Is Your Business Looking to Relocate or Expand to a Community that will “Jolt” your Business Journey? Welcome to Farmington — The Nexus of Work and Play


Located in the beautiful Four Corners, Farmington, New Mexico holds a wealth of natural assets, low cost of living, family-friendliness, and support for businesses. Farmington makes up one of four metropolitan statistical areas in New Mexico.

Farmington, New Mexico, is a hidden gem that’s gaining attention for its natural assets, low cost of living, family-friendliness and support for businesses. Located in the heart of the Four Corners region, residents of Farmington enjoy sensational seasons of 268 days of sunshine, making this vibrant community the perfect place for outdoor recreation enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, retirees and location-neutral professionals looking for a better work-life balance.

As one of New Mexico's four metropolitan statistical areas, Farmington's population is around 46,000 people, but the city serves as the center for commerce, jobs, healthcare and retail for some 300,000 residents from the surrounding communities. 

Farmington Economic Development Department is Here to Help

The City of Farmington established its own Economic Development Department in 2018. Made up of skilled and knowledgeable staff, they are at the ready to ensure your business feels welcome and receives quality customer service as you work to help our economy grow. We hold bi-weekly "Development Review Committee" meetings that gather our key development, planning, life safety, and utility staff to discuss projects to prepare them for success before they begin. Contact our Planning Department to add your project to an upcoming agenda by calling (505) 599-1333 or email

As a major job center, Farmington has a robust workforce and low cost of labor (Click Here for wages & workforce statistics). Our workforce has years of fabrication, welding, and energy experience that can be put to work for your company.

Workforce training is readily available through San Juan College, whose Center for Workforce Development can customize curriculum to companies' needs to upskill employees.

Incentives to Help Businesses

In 2018, the City of Farmington passed a 1/4% Gross Receipts tax specifically for "Community Transformation and Economic Diversification". This CTED fund is dedicated to helping foster new businesses and key quality-of-life infrastructure for the community. This allows us to help supplement or match state LEDA incentives or provide public/private partnerships in our Metropolitan Redevelopment Area (MRA). For a full list of state incentive programs, please visit NMEDD. The City EDD has an excellent working relationship with the State and is willing to assist in determining eligible incentive programs.


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Quality of Life

Locals and visitors alike enjoy the area’s unique flavor of restaurants, arts and culture, events and outdoor adventures. The up-and-coming food truck scene, mobile boutiques and outdoor guides provide a glimpse into our citizens’ entrepreneurial flair.

Head to Historic Downtown Farmington, the HeART of the community, to indulge in award-winning New Mexican cuisine, as well as a diverse offering of American, Thai, Japanese, and Mediterranean fare. There is also a food truck park, coffee shops and bake shop. And there’s so much more!

Following a tasty meal, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the newly renovated Main Street with ambient music for your listening pleasure, and picturesque murals from local artists. Or take in a show at the beautifully remodeled Farmington Civic Center or at the Totah Theater. This historic theater serves as a center for film and visual arts, housing state-of-the-art A/V equipment to allow for movie screenings, film festivals and visual arts education at its finest, as well as offices with high-speed broadband for visiting film-makers.

Family-Friendly Community 

Farmington is a family-friendly community that’s invested in its youth. The City of Farmington’s Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs Department is the second largest department within the city and consists of 17 facilities, 25 athletic fields and over 50 parks and open spaces. The PRCA is dedicated to providing opportunities for citizens to play, laugh, grow, learn and engage in enriching their quality of life. This includes the Bisti Bay waterpark, an over 9-mile long river trails system, and the Farmington Museum which hosts family-friendly interactive exhibits.

As New Mexico’s only accredited agency through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA), the PRCA supports the National Recreation & Parks Association pillars by:

•    Leading the community to Health & Wellness through parks and recreation.
•    Protecting open space, connecting children to nature, and engaging the community in Conservation practices.
•    Ensuring Social Equity, so all people have access to the benefits of local parks and recreation.


Farmington’s state-of-the-art public library provides more than a place to discover good reads. It’s a place that enlightens, enriches, and changes lives by providing resources, programs and services that are efficient, innovative and convenient, in an environment that is clean, safe, and pleasant. The Farmington Public Library is a beloved facility in our community. 

bikingOutdoor Recreation  

The outdoor recreation options are immense in and around Farmington. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing, off-roading...whatever your preference, Farmington has an outdoor adventure waiting for you! Whether it is at the secluded Farmington Lake, enjoying our extensive Animas River Trails system, or exploring the breathtaking sites of the Bisti Badlands, you will find something that will “Jolt your Journey”.

golfOutdoor Recreation Businesses

If you’re looking to start an outdoor recreation business, the opportunities in the Farmington area are only as limited as your imagination. Whether a guide, outfitter or gear manufacturer, there is no better place than Farmington — Nature’s Proving Ground. 

To ensure success for outdoor recreation businesses, Farmington launched the Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative (ORII), to be a key component of Farmington’s ongoing community transformation and economic development. Through ORII, Farmington is committed to bringing new outdoor offerings and experiences to the city while attracting more outdoor businesses. Farmington is well-positioned to lead and grow the emerging $9.9 multi-billion outdoor industry in New Mexico.


Farmington is powered by the Farmington Electric Utility System, a public power company owned and operated by the City of Farmington. FEUS’s service territory covers 1,718 square miles and encompasses much of San Juan County. Because it’s a publicly owned utility, FEUS’ approximate 46,000 metered customers enjoy lower rates and more reliable service than customers of privately owned utilities. They also offer industrial and bulk power rates for larger customers.   The city is also served by the New Mexico Gas Company, Comcast and Century Link


police carsPolice Department

The Farmington Police Department is an internationally accredited and progressive law enforcement agency committed to maintaining the highest standards of personal and organizational integrity while providing its community with a superior level of service.

The department is responsive to community needs, employing innovative crime-fighting strategies, implementing state-of-the-art technology, and providing leadership to young people through effective crime prevention and intervention programs.

The Farmington Police Department continues to meet the standards to remain accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The department went through the re-accreditation process in 2012 and was awarded a Gold Standard Certificate of Re-accreditation.

firemenFire Department

The Farmington Fire Department has proudly served the residents of Farmington since its first chief was hired in 1912. Since then, the department has grown and adapted to the ever-growing and changing population and infrastructure of Farmington. The department has grown from a small volunteer department to a full-time department serving the city with six stations as well as a number of specialty teams.

The Farmington Fire Department has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 3.  An ISO of 3 puts FFD’s district in the top 2% of all municipalities in the State of New Mexico, which means lower insurance rates for your business and home.

mayorFarmington Government

Farmington is the progressive, vibrant, scenic, and safe — center of the Four Corners area that builds bridges among the diverse people it serves, values the environment it occupies, and embraces its robust history while looking to the future of the community for its citizens.

The City of Farmington is a council-manager form of government, the most popular structure of government in the United States among municipalities with populations between 10,000 and 500,000.

The current mayor of Farmington is Nate Duckett. Mayor Duckett first entered into local politics in 2014 when he successfully ran for Farmington City Council. In 2018, he was elected mayor.

Farmington has four city councilors: Linda Rodgers, District 1; Vacant, District 2; Jeanine Bingham-Kelly, District 3; and Janis Jakino, District 4.

The city manager performs the duties of chief administrative officer of the City of Farmington as defined by state statutes and the municipal code. The city manager serves as a policy adviser to the mayor and council and provides leadership, coordination and management for the affairs of the city to ensure effective community services. Rob Mayes is the current city manager and has served in this role since April 2008. He is the longest-tenured city manager in the history of Farmington. He manages a staff of over 1,000 fulltime and seasonal employees that work diligently to maintain the utility services (water, sewer, and electric), public amenities including over 58 parks, and life safety.


Available Commercial and Industrial Property in Farmington