Our Region

Regional Profile

From our expanding commercial and industrial base in Moriarty to the art community in Mountainair, Torrance County, New Mexico along with South Santa Fe County provides a wealth of choices for enterprises of all types and sizes. The system of Interstate and major secondary roads provides effective access to major markets throughout the state and Southwestern U.S. making it an attractive location for manufacturing and distribution operations.

A combination of rural, small-town and modern development patterns afford a wide variety of options for enterprise sites. These residential and commercial opportunities ensure that the specific living needs of all members of an organization can be satisfied.

Estancia Valley has something for everyone, whether it’s the hills and trees to the western or wide open spaces to the east, a plethora of recreational opportunities, from hiking and skiing in the nearby Manzano and Sandia Mountains to soaring and general aviation in the valley, make the Valley an attractive place to live, work, and play. Reasonable land prices and low tax rates – all within convenient driving distance Albuquerque, the state’s largest metropolitan area just minutes away – make Estancia Valley an excellent location for your business.

Estancia Valley is home to five incorporated communities – Encino, Estancia, Moriarty, Mountainair, and Willard. Public and private health care facilities are located at a number of locations throughout the county. Proximity to Albuquerque ensures that services in all areas of medical practice are readily available to residents and workers.

Thanks to the short distance to Albuquerque via Interstate 40, Estancia Valley has become an attractive option for those seeking larger affordable properties. Growth in the area has attracted manufacturers, renewable energy, technology enterprises, retail establishments, restaurants, financial institutions, national supermarket and drugstore chains, consulting firms, and other ventures.

Expansion of the Moriarty Municipal Airport has made Estancia Valley a prime location for aviation and aerospace related businesses and provides an excellent environment for general aviation activities as well as soaring/gliding enterprises.


Edgewood provides exceptional opportunities for quality of life in the valley. Systems of trails promote hiking, cycling, skating and horseback riding and a plethora of retail businesses. Other amenities include Sandia National Wilderness, Wildlife West Nature Park, Sandia Peak Ski Area, gliding/soaring and general aviation at one of three area airports.


Estancia is the county seat for Torrance County and has a rich history as an agrarian/agricultural community. Estancia’s many advantages include very reasonably priced real estate, relatively low taxes, close proximity to Interstate Highway 40 via a major secondary highway (U.S. 41), clean air and water, an excellent school system, and convenient access to metropolitan Albuquerque.


Moriarty is the industrial complex and commerce hub of Estancia Valley. Moriarty extends a hearty welcome to business people, tourists, and home seekers alike. With its municipal airport, low real estate prices, skilled labor force, and a supportive community, Moriarty possesses a host of advantages for new and relocating businesses.


Mountainair is the arts hub of Estancia Valley and home to the ruins at Salinas National Monument that provides a unique view into the Southwest’s cultural and historic past. The Manzano Mountains afford a nearly endless supply of opportunities for outdoor sports, and the short drive to Interstate Highway 25 provides access to the Rio Grande and Bosque del Apache wildlife preserve, winter home to a multitude of migratory birds, including sandhill cranes, geese, herons, and egrets.

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