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, smog or emission check facilities are common in states with tight air pollution controls. States like California and New York allow facilities that are not auto repair businesses to perform emission tests and issue official reports required for vehicle licensing and renewal. Emissions testing shops must hold special state licenses and in some cases, licensing agreements to operate their computer systems.