Logistics and Supply Chain Expertise
The business environment in greater Nogales, AZ has a long history in logistics and supply chain services, in providing specialized services, experienced workforce, and public infrastructure. Sales tax in the region is 6.6% (Santa Cruz County outside Nogales limits), or 8.6% (Nogales). Corporate income tax is 6.5%. The tax climate for Arizona is very positive for unemployment insurance and property tax, with relatively low individual income tax. State of Arizona incentives are Arizona State Business Tax Climate Index.
|Arizona State Business Tax Climate Index (July 2014: source taxfoundation.org)|
|Overall Index Rank||Corporate Tax Ranking||Individual Income Tax Ranking||Sales Tax Ranking||Unemployment Insurance Ranking||Property Tax Ranking|
|Traded Cluster Employers||Non-Traded Cluster Employers|
|E.D.S. Manufacturing||Home Depot|
|Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico|
|Dependable Home Health|
|Carondelet Health Network (Holy Cross Hospital|
|Mariposa Community Health Center|
|Nogales Unified School District|
|Santa Cruz Unified School District #35|
|City of Nogales|
|County of Santa Cruz|
|Department of Homeland Security/Customs and Border Patrol/Immigration and Naturalization Service|
The largest employers in greater Nogales, AZ include both traded and non-traded cluster companies. Larger employers in traded clusters generate new wealth for the region and include transportation, logistics and distribution functions that serve the produce and manufacturing industries in the region. Non-traded cluster companies include retail, hospitality, medical, education and government. These companies largely redistribute wealth within the region, particularly if they are owned locally.
Connective OrganizationsThese Greater Nogales organizations can assist with business expansion and relocation.
|Organization Name||Street Address||City||Phone|
|Greater Nogales Santa Cruz Port Authority||PO Box 4518||Rio Rico, AZ 85648|
|Nogales US Customs Broker Association||PO Box 2770||Nogales, AZ 85628||520-980-5606|
|Fresh Produce Association||590 E Frontage Rd||Nogales, AZ 85621||520-287-2707|
|Association of Maquiladoras of Sonora, A.C.||Nogales Industrial Park km 6||Nogales, Sonora, MX 84096||(631) 314-0111, 0112, 1228|
|Nogales Community Development||124B N Terrace Ave||Nogales, AZ 85621||520-397-9219|
|Nogales Economic Development Foundation||PO Box 1688||Nogales, AZ 85621||520-287-3671|
|Nogales Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce||123 W Kino Park||Nogales, AZ 85621||520-287-3685|
|City of Nogales||777 N Grand Ave||Nogales, AZ 85621||520-287-6571|
Cross Border Organizational InterconnectivityThe border region connects via the Nogales-Santa Cruz County Port Authority (Port Authority) a public-private partnership whose members and ex-officio members represent key stakeholders in Ambos Nogales—both Nogales, Arizona and Sonora, México. In addition to making the international ports of entry and surrounding areas the most efficient and effective for generations to come, the Port Authority leads collaborative strategic planning efforts that strengthen the regional economy, improve international trade and spur tourism and community development.
Information ResourcesReference sources for information about the business environment include:
Learn more about the quality of life in the region at the Nogales USA website.