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Contact Person
Gussie Motter

Contact Email 
gmotter@cochise.az.gov

Location
1415 Melody Lane
Building G
Bisbee, AZ 85603

Phone
520-432-9215
Fax
520-432-5016

Economic Development

Cochise County is nestled into the southeastern corner of Arizona and encompasses 6,250 square miles of mountains, yucca-speckled grasslands, and unique cities and towns. The incorporated areas of Sierra Vista, Huachuca City, Benson, Bisbee, Tombstone, Douglas and Willcox are in close proximity to each other and, along with the border community of Sonora Mexico, foster a shared workforce and enjoy cross-market commerce. The County has a population of 135,537 (AZ Office of Employment and Population Statistics - 2011)

Cochise County balances high technology and aerospace industries with a rich agricultural setting and boasts:

  • Six general aviation airports with available land
  • Robust fiber-optic infrastructure
  • Access to major east-west freeway (Interstate 10) from all communities
  • Multiple electric cooperatives with reliable and cost effective power and natural gas providers
  • Fertile agricultural land with year-round growing season
  • Proximity to the Mexican border with two international ports of entry
  • Rail access

Cochise County's business climate is enhanced by a year-round climate with an average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. The wide-open plains and mountain reaches provide a cool respite from searing summer heat in other parts of the state. The elevations of the towns offer mild summers and temperate winters and the landscape responds to the climate with beauty and abundance. Cochise County attracts over 300,000 visitors per year who come to experience the region's rich cultural history and myriad outdoor recreation opportunities.

The county also offers:

  • 7 golf courses set around community living
  • Picturesque outdoor environment suitable for hiking, camping, birding and fishing
  • 5 hospitals providing comprehensive healthcare
  • Planned growth with new home developments and amenities to fit any lifestyle
  • Higher education with campuses for Cochise College, Arizona State University, and the University of Arizona placed strategically throughout the County