Raton, New Mexico offers abundant economic opportunities and a comfortable rural lifestyle with the amenities of the 21st century including high-speed Internet connectivity.  Our Center for Sustainable Community now offers co-working spaces for solopreneurs who choose not to work out of their homes. Doss Aviation of Colorado Springs, a major Department of Defense contractor, is using our old National Guard Armory to establish a flight training school in conjunction with our municipal airport.  Doss anticipates creating 100 new jobs over the next five years.  At the same time, O’Reilly Auto Parts is just finishing up construction of a new store expected to open this August.

Our strategic location at the intersection of Interstate 25 and US Highways 64/87 connects Canada and Mexico as part of the Ports to Plains corridor.  The Interstate, Ports to Plains Corridor, AMTRAK, and our municipal airport provide access to both regional and international markets. Raton is the smart choice for both affordability and a relaxed community lifestyle.

Raton offers an affordable alternative to the stressful hustle and bustle of big city life.  With stunning landscapes, cool mountain air, and pure water, Raton is an outdoor recreation destination for all ages.  Less stress, more opportunities for outdoor recreation, and our Level IV Trauma Center means that people generally live longer, and many are active into their 80’s and 90’s.

Take some time to become familiar with our community and the economic development opportunities we offer.  For more information, feel free to call us at (575) 245-4769, email us at GrowRaton@RatonNM.US, visit our office in downtown Raton on 2nd Street just north of the El Raton ticket booth, or use our contact information to communicate with us regarding specific requests.  We welcome a chance to talk with you about making Raton your choice for both leisure activities and business opportunities.