Ruidoso Downs is a modern community with a friendly rural character. We maintain a small-town feel with all the perks of a big city life.

We believe economic development is a necessary component for a growing city, and recognize the importance of creating additional and higher paying jobs to improve the quality of life for all our citizens. Our city has established an Economic Development Board to attract new business and industry to the area that will add to, stabilize and diversify our city's revenues. All will find the City of Ruidoso Downs is very business friendly. This is certainly reflected in our development rules and low tax rates, which are much less onerous than our neighboring municipality, Ruidoso. The City is split in half by U.S. Highway 70, which was recently designated as an "International Trade Corridor" by the Federal Highway Administration. This corridor is at a midpoint between Juarez, Mexico (a thriving industrial center of Mexico with a population of almost 2 million) and Lubbock, Texas. The access to the four-lane US Highway 70 is a prime benefit to purchasing any of the many properties for sale on this main thoroughfare.

We provide for the safety, health and welfare of our residents and corporate citizens and provide a community with excellent local government services and utilities. We maintain strong support for our school system and help sustain exemplary medical facilities.

This site is a portal for businesses looking at relocating to the City of Ruidoso Downs in the cool New Mexico pines. If you would like further information, please give us call at (575) 378-4422 if you have further questions.

EDB Mission Statement & City Goals

Our Mission Statement and City Goals are all outlined HERE (including):

Economic Development Board Mission Statement

Economic Development and Diversification Goal

Infrastructure and Municipal Services Goal

Housing and Recreational Facilities Goal

Educational and Professional Services Goal

Ruidoso Downs is a New Mexico Certified Community. Being a Certified Community shows the world that you are willing to invest in the infrastructure that successful, growing businesses need.