Artesia Economic Development Department, whose origin begins in 2011, is a partnership between the City of Artesia and Artesia Chamber of Commerce. The Economic Development Department has become a successful program of the Chamber of Commerce. It encourages communication and partnership among the leadership of the City and the Chamber and Economic Development. Artesia’s economy is a standout among New Mexico communities. Additionally, these durable industries have an unmistakable commitment to the community. Focus points of the program’s director continue to be workforce retention and creation. Additionally, it focuses on quality of life amenities, business retention, and development of new industry.