Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 7

125 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 7 ROSWELL AIR CENTER An aviation oasis in the desert R oswell, New Mexico is a long way from anywhere else. About 200 miles from any larger town – Lubbock, El Paso, Albuquerque, Las Cruces. If you drive out of town and head north, it will be 90 miles before you can buy a gallon of gas or a bottle of water. If you go east, it will be 70 miles. So how did this town even come into being? According to Dennis J. Kintigh, Mayor of Roswell, the answer is – water. He explains, “We sit on top of a recharging aquifer and that sets us apart. We are a community that has had a well managed, well maintained water aquifer for decades, so even though the state and the southwest is in a major drought, we don’t have that problem. We turn on the tap and water flows.” Roswell is essentially an agricultural community. They have many dairies and a thriving cheese plant owned by Leprino Foods. AT A GLANCE ROSWELL AIR CENTER WHAT: A municipal airport and aviation-related business park WHERE: Chaves County, seven miles south of the City of Roswell, New Mexico WEBSITE: