• Things to do in Lea County: The Woolworth Community Library

    Along with the other libraries in the county, Woolworth Community Library located in Jal provides a recreational and educational function within the community. Woolworth Library is unique in that it captures the legacy of the Woolworth family, early settlers in the area. Two Woolworth siblings came to Jal in 1915 to homestead, and after the […]

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  • 3 Ways Economic Development Improves Quality of Life

    The main purpose of economic development is job creation, but an off-shoot of job creation is the impact it often has on the quality of life within a community. Quality of life is a broad category that attempts to define what makes a community a great place to live, work, and play. It encompasses many […]

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  • Lea County is fastest-growing county in New Mexico

    Between 2010 and 2014, Lea County was the fastest-growing county in New Mexico with an 8.1% increase over 2010. With a current population of 69,999, Lea County is flourishing.

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  • The Importance of Branding a Community and How it Affects Economic Development

    There are many brands in the world, from soft drinks to laundry detergents to airlines, but what is a brand exactly and why is it important to tie it to a community? When someone says ‘soda’ or ‘pop,’ more than likely, a certain kind comes to mind. This is because people associate generic products with […]

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  • 5 Things that Make a Community Attractive to Businesses

    Growth is the necessary cornerstone for a community to thrive in an ever-increasingly competitive world. It isn’t as easy as calling up a company and inviting them to open up operations in a community. Several factors come into play when a company is looking for a new location, and a community must learn what makes […]

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  • Variety is the Spice of Economic Development

    Every community has its own “bread and butter,” as they say, when it comes to their economies. For some, it’s agriculture, for others, oil, and some, manufacturing and everything in between. Each community has an industry that distinguishes it, something that gave it its start. Whether it was agriculture, manufacturing, or some other industry that […]

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