Business Support Organizations

Education

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

Expand your knowledge in business, education, science, technology, medicine, and more at the University of Arizona, and develop lasting community and business partnerships.

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

Cochise College Center for Lifelong Learning offers non-credit education, Continuing Education Units, and lectures. Schedule includes online and in-classroom learning.

Non-credit continuing education IT classes are offered during the day, evenings, and weekends, so brushing up your IT skills can occur when it’s convenient for you, thanks to U of A’s Continuing Education Classes.

 
 

Workforce Development

Arizona@Work provides an integrated, high quality workforce development system. Serving the Southeastern Arizona, Arizona@Work offers training, studies and reports to help you develop the skills you need, and find right-skilled employees for your business.

 
 
 

Financial Resources

CDC Small Business Finance is a non-profit lender providing capital to small businesses so they can expand, grow, and create jobs.

Lending products through American Southwest Credit Union include commercial, industrial, agribusiness, consumer, and real estate (residential and commercial), as well as community banking services.

 
 

Business Retention & Expansion

Promoting business and providing leadership, the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce supports the business community through  networking opportunities, advocating in the interest of business, and supporting a strong local economy.

The Sierra Vista Hispanic Chamber drives economic development while advancing Hispanic businesses and providing U.S. businesses with access to the Hispanic market.

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

The Arizona Technology Council offers events, educational forums, and conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees, and visionaries to make a positive impact on the technology industry.

The Sierra Vista Technical Assistance Program provides a variety of business development services and resources to businesses located in the greater Sierra Vista area that are seeking to diversity their business in areas not tied to the defense sector.

 
 
 

Business Attraction

The Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation strives to increase the economic strength of the southeastern Arizona region. Services include start-up business space, an innovation center, and low-interest loans for Sierra Vista West End businesses.

Sierra Vista’s Industrial Development Authority provides financial assistance and leadership to stimulate the development of affordable housing, and community and economic development.

Sun Corridor Inc. is a transformative economic development organization representing one of the most dynamic and growing major business centers in North America, encompassing four counties (Cochise, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz). A CEO-driven regional alliance that champions mega-regional issues that impact economic competitiveness and quality of life.

The Fort Huachuca 50 is dedicated to promoting the economic welfare of Sierra Vista by supporting Fort Huachuca and the many civilian workforce opportunities made available due, in part, to the military’s presence in Sierra Vista.