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Springer is strategically located on Interstate 25, halfway between Albuquerque and Denver. Interstate 25 connects the United States to the Mexican and Canadian borders. Tens of thousands of vehicles pass Springer via I-25 daily.


Colfax County has a labor force of just over 6,500, with unemployment at 9.1% or nearly 600 unemployed persons. The average wage per job in 2009 was $30,580. This represents an increase of 14 percent over the last five years. Nearly 85 percent of the population 25 years and older has graduated from high school and slightly more than 20 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher.


Employment by Industry in Colfax County, 3rd Quarter 2010

Industry Average # Employed Average Weekly Wage

Agriculture, Forestry     45   $511

Mining                             NA  NA

Utilities                            75  $881

Construction                   319  $725

Manufacturing               154  $554

Retail Trade                     736  $416

Transportation &            71   $810


Information                    45   $448

Finance & Insurance     155  $675

Real Estate                      46   $459

Professional &               109   $911
Technical Services

Management of Companies 30 $233

Administrative & Waste 42 $555

Educational Services  NA  NA
Health Care & Social    935 $724

Arts, Entertainment     81 $327

Accommodation & Food 961 $370

Other Services              884 $318

Public Administration 375 $721

Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, Economic Research & Analysis Bureau



In addition to Interstate 25, Springer Municipal Airport is available for private air service, Its 5,000-foot runway can easily accommodate small jets. BNSF Railroad, the major force behind Springer’s early development, still passes through the town, and Amtrak is available 38 miles north at Raton. Commercial air service is available in Albuquerque, and Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Both UPS and Federal Express provide daily parcel service to Springer.



The State of New Mexico offers an extensive list of tax credits and deductions for businesses creating new jobs. Perhaps the most important program for businesses and New Mexico residents seeking new skills is the Job Training Incentive Program.


Business Assistance

Antoinette Vigil, New Mexico Economic Development Department
Community, Business, and Rural Development Team


Small Business Development Center
Luna Community College
Springer Satellite Campus 575.483.5009


Santa Fe
Office 800.GO WESST

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