Ed. Note: Tourism brought almost $50,000,000 into Sierra County last year.
The New Mexico Tourism Department has created a new tourism development division aimed at expanding the state’s tourism base and helping communities develop new tourism products.
The department announced this week that the new division will focus on increasing gross receipts taxes and promoting greater economic development opportunities.
That analysis said visitors generated an estimated $629 million in state and local taxes.
Officials say New Mexico saw record-breaking tourism for the fourth year in a row and created more than 2,500 related tourism jobs last year.