Get to Know New Mexico
New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment” and became the 47th state to be admitted to the union on January 6, 1912. The capital city is Sante Fe. The state bird is the Chaparral Bird or “Roadrunner” and the state flower is the Yucca Flower.
The economy is fueled by cattle, dairy products, hay, nursery stock and chilies in agriculture with industries represented including petroleum/coal products, food processing, electric equipment, printing/publishing, stone, glass and clay products as well as tourism.
The New Mexico gross domestic product was $79.7-billion (2010) and the unemployment rate was 7.2% (March 2013).
There is a Gross Receipts Tax in place, which is much like a sales tax, but it applies also to services.