Metal casting of a winged bird in front of an arroyo

The number 1 Taxes

Gross Receipt Taxes: As of 1-1-16

Belen 8.3125

Bosque Farms 8.1875

Los Lunas 8.3125

Peralta 7.9375

Rio Communities 7.6875

Valencia County 6.875

Largest in NM 8.6875

Lowest in NM 6.437

Property Taxes: See Valencia County schedule. Property Taxes for Business operation are quite reasonable.

The number 2Utility

Electricity: PNM operates a 10MW Solar Farm within Rio Communities city limits.

Water: Provided locally by private company in city of Rio Communities

Wastewater Treatment: Provided locally by private company in city of Rio Communities

Solid Waste Disposal: Universal Waste Systems

Natural Gas: Provided by Gas Co of New Mexico in Rio Communities.

Telecommunications: See Utility grid above.


- Clariant, a Swiss corporation, operates a large plant that manufactures desiccants. 225 employees.

- BNSF’s Belen Rail Yard, three miles west, employs 300 people. 100 trains/day stop here to refuel.

Employment by industry 1,740:
Agricultural, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining 2.1%
Construction 13.5%
Manufacturing 4.8%
Wholesale trade 0.4%
Retail trade 12.9%
Transportation, warehousing and Utilities 11.0%
Finance, Insurance, Real estate and rental 5.7%
Professional, scientific, management and Administrative 6.8%
Educational and Health Care and Social Services 20.3%
Arts, entertainment and recreation, accommodation and food 10.1%
Other Services, except public administration 2.9%
Public Administration 8.9%