Las Cruces is located in the county of Dona Ana. It covers a total area of 135.0 sq. km. The economy of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, architecture, arts and crafts, automotive, boat equipments, construction, textiles, information technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, freight forwarding, health, insurance, metal and real estate, enhancing the economic viability of the city. Commercial spaces are utilized by yuth organization centers, thrift shops, surgical centers, service stations, seafood restaurants and riding academics, contribute to the local economy in a positive way.