Business View Civil and Municipal | September 2022

105 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 9 LOS ALAMOS COUNTY , NEW MEX I CO Los Alamos the #1 Healthiest Community in the Nation for three years running.” Blessed with an airport and great transportation links in and out of the county, Los Alamos is within driving distance from major New Mexico urban areas including Santa Fe. Beyond the attractions that Los Alamos can offer a resident and visitors, the lifeblood of the area remains undoubtedly the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Established in the 1940s – and synonymous with the “Manhattan Project”– the laboratory facilities preceded the town and surrounding county that was subsequently built up around it to cater to the needs of researchers relocating from around the globe. After decades of world-renowned research, Los Alamos National Laboratory remains the economic and employment hub of Los Alamos County. Employing close to 12,000 top research scientists and hiring at a great rate even through the COVID-19 pandemic, Los Alamos is working