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Carlsbad Department of Development
The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) is a private non-profit agency incorporated as a 501(c)(6) organization in 1966. The membership of the CDOD represents over 100 chief executive officers in industry, business and finance, the City of Carlsbad, Eddy County Board of Commissioners, New Mexico State University-Carlsbad, and others.

The goal of the CDOD is to promote the economic and general welfare of the citizens of the City of Carlsbad and South Eddy County through job retention and creation by recruiting new industry, identifying new job opportunities, expanding and retaining existing business and diversifying our economy. Job retention and creation occurs as a result of coordinated initiatives in the areas of labor force readiness and training, small business development, research and development outreach, infrastructure, capital resources, technology/communication, and quality of life issues. The CDOD has in the past and stands ready to meet these challenges.

The CDOD is your first contact for business assistance in Carlsbad and South Eddy County. The CDOD works daily on behalf of the business community in the promotion of the industrial and community welfare areas. Through a unified effort, we target key economic growth factors such as labor force readiness and training, technology transfer, and the availability of capital resources.

To facilitate the comprehensive development of a business friendly community, where businesses can come, participate, succeed and grow, insuring the quality of life for all of our citizens.

Office Hours
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Map to our office

Holiday Closures
The CDOD will be closed for the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and the Friday after
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Investing and Membership
For information about investing or membership in the Carlsbad Department of Development, please visit Investing and Membership.

Contact Information
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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