International Community

Key Port Position In The Southwest

Nogales, Arizona has five ports of entry, three land ports, an international airport and a port crossing for the cattle industry. Mariposa is the #1 Port of Entry in the entire Southwestern U.S. and is one of the most modern and busiest border stations in the United States.

Nogales is Arizona’s International Gateway and the ideal place for international commerce and trade. With unparalleled customs and international business expertise readily available, businesses can reduce costs and maximize profits in Nogales. Nogales has low utility rates, a bilingual workforce, no municipal property tax, and more.


Connective Organizations

These Greater Nogales organizations can assist with business expansion and relocation.

Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority

Founded in December 2004, the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority (GNSCCPA) brings key stakeholders from Ambos Nogales together to address issues that impact Nogales’ ports of entry. Working with local, state, federal and international partners, the GNSCCPA strives to improve Arizona’s largest port facilities, streamline the crossing process at the Nogales ports of entry, and enhance economic development in the Nogales-Santa Cruz County region. For more information, please visit

Nogales Santa Cruz County Economic Development Foundation

The Nogales Santa Cruz County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) works to strengthen trade and economic development in the Ambos/Nogales region. The EDF assists firms operating in or interested in operating in Santa Cruz County and serves as a conduit for disseminating bi-national information of interest to business. The EDF is also the grantee of FTZ 60, Nogales’ Foreign Trade Zone, which has Santa Cruz County, Arizona as a service area. EDF works with interested operators to provide the benefits of the federal Foreign Trade Zone program to companies interested in locating in the region. For more information, please visit

Nogales Community Development

Nogales Community Development (NCD) manages projects for commercial revitalization, business support for entrepreneurs, asset development for individuals and affordable housing for families and individuals. Since its founding nearly 20 years ago, NCD has built a strong record of delivering services to individuals, families and businesses in the region. Over the last decade, NCD has secured over $16 million for community investment in the region, with $12 million invested in physical infrastructure and over $4 million invested in services for businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit

City of Nogales

The City of Nogales is dedicated to delivering responsive services that address our diverse community’s needs and enhance the quality of life. The City of Nogales accomplishes this through fiscal discipline, continuous improvement, straight-forward communication, wise stewardship of resources, and excellent customer service. For more information, please visit

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

Founded in 1944, the FPAA is a non-profit association of family-run businesses based in Nogales, Arizona. The FPAA is dedicated to helping member companies grow, harvest, market, and import fresh, flavorful produce from Mexico. They make sure that grocers, foodservice managers, and restaurateurs across America receive a cornucopia of delicious produce. From point of sale promotions to lobbying efforts at national and state levels, the FPAA is committed to representing the needs and interests of the produce industry. For more information visit

Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce

The Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce provides access to marketing, events, government, education and training, member partnerships providing discounts on programs such as health care, and many other services dedicated to helping our members excel in the Nogales-Santa Cruz County,  Southern Arizona & Mexico business community. For more information visit:

Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office serves as the fiscal agent to all school districts in Santa Cruz County, and acts as a liaison to the Arizona Department of Education. For more information visit:

El Consulado General de Mexico en Nogales

The Consulate of Mexico in Nogales is a diplomatic representation of a country’s government in another country. They have been great scholarship sponsors of  “IMEBECAS” who helps many low income students  reach their goals. For more information visit:     135 W Cardwell St Nogales Arizona 85621 Telephone:5202872521; 5202873381; 5202873386 Fax:5202873175

Arizona-Mexico Comission

The Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) is Arizona’s premier cross-border nonprofit organization. There mission is to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life for all Arizonans through strong, public/private collaborations in advocacy, trade, networking and information. For more for information please visit