A Logistics And Supply Chain Hub
Greater Nogales is a multi-cultural trade hub for manufactured goods and produce. It serves as Arizona’s gateway for international trade, with more than $26 billion of imports and exports, close to 300,000 trucks, 450,000 pedestrians and over 1.2 million cars annually.
Santa Cruz County, and especially Nogales, thrives on tourism, international trade, manufacturing, and services. Nogales is an Enterprise Zone and boasts a 200-year history of entrepreneurship, mercantilism and international trade.
International commerce is of vital importance to the Nogales economy. Mexican shoppers crossing the border on a daily basis generate over 60% of Nogales’ sales tax. Nogales, Arizona and its sister city, Nogales, Sonora, are home to one of the largest cooperative manufacturing (maquiladora) clusters and the largest port of entry for Mexican produce—over four billion pounds of fruits and vegetables enter through the Mariposa Port on an annual basis.
Impact and Trending Directions – Fresh Produce
The direct economic impact of fresh produce in greater Nogales, AZ is more than $303 million annually and more than 2,500 jobs, including primary and associated activities. Taking into account indirect and induced impacts, the industry supports more than 4,000 jobs and has an economic impact of $437.7 million to the area.
Impact and Trending Directions – Manufacturing
The direct impact of Maquiladora-related trade in greater Nogales is more than 206.8 million annually and more than 1,000 jobs, including primary and associated activities. Taking into account indirect and induced impacts, the industry supports more than 1,500 jobs and has an economic impact of $304.9 million to the area.