by healthcare and agriculture and driven further by energy, tourism, banking and aviation.
We are the 12th largest dairy-producing county in the United States and are home to the largest mozzarella plant in the world.
We also can boast as having one of the largest commercial aviation industries in the Southwest.
Roswell is located at the Gateway to the Permian Basin, with four lane highways in every direction and served by both rail and commercial air service.
We have daily direct flights to Dallas and Phoenix through American Airlines, and our municipal airport is unlike anything you will find anywhere else.
Roswell International Air Center, was formerly Walker Air Force Base. The Air Center has a 13,000 foot runway, with a 10,000 foot crosswind runway. You can land anything here. Our airport can handle whatever cargo you care to receive or deliver.
Water & Energy
You may think of Southeast New Mexico as the desert, and it is. But here in Roswell-Chaves County, we have an abundant water supply. Our community sits atop one of the only naturally recharging aquifers in the United States. Our water supply is more than replaced every year.
Pair our abundant water supply with our exceptionally low energy rates and you have a low cost of doing business scenario for high-energy usage industries.
Our sunny, dry climate is especially conducive for harnessing solar and wind power. Businesses here enjoy energy rates of 6 cents per kilowatt hour on average.