Economic Development

Ruidoso is a thriving mountain resort in the southern Sacramento Mountains of South Central New Mexico. With a population just under 9,000, Ruidoso is the largest of 17 municipalities in Lincoln County and the hub of economic activity.

Ruidoso Demographics DemographicsRuidoso is a vibrant economy specializing primarily in tourism and real estate with 8691 full-time residents (but over 30,000 part-timers visiting in the summer.) The media age is 46 with an average household income of $44,876.
Ruidoso Municipal Links Municipal LinksQuick links to municipalities throughout Lincoln County.

Village of Ruidoso

City of Ruidoso Downs

City of Capitan

City of Carrizozo

Lincoln County

NM Workforce Connection NM Workforce ConnectionThe New Mexico Workforce Connection offers a goldmine of quality career and placement resources for job seekers and employers.

Ruidoso area Job Postings

Film Lincoln County Film Lincoln CountyLincoln County provides a host of locations, a variety of services, and the editing capability of 28.6 TB Encanto super computer. Book of Eli, Gamer, The Outfitters and Casey’s Shadow are a few of the movies filmed in Lincoln County over the years.
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