ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOARD MISSION STATEMENT

To enhance the quality of life for the residents of Ruidoso Downs by promoting progressive economic development and diversification, supporting the improvement of infrastructure and municipal services, attracting professional services and educational/training resources, and assisting in the development of varied housing options and recreational facilities to benefit the entire community and visitors to this area.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSIFICATION GOAL

 

Strengthen the economy of Ruidoso Downs by expanding and diversifying the commercial, industrial and service sectors, which will also expand the tax base and bring in new capital investment to the community.

1. To diversify and enhance the local economy by supporting the expansion of existing businesses and the development of new businesses, and promote the development of area businesses and attractions that will take advantage of the increased Highway 70 traffic.

2. To support the development of a light industrial park.

3. To promote interaction between public and private sectors in the development of new business and expansion of existing businesses.

4. To clarify local ordinances affecting economic development in order to improve and streamline the various processes businesses and developers must undertake to obtain necessary governmental approvals.

5. To maintain and foster relationships with adjacent communities, the County Commission, and the Mescalero Apache Tribe.

6. Identify ordinances that hinder economic development and act as an advisory board to the council to recommend appropriate changes.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES GOAL

 

Assist in the expansion and coordination of municipal services and infrastructure to meet the needs of local businesses, promote the development of new businesses, and provide citizens with a central municipal facility, which will support the ideal of community participation and civic pride.

1. To improve and develop municipal recreational facilities.

2. To support the development of a central municipal building, park and community recreational and meeting center.

3. To support the development of a library and computer resource center.

HOUSING AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES GOAL

 

Assist in the development of new housing and other housing options in order to attract and maintain a viable workforce for this area and support the development of new recreational venues for both local residents and visitors.

1. To support the development of affordable housing for the area workforce.

2. To coordinate with private developers to develop new venues which will attract non-resident participants.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES GOAL

 

To promote the development of a professional park to attract professional services providers to meet the needs of local residents without having to leave the area. Coordinate and support interaction between educational resources and area businesses in order to develop training programs to meet the workforce needs of existing and new businesses.

1. To support the development of a professional park, to attract professional service providers to the area.

2. To support interaction between educational resources and area businesses to develop work force training to meet the needs of area businesses.