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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

UTILITY

  • 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.

MAJOR EMPLOYERS & BY INDUSTRY

  • Clariant, a Swiss corporation with 225 employees, operates a large plant that manufactures desiccants.
  • Located just three miles to the west, BNSF's Belen Rail Yard is a significant employer, with a workforce of 300 people. Additionally, the yard serves as a crucial refueling stop for approximately 100 trains each day.

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%

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • UNM-Valencia Workforce Training Center
  • UNM-Valencia Campus
  • New Mexico Tech
  • Central New Mexico Commun ity College