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Strategic Plan: Theme - Economic & Community Development

The Las Cruces community will experience greater engagement with their City government evidenced by:

  • December 31, 2017

    Working with the University and other partners, downtown patrons will have access to restaurants, taverns, music, and art.

    Timeline: December 31, 2017

  • Information & Referral Services

    By July 1, 2018 Information & referral services for families with young children will be integrated into all appropriate city services.

    Timeline: July 1, 2018

  • City-led Sponsored Events

    By The End of 2018 City-led sponsored events will be held downtown.

    Timeline: End of 2018

  • Business One-Stop Shop

    By December 31, 2018 Las Cruces businesses will be able to access all permitting & licensing in an efficient, effective, customner-service focused one-stop shop.

    Timeline: >December 31, 2018

  • West Mesa Industrial Park Broadband Internet

    In 2019 Viewing internet access as a utility, by 2019, fiber optic broadband access will be available to businesses in the West Mesa Industrial Park.

    Timeline: In 2019

  • Wi-fi Available Downtown

    In 2020 Wi-fi will be available in the downtown, plaza, and Mesquite neighborhood.

    Timeline: In 2020

  • Additional Downtown Living Spaces

    In 2022 Through public-private partnerships, 200 additional downtown living spaces will be available.

    Timeline: In 2022

  • Daily, Regional Commercial Flights

    In 2022 Las Cruces will have daily, regional commercial flights.

    Timeline: In 2022

  • Airport Terminal Renovated

    In 2022 The Las Cruces airport terminal will be renovated to accommodate 20,000 enplanements per year.

    Timeline: In 2022

  • Las Cruces/El Paso Commuter Rail Service

    In 2022 Commuter rail service between Las Cruces and El Paso will be included in the 2025 Metropolitan Transportation Plans for El Paso and Mesilla Valley MPOs.

    Timeline: In 2022