STRATEGICALLY LOCATED

Supported by three interstate freeways, a vast railway system, and a number of regional and international airports, NEW MEXICO OFFERS DIRECT ACCESS TO MUCH OF THE UNITED STATES, AND HAS ROUTES THAT REACH THE INTERNATIONAL BORDERS OF CANADA AND MEXICO. From New Mexico, it’s possible to reach Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Utah within one day’s trucking, and California markets in two days. Distribution companies, manufacturers, and other business are well-positioned here to serve both East and West Coast clients.

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FACTS ABOUT NEW MEXICO'S GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

A population of almost 2.2 million people and strategically located within the region experiencing the fastest rate of population growth in the U.S.

Approximately equidistant to ports of LA/Long Beach, Houston and Galveston.

Ideal market access throughout the Mountain region as well as Central and Pacific U.S.

Extremely low risk of natural disasters and disruptive weather events.

Strong transportation infrastructure linkages to Mexico, with three border crossings, and Canada.

Mountain time zone; providing strong overlap for coverage of, and collaboration with, the three other continental U.S. time zones.

Ample physical space; the 5th largest U.S. state by land mass (~122k sq. miles).

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TRANSPORTATION

Our extensive highway infrastructure remains a key strategic asset to companies located in NM.

Strong rail infrastructure connecting us to the rest of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.

The volume of truck traffic into the state translates into low backhaul rates for goods leaving the state.

The state is crisscrossed by 3 major interstates, forming efficient grid access to markets inside/out of NM.

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The Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific (UP) railroads provide direct service to the Ports of Long Beach and Houston, as well as ports of entry at the Mexican and Canadian borders.

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Union Pacific Rail Map provided by Union Pacific.

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BNSF Rail Map provided by BNSF.

BORDER ACCESS & TRADE WITH MEXICO

New Mexico is geographically well-positioned to serve major markets in Mexico by both road and rail and also support the flow of goods into the U.S. from Mexico and Latin America.

Our border region, anchored by the Las Cruces Metro, is part of a broader Metroplex that also includes El Paso, TX and Mexico’s Ciudad Juarez Metro.

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The region comprises over 2.4 million residents, and a manufacturing workforce of over 250,000.

The region provides delivery time to 75% of the U.S. within a two-day period.

Union Pacific invested $400 million to develop its 2,200 acre intermodal site in Santa Teresa, which is situated on UP’s Sunset Route to Los Angeles to the west and Texas to the east.

Highway and rail systems connect ports in Mexico to the Santa Teresa port-of-entry where a large number of containers shipped in and out of Mexico will utilize the Santa Teresa port.

Santa Teresa Port of Entry has the fastest commercial crossings in the entire Juarez-El Paso Customs district, and no crossing fees are charged at this port.

In addition, southern NM is also home to the Columbus and Antelope Wells border crossings.

AIRPORTS & FLIGHT ACCESS

More than 60 airports are located throughout New Mexico. Three international airports serve different regions of the state.

The Albuquerque International Sunport provides nonstop service to 24 cities daily via nine commercial carriers. Two cargo carriers serve the airport: FedEx and UPS.

Providing service to southern NM, El Paso International Airport is served by five commercial carriers conducting 46 departures per day, with nonstop service to 13 cities. It is served by three cargo carriers: Federal Express, UPS, and DHL.

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Providing flight access to residents in eastern NM, Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is served by four commercial carriers: American Eagle, Continental Express, Southwest, and United Airlines

Airports in Alamogordo, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Hobbs, Roswell, Santa Fe, and Silver City also offer service to cities within New Mexico and bordering states.