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Harbor Freight Tools Coming to Carlsbad
Carlsbad, NM - May 2017 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is pleased to welcome Harbor Freight Tools to Carlsbad. The tool store will be located in the former Hastings location in the Northgate Shopping Center, located at 1505 W. Pierce Street. Full State

WIPP Receives First Shipment in Three Years
Carlsbad, NM - April 2017 - The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) received its first waste shipment in three years recently. Full Story

Xcel Energy to Invest in $400 Million Transmission Line Project
Carlsbad, NM - April 2017 - Xcel Energy is set to begin construction of the 240-mile, $400 million TUCO-China Draw 345-kilovolt transmission line project. This will be the single largest investment in an electrical infrastructure project in Eastern New Mexico. Full Story

Carl's Jr. Coming to Carlsbad
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Carlsbad, NM - February 2017 - Carl's Jr. is coming to Carlsbad. The fast food burger giant is scheduled to begin construction on its first store in Carlsbad in 2017. The store will be located in the 400 block of Canal Street, across from Kaleidoscoops. Full Story

CDOD, County and City Leaders, visit Santa Fe
Governor Meeting
Santa Fe, NM - January 2017 - Representatives from the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD), along with several city and county elected officials and leaders, made the annual visit to Santa Fe as part of the Eddy County legislative trip. Teams met with various state departments, including the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the New Mexico Film office, the Governor, and others. Full Story

Lucy's Mexican Grill Opens at Cascades
Carlsbad, NM - January 2017 - Lucy's New Mexican Grill has opened at the Cascades at Carlsbad. The restaurant, owned by regional business owner Lucy Yanez, This is the third restaurant Lucy has opened in Carlsbad, and the first eatery located at the developing Cascades. Full Story

WIPP Re-Opens
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Carlsbad Current Argus
Carlsbad, NM - January 2017 - After closing in 2014 due to a minor radioactive leak, the Wast Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) formally re-opened to accept waste. WIPP is the only operating deep, geologic nuclear waste repository. Several dignitaries were on hand to celebrate the day, including Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway, Senator Martin Heinrich, Representative Steve Pearce, Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor Susana Martinez, and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Full Story

CDOD Recruits Aviation Businesses at DMC
DMC 2016
Denver, CO - December 2016 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) recently attended the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) in Denver, Colorado to recruit businesses in the aviation industry. Over 150 companies were in attendance at the conference, with over 1,000 conference attendees. Full Story

Carlsbad Pavilion Provides New Retail Opportunities
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Carlsbad, NM - December 2016 - Renovation of an old grocery store has neared completion, and Carlsbad consumers have four new options for shopping. The Carlsbad Pavilion has turned into a brand new shopping center, bringing new life to an old lot. Full Story

CDOD Attends NBAA Conference to Recruit Aviation Businesses
Orlando, FL - November 2016 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) recently attended the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference in Orlando, Florida. This conference boasted over 1,100 exhibitors and over 27,000 attendees, all from the aviation industry. Full Story

Anytime Fitness Opens at Cascades
Carlsbad, NM October 2016 - Anytime Fitness, a top global franchise, has opened at the Cascades at Carlsbad. The gym is a 24-hour a day operation, with various levels of membership. Anytime Fitness has over 15 gyms in New Mexico, with more planned. Full Story

CDOD Recruits Retail, Restaurants at Texas ICSC
Dallas, TX - October 2016 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) recently attended the annual Texas International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Deal Making trade show. This show is one of the larger shows put on by ICSC. Attendees include retailers, restaurants, brokers, developers, and municipalities. Full Story

CDOD Gains New Members
Carlsbad, NM - August 2016 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is pleased to announce two new members, Bock Electric and Simian Support. Both businesses are owned by local entrepreneurs, and both are looking for new opportunities within the community. Full Story

Carlsbad Growth Continues

Carlsbad, NM - June 2016Manufacturing, retail, and restaurant growth are at the top of the economy in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Market indicators show that Carlsbad continues to expand while maintaining lower unemployment figures than surrounding communities. With the oil industry experiencing steady production, Carlsbad has proven that being economically diverse is the formula for success in terms of growth. Full Story

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Carlsbad Department of Development
400-2 Cascades Ave. Suite 201
• Carlsbad, NM 88220
Ph: (575) 887-6562 • Fax: (575) 885-0818
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