This report analyzes the economic and fiscal contribution of the oil and natural gas industries in New Mexico along with a case study of proposed energy development on Otero Mesa in Otero County that asks whether potential drilling there would create more benefits than it would foreclose.
See the four-page Digest for a summary of the full report.
The detailed socioeconomic profiles used in this study also are available for download.
Socioeconomic Profile of New Mexico
Socioeconomic Profile of Otero County