Are you interested in opening a business in Santa Cruz County?  
​Learn more about applying business licenses, building permits, etc. at please visit
www.santacruzcountyaz.gov

For information on permits & applications, please click here.

For information on building permits, please click here. 

For information on sales & business licensing,
please click here.

For information on bid opportunities, please click here. 

​For in depth look business directory of Santa Cruz County, 
​please click here. 

Are you interested in opening a business in Nogales, Arizona?
​Learn more about applying business licenses, building permits, etc. at please visit
www.nogalesaz.gov 

For the Business Resource Guide, please click here. 

For information on building permits, please click here.

For information on sales & business licensing,
please click here.

For information on turning on utility services,
please click here. 

For information on bid opportunities, please click here. 

​For in depth look on economic development resources,
​please click here. 

Government policies, regulations & additional information for businesses

The Arizona Commerce Authority Small Business Services’ free, online resource center provides information for every stage of business development:

ACA Checklist Program - designed to guide start-up, growing, and out-of-state businesses to commonly requested licensing information, as well as, statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth.

 Arizona Entrepreneur’s Edge - state’s official resource guide for starting, operating and growing a business in Arizona – available online, searchable and printable. Topics covered include business planning and research, business assistance and counseling, financial options and funding sources, business structures and registration, business license and tax information, labor guidelines and workforce assistance, technology business development, procurement, certifications and service provider programs and resources across the state.

Phone Number: (602) 845-1200

For more information please contact us at info@thenogaleschamber.org or (520) 287-3685. 

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: 

  1. ​Access to Capital (Business Financing)
  2. ​Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
  3. ​Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
  4. ​Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)


Their office is located at: 

2828 North Central Ave Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Phone Number: (602) 745-7200

The Nogales Community Development Corporation offers a variety of programs to help small businesses to grow and realize success.  With programs like business planning and micro loans for small enterprises and resources such as the Business Technology Resource Center and the Morley Avenue Entrepreneurial Development Area, NCD strives to integrate our business services with community revitalization to create progress in our community.

Their office is located at: 
124B N. Terrace Ave, Nogales, AZ 85621


Phone Number: (520) 397-9219 

Are you looking for small businesses resources? Contact the following organizations to see what they can do to further your business plans.

Resources for businesses & economic development tools  

Nogales, Arizona 


Founded in 1882
Incorporated in 1893
Elevation: 3,865 ft. 
Population: 20,456 (2013 Estimate based from U.S. Census Bureau)


Santa Cruz County, Arizona 


Incorporated in 1889

Population: 46,768 (2013 Estimate based from U.S. Census Bureau)

Demographics about Nogales-Santa Cruz County