Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park

The City of Las Cruces is dedicated to bringing in industries, warehousing and manufacturing businesses that will expand and diversify the local economic base and provide new jobs for the community.

About the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park

The Industrial Park is located on Interstate 10, immediately south of the Las Cruces International Airport. The Park is an excellent location for light industry, general manufacturing, aviation related and technology based industries serving Dona Ana County, El Paso, and the US/Mexico border.

Foreign Trade Zone

A portion of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Number 197 is within the West Mesa Industrial Park, including 206 acres of public and privately owned parcels. Dona Ana County is the grantee for the FTZ and is prepared to execute agreements designating individual users as operators of the FTZ within their facility. For more information about FTZ Number 197 contact the Dona Ana County Community Development Department by phone at 575-647-7350.

Contact Information

For more information on development-ready parcels, lot sizes, and sales pricing, contact us at

Master Plan

Click here to review the master plan for the park

Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park Map

Click each blue box for details about the section of land.  Use the + - in the upper left to zoom in and out.

Available Incentive Programs

Job Incentive Program (JTIP)

The state of New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) can reimburse your company for a portion of your training costs for above average wage positions. For more information, click here.


WagePlus is a supplement to the State of New Mexico’s JTIP program. WagePlus rewards businesses for hiring and paying above median wage. The program provides a $1,500 per job reimbursement for qualifying companies that hire and train new employees for jobs paying at least 10 percent more than the county median wage. To qualify for participation in Wage Plus, a company must manufacture a product, export non-retail services from the state or meet state green industry standards. The company must successfully complete the Job Incentive Training Program. The people they hire must have been New Mexico residents for at least one year in their lifetime. For more information, contact us at

Local Economic Development Act (LEDA)

This is a multi-year business expansion type project that would primarily reimburse you for job creation and allow you to spend funds on a variety of projected capital expenses, including manufacturing equipment, land purchases and more.  There are also a number of state tax credits available that may apply to your business and be of  benefit depending on your particular plans and goals.  For more information about tax credits, click here.  For more info about LEDA, click here. You can also click here for economic development incentives for the Mountain West region.

Gross Receipts Tax Incentive Program (GRIP)

The Gross Receipts Tax Incentive Program (GRIP) is another incentive offered by the City of Las Cruces.  The program is best suited to large scale businesses but that would include certain retailers, restaurants and other types of businesses.  Businesses would create infrastructure in exchange for up to 75% of GRT generated over the term of the planned infrastructure build-out and they would have to meet or exceed $5,000,000/year sales volume after three years of operation. For more information, contact us at

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool to incentivize long-term private sector investment in low-income communities. Click here for more information and a map of local zones. 

Industry-Specific Districts

Value-Added Agriculture

The Value-Added Agriculture district is located south of Interstate 10 in the southeastern portion of the Park. It is intended to accommodate agriculture[1]related manufacturing and other processes that enhance the value of basic agricultural commodities. Most of the parcels are larger in size to provide sufficient land for these types of activities.


The Manufacturing/Warehousing/Distribution district is located south of Interstate 10 in the southwestern portion of the Park. It is intended to accommodate manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution types of uses. It offers a range of parcel sizes and has good access to the interstate.


Aviation / Defense district is located north of Interstate 10 and is adjacent to the Las Cruces International Airport. It is intended to accommodate aviation- and defense-related uses and offers a range of parcel sizes with direct access to the airport.


The Commercial district is located adjacent to Crawford Boulevard, on both sides of the Interstate 10 interchange. It is intended to accommodate commercial uses that offer services to the local workforce and interstate-associated business opportunities. This district has smaller parcel sizes more suited for uses like restaurants, with good visibility and access from the interchange.