New Mexico welcomes business and makes it easy to get started. Although the state maintains consumer and environmental protections, it keeps processes simple and costs low. The state is not highly bureaucratic, although it is mildly understaffed. Entrepreneurs will find relatively low taxes and easy entry possible in the Old Southwest.
In New Mexico, assisted Living Facilities offer the elderly the opportunity to remain independent. ALFs provide personal assistance and meals, while still giving seniors their own apartments and/or rooms. These non-medical facilities carry significant responsibility for the care and welfare of elders and therefore have their own licensing category in most states. In many cases, counties and cities also place permit and licensing requirements on ALFs.