Advantages of Choosing Las Cruces
Welcome to Las Cruces!
The City of Las Cruces remains committed to helping businesses — both new and existing. Renewed interest in Las Cruces is growing with manufacturers such as Big Tuna, a pipe manufacturing business, Ganymede Games, a video game development and publishing studio, LaSen, a company that specializes in aerial inspection and mapping services that will soon experience a major expansion, and Natural ReLeaf, a grower and seller of high CBD flower and extracts. Underscoring the growth of businesses operating in Las Cruces, over 549 new businesses registered with the City this past year.
As well as having been chosen as a Nicest Places finalist in a Reader's Digest survey, Las Cruces was ranked as the Nicest Place in New Mexico. This year, the City has again, been ranked by WalletHub as one of the 4th Best Run Cities in the US and the Best Run City in all of New Mexico. Additionally, over the past several years, the City has also caught the eye of national media with Las Cruces being named one of the “Best Cities in America for Global Trade 2015” and “Best Cities for STEM Careers”.
Our location at the junction of Interstates 10 and 25, the proximity to the Santa Teresa International Port of Entry and the Union Pacific Intermodal Facility means access to markets throughout North, Central and South America. 1200 STEM graduates a year from New Mexico State University and University of Texas El Paso, contribute to a young, educated and talented workforce.
Free Trade Zone User Benefits
- Duty Exemption. No duties on or quota charges
- Duty Deferral. Customs duties and
federal excise tax deferred on imports.
- Inverted Tariff. In situations where zone
manufacturing results in a finished product
that has a lower duty rate than the rates on
foreign inputs (inverted tariff ), the finished
products may be entered at the duty rate
that applies to its condition as it leaves the
zone -- subject to public interest considerations.
- Logistical Benefits. Companies using FTZ
procedures may have access to streamlined
customs procedures (e.g. “weekly entry” or
- Other Benefits. Foreign goods and domestic
goods held for export are exempt from
state/local inventory taxes. FTZ status may also
make a site eligible for state/local benefits
which are unrelated to the FTZ Act.
Las Cruces Awards & Rankings
- Commute Times Average 17.8 minutes
- 2015 ACS Survey
- Major commercial rail and freight connectivity via BNSF and UP and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in under 1 hour.
- Air freight services is provided by all major companies. Six major commercial trucking firms offer freight service for the region.