Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

4-1-2007

Sponsorship

"Funding provided by: New Mexico MainStreet, New Mexico Economic Development Department."

Publisher

University of New Mexico, Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Abstract

An assessment of the Carlsbad community and market trade area, done for the New Mexico MainStreet program. Local and regional socioeconomic and industry data are briefly examined; using the location quotient analysis method, the author identifies those pull factors causing a net economic leakage in Carlsbads economy. He then discusses the local economy's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges. Illustrated with charts, tables, and maps.'

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