Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 3, Issue 3

97 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 3 Carlsbad, New STUNNING VIEWS AND BOOMING INDUS W ith stunning mountain views, a long winding river, and striking desert terrain, Carlsbad, New Mexico is a magnificent sight to behold. The area is so known for its beauty that travel website Expedia selected Carlsbad as the number one scenic city in all of the southwest. “The fact that we have miles of beautiful park space alongside the Pecos River, and our location in the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains, are why so many people love to live here,” says Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway. “We are so fortunate to be located in an area with both an abundance of natural beauty and natural resources.” “It’s just beautiful,” says Carlsbad Public Information Officer Kyle Marksteiner. “I can tell you, when I moved to Carlsbad I didn’t know what to expect. Then I drove out across the bridge and I took a right and drove up and down the beach park area on a beautiful day and it was just gorgeous. When we have people come to town and they aren’t sure if they should take a job or not, we take them there and they fall in love with it.” The Eddy County city of 32,000 is surrounded by natural beauty. Carlsbad sits along the famed Pecos River with the Guadalupe Mountains looming to the southwest. Just 20 miles away is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park where visitors can hike through the wilderness and explore limestone caves. Not surprisingly, tourism is one of the city’s biggest industries, bringing in hundreds