Welcome to New Mexico!
Over-all the state experiences a mild climate characterized by light precipitation totals, abundant sunshine and relatively low humidity. Average annual snowfall ranges from about 3 inches in the southern desert areas of the state to well over 100 inches in the mountainous regions.
The federal government accounts For over one quarter of the state’s jobs. They control the millions of acres of national forests and monuments which make tourism a major contributor to the state’s income. High-technology manufacturing, mainly in the defense industry is increasingly becoming an important part of the economy. The state also relies heavily on its mineral wealth from uranium and manganese ore in addition to other minerals.
Come to New Mexico and discover our magnificent mountains, cool rivers, caverns, majestic blue skies by day and bright star-filled skies by night. The unspoiled wilderness and diverse wildlife are the crown-jewels of the our great state.
Major cities in New Mexico include Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Roswell, and Farmington.