The city of Hobbs is located in the county of Lea. The city covers a total area of 49 sq. km. The economic development of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, arts and crafts, automotive, construction, manufacturing, information technology, finance, insurance, real estate, telecommunication and tourism. Commercial spaces available in the city are utilized by thrift shops, educational institutions, tanning salons, spas and saunas, seafood restaurants, recreation centers, night clubs and libraries.