Sierra Vista , AZ Economic Development

Low Cost of Doing Business

Arizona prides itself on offering one of the lowest cost areas of doing business in the United States, primarily because of low taxes and small state government. While the national average of per-capita income going to taxes is 9.9 percent, here the number is only 8.4 percent. In addition, Arizona’s taxes on property, gas and personal income remain low compared to the rest of the country.

Per-Capita Income Going to Taxes


Additionally, property taxes here are the sixth-lowest in the country, and unemployment insurance tax is the fourth-lowest. Average costs for workers compensation are another advantage, with Arizona ranked 14th lowest nationwide by the American Legislative Exchange Council in 2015. Within Southeastern Arizona, Sierra Vista has the lowest combined tax rate in the region. (November 2015)

Cochise County
State County Local Total
Benson 5.6 0.5 3.5 9.6
Bisbee 5.6 0.5 3.5 9.6
Tombstone 5.6 0.5 3.5 9.6
Willcox 5.6 0.5 3.0 9.1
Douglas 5.6 0.5 2.8 8.9
Sierra Vista 5.6 0.5 1.95 8.05
Huachuca City 5.6 0.5 1.5 7.6
Pima County
Tucson 5.6 0.5 2.0 8.1