Welcome to Safford Economic Development!

About Safford


Business Friendly

As the retail center for all of Southeastern Arizona and portions of Western New Mexico, employment opportunities exist in a variety of sectors including health care, early childhood through post-secondary education, social services, retail, hospitality, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing. Arizona is a business-friendly state and Safford is a business-friendly city. With the largest population base in Graham County, including a one-stop shop owned by the City of Safford for all of your utility needs, amongst the lowest development fees in the state, a high-quality labor force and a regional population quickly approaching 50,000, Safford is an excellent place for your business. Transporting goods to and from your business is easy with a local airport and railway system, along with convenient connectability by highways and nearby interstates.


Small Town, Big Opportunities

There's a lot to be said for the high quality of life of small town USA, but there's also a lot to be said for the high quality of conducting business in a small town, especially when that small town offers many of the advantages of larger cities. Great retail amenities, entertainment, education, recreation, medical facilities, and weather all combine to make Safford a terrific place to live. Just as important, Arizona is a business-friendly state and Safford is a business-friendly city. If you're tired of the stress of the daily commute, the miles and miles of red tile roofs, the anonymity of urban living, discover Safford, where the pace is a little bit slower, the pleasures and necessities of life only minutes away, and the faces a whole lot friendlier. All of that, combined with a high-quality labor force and a regional population fast approaching 50,000 makes Safford an excellent place for your business. 


Welcome to Safford!

Welcome to Safford!

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Safford Economic Development

808 S 8th Avenue, Safford, Arizona 85546, United States

(928) 432-4140


Monday-Thursday, 7am to 6pm