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Cities With Strange Names: Top 10 Hot Jobs in Truth Or Consequences NM
Name Change Boosts Local Economy
Hot Springs, New Mexico in Sierra County was the victim of a small and flagging economy in 1950, when the city fathers decided to apply to change the name of the town to Truth Or Consequences, after the popular radio (and later, TV) program of the era.
A town election official changed the name of the city of Hot Springs to Truth or Consequences and moderator Ralph Edwards from the radio show and the NBC production crew traveled to New Mexico to greet the city residents.
In fact, NBS aired a coast-to-coast live radio edition of Truth or Consequences from the city. All of the free publicity accumulated to boost the local economy through tourism and new business venture and this economic success has reached into the 21st century.
Tourism, Health, Education & Space
Notice that Truth Or Consequences is located near the largest New Mexico State Park - Elephant Butt - er - Butte.
In the accompanying photographs, the butte in the lake dwarfs the motor boat on the left side of one picture, down to a pinpoint. T Or C is located not far from White Sands NM as well, the site of national government aircraft and spacecraft testing.
A large number of travelers go to Truth Or Consequences and to Elephant Butte city, lake, and park for vacationing. The hot springs for which T Or C was originally named are still active and may contain some curative factors. regardless, they are warm and comforting to the many quests who stay in the area for their health concerns.
Overall, the percentage in increase of employment in New Mexico from 1997 - 2006 was significantly the highest in Southwest NM, including Truth Or Consequences and Elephant Butte City.
The Top 10 Industries in and around Truth Or Consequences and the Southwest Corner of New Mexico are:
- Health Care & Social Assistance
- Educational Services
- Local Government
- Retail Trade
- Accommodations - Hotels, motels, B & B's, hostels, campgrounds. See Soak.net to locate hot springs.
- Food Services
- Professional and Technical Services
- Other Services
Another fast-growing jobs and business sector in the T Or C area is Aerospace Industries, with commercial space flight available at Spaceport America, just 20 miles east of Truth Or Consequences and White Sands.
- The Spaceports Of North America - Ready For Business
Imagined Lunar mining facility. As of the end of 2012, North America supported 13 spaceports, with one in Canada and the reamining dozen in the USA.These ports are real and they are not all government operated. In fact, with the emergence of the...
Power From Hot Water
Pre WWII, there existed 40 hot springs spas locally and these reduced to 8 facilities in the early 21st century. They are still a source of frequent travelers looking for a cure for aches and pains. The New Mexico State Energy and Minerals Department sponsored geothermal energy projects in Truth or Consequences in the 1980s to begin a trend toward Green Industry and Environmental Development in the region. Geothermal heat sources have replaced other power sources at some of the commercial facilities.
Truth or Consequences
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Health Care and Medical:
- Sierra Vista Hospital
- Sierra Health Care Center
- Rio Grande Psychological Services
Health and Recreation:
- Blackstone Hotsprings
- Elephant Butte Inn & The Ivory Tusk Ivory Spa
- Sierra Grande Lodge and Spa
- T or C Golf Course
Wal-Mart Store; 2001 H.R. Ashbaugh Dr.; Truth Or Consequences, NM 87901 (575) 894-0343
The Gentleman From the State of New Mexico
As of August 12, 2008 a respected Truth or Consequences resident and active Hubber B.T. Evilpants threw his beret into the ring and announced his candidacy for Dictator - I mean President of the United States.
BT is campaining up to the time of the 2008 elections at B.T. For President and will continue in politics with all of its gravy and community affairs on additional sties around Hub Pages. Please enjoy them all.