If you are looking to relocate to our quaint community, you will find everything you need to know here. We are excited at the prospect of your relocation. We have several large industries close by, a community college, a hospital and more to offer your family.
Please take a moment to read through the information about relocation to Tucumcari, New Mexico. You’ll find infrastructure, economy, schools, and government information on this page. If you have any questions about Tucumcari though, please contact us via our contact page on this website and we will be sure to answer the questions you have!
Infrastructure & Economy
Land to develop. Energy to tap.
Tucumcari city limits encompass 7.6 square miles within Quay County, New Mexico. The county itself contains 2,882 square miles. The land itself consists of dramatic mesas, rolling hills and broad grasslands. This vast landscape presents boundless opportunity for diverse industries.
Currently, agriculture and food processing compose the bulk of Tucumcari’s manufacturing sector. An extensive canal system irrigates 55,000 acres of farmland. The crops grown in Tucumcari are alfalfa, wheat, sorghum, and cotton.
Tucumcari is making strides in expanding eco-tourism in the area. Approximately a quarter-million tourists come to visit the area’s extensive natural resources each year. Nearby lakes, Ute & Conchas, provide water sports and abundant fishing.
Promising energy initiatives are underway in Tucumcari. Experts from gas companies have stated the region sits above a major gas deposit. The untapped potential is immense. Development of these deposits could increase economic opportunity for the city. Another industry Tucumcari maintains involves renewable energy. There are two wind farms within 30 miles of town. Mesalands Community College also has a popular wind energy program. The college boasts claim to the “world’s tallest classroom.” The area is well on its way to becoming a leader in renewable energy development. Energy companies including Florida Power & Life, New Mexico Gas Co., Cielo Energy and Xcel Energy call Tucumcari home.
If you’d like more information about Tucumcari economy and business opportunities, contact Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation by clicking the button above.
Pioneer spirit. Quality education.
Quality education and workforce development are integral the a community’s long-term vision. Quality education is a key to building a stronger, qualified labor foce.
Tucumcari Municipal Schools offers children grades K-12 a high standard of education. Most often, rural school districts cannot hold such high standards. A low teacher-student ration enhances our well-rounded programs. We encourage wholesome development with academics and extra-curricular activities. Tucumcari Municipal Schools has state-of-the-art facilities. These include an innovative outdoor classroom with an amphitheater at Tucumcari Elementary. The high school has a professional-quality auditorium. Facilities like these show the system’s progressive, comprehensive approach to education. Tucumcari High School emphasizes a strong academic foundation. This ensures a seamless transition into higher education or the workforce.
Mesalands Community College culminates Tucumcari’s commitment to making education a lifelong process. The fully accredited 2-year institution is a flexible, accessible college. It offers associate degrees & certificate programs that enable students to expand their knowledge. The college aids in upgrading their skills to keep pace with the demands of today’s economy. Mesalands, in cooperation with the University of New Mexico, now offers bachelor’s degrees. These degree programs include Business Administration and Early Childhood Education.