Sierra Vista Business partners

Business Support Organizations


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Cochise College

Cochise College provides accessible educational opportunities that are responsive to a diverse population and lead to constructive citizenship, meaningful careers and lifelong learning.


University of Arizona South

To improve the prospects and enrich the lives of the people of Arizona and the world through education, research, creative expression, and community and business partnerships.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Embry-Riddle Fort Huachuca Campus , located at Fort Huachuca, offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as undergraduate certifications.


Information Technology Continuing Education Classes

Discover non-credit continuing education IT classes offered at convenient times during the day, evening and even on weekends at the University of Arizona South. Our goal is to meet the professional development needs of the U.S. Army’s Fort Huachuca military population and the related Southern Arizona community with defense and security training. We can help you acquire the knowledge, skills and credentials necessary to advance your career.

(520) 458-8278 x2300

Center for Lifelong Learning

The Center for Lifelong Learning provides non-credit education to the community and training solutions to businesses via online and in-classroom schedules. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for workforce development classes. Free lectures are also offered on a variety of public interest topics. CLL serves the Benson, Douglas, Santa Cruz/Nogales, Sierra Vista and Willcox communities.

SVUSD-Sierra Vista Unified School District

The Sierra Vista Unified School District provides educational opportunities to Sierra Vista’s K-12 children, accomplishing this through high quality teaching and learning in safe, supportive, school environments.


Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District

The Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District provides k-12 learning to military family members stationed at Fort Huachuca. They are keenly focused on student learning for every student based on strong academic standards, best practices, and data driven decision making.

Contact: (520) 458-5082



Arizona Workforce Connection

The Arizona Workforce Connection provides an integrated, high quality workforce development system. They act as a centralized, “one-stop” workforce system in each state, offering training, studies and reports, along with fostering public awareness through workforce development.

Contact: Vada Phelps



CDC Small Business Finance

CDC Small Business Finance is a non-profit lender providing capital to small businesses so they can expand, grow and create jobs in California, Arizona and Nevada. In 37 years, CDC has helped create over 160,000 jobs by leveraging more than $12 billion in loans to over 10,000 small businesses.

2375 E. Camelback Road,
Suite #600
Phoenix, AZ 85016
phone: (800) 817-3795

American Southwest Credit Union

American Southwest Credit Union provides local quality financial products and services to its to our community residents and businesses  from regular banking products to a wide variety of lending products such as Commercial, Industrial, Agribusiness, Consumer and Real Estate (Residential and Commercial).

Kathy Wise – Business Development Director
(520) 452-3087


Military Support

Fort Huachuca

Fort Huachuca is home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command. It is also the headquarters of Army Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) and the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) and the Electronic Proving Ground (EPG).

Huachuca 50

The Huachuca 50’s mission is to solely and exclusively promote the economic welfare of the Sierra Vista area by supporting the continuing development of Fort Huachuca.

Contact: Kevin Peterson


Regional Support

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create…

Contact: Jourdan Harding,
(602) 845-1210 

Cochise County, Bisbee, Douglas, Tombstone and Willcox

Working together, the cities within Cochise County effect change and economic growth regarding regional issues.

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SEAGO-SouthEastern Arizona of Governments Organization

The SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) is a regional planning agency, whose core function is to assist local governments in seeking cooperative solutions to area wide problems; to provide a forum for regional policy development; and to serve as a coordinating link between municipal, county, tribal, state, and federal agencies.


Cochise Water Project

The Cochise Water Project(TCWP) is a first-of-its-kind non-governmental 501c3 effort dedicated to conserving water in the Sierra Vista area. This non-profit organization is dedicated solely to the reduction of groundwater use in the Sierra Vista sub watershed by decreasing water use in both residential and commercial areas.

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Contact: Tim Cervantes 
(520) 732-2014

Southwest Gas Company

Soutwest Gas Company provides residential and commercial gas to the City of Sierra Vista.


Sulphur Springs Valley Electric

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing electricity to more than 51,000 services over some 4,100 miles of energized line including the City of Sierra Vista.

Contact: David Bane
(520) 515-3472

Business Support: Retention and Expansion

Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce

The Sierra Vista Area Chamber promotes business and provides leadership for the improvement of the community by creating a strong local economy, promoting business & the community, providing networking opportunities, representing the interests of business before government and influencing political action.

Contact: Mary Tieman (520) 458-6940

Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce drives economic development while advancing Hispanic Businesses and providing access to the Hispanic market.

Contact: (520) 620-0005

Cochise County Small Business Development Center

The Cochise County Small Business Development Center provides one-on-one business counseling, planning assistance, marketing, accounting, start-up, licensing, strategic planning, government procurement, technology development and identifying sources of capital along with a variety of other small business programs.

Contact: Mark Schmitt
 (520) 515-5478

Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. Council members work toward furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. These interactions contribute to the Council’s culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona.

Contact: Alex Rodriquez



AOT-Arizona Office of Tourism
The Arizona Office Tourism enhances the state economy and the quality of life for all Arizonans by expanding travel activity and increasing related revenues through tourism promotion and development.


Cochise County Tourism Council

The Council is responsible for promoting tourism within the Cochise County. They are a regional entity and encompass the towns of Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista, Tombstone and Willcox.

Contact: Alan Baker


Business Attraction

Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation

The Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation’s vision is to actively preserve and increase the economic strength of the southeastern region through actions focused on business retention, recruitment, expansion and business alliance development.

Contact: Mignonne Hollis

Industrial Development Authority of the City of Sierra Vista

The Industrial Development Authority provides financial assistance and leadership to stimulate the development of affordable housing, and community and economic development.

Contact: Frank Moro
 (520) 458-1666

Sierra Housing Resource Partners

The Sierra Housing Resource Partner (SHRP), Inc. is a non-profit, 501C(3), corporation that focuses on developing affordable housing with within the City of Sierra Vista.  By renovation existing homes and apartment buildings, SHRP focuses on developing communities that provide affordable housing with many amenities.  To date, they have completed more than eight projects including Crossing Point Villas and Crossing Point Homes.

Contact:  520.458.1666

University of Arizona Tech Park

Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona — a University of Arizona unit integrating technology commercialization, industry collaboration and the assets and activities of the Tech Parks with campus activities at the University of Arizona.



Business Partners

Sierra Vista wouldn’t be successful without our business partners. See who they are.