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Doing Business at LRU

Las Cruces International Airport (LRU) is an ideal location for aviation related businesses, research and manufacturing!

The airport property encompasses 4,975 acres which is zoned M-3c (high intensity industrial, conditional). The only zoning condition is that development comply with FAA regulations for airport activity. The City is the developer of the adjacent West Mesa Industrial Park and sites there can be combined with the airport land when that suits a project. Gas, water, and electrical utilities are in place along the 8-26 runway which could someday be extended to the west. This development ready land could be accessed with minimal infrastructure extension.

Located less than one mile from Interstate 10, and only nine miles from downtown Las Cruces, the Las Cruces International Airport is easily accessible to a large, trained, and well educated work force.

The standard annual land lease rate at LRU is $0.15 per square foot for a 30 year lease. For a large facility involving a significant investment and creation of local jobs, the City would be willing to consider an extended term and negotiate project specific conditions. All municipal land leases are subject to City Council approval. The Council has demonstrated a significant commitment to economic development in the region and may be willing to support a proposal that would be very attractive to a potential airport developer.

The City is committed to supporting new businesses at the airport, as has been demonstrated by investment in infrastructure extensions and the new fire station which expanded opportunities at LRU. New Mexico State University is a key tenant of the airport with their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flight Test Center and UAV Technical Analysis and Application Center. The State of New Mexico offers an aircraft manufacturing tax deduction as well as several aerospace and aviation advantages.

Las Cruces International Airport is uniquely positioned to serve your business needs.

Information about Development at LRU