- Economic Development
- Business Startup Checklist
- Do Your Research!
Do Your Research!
Using the OptSites, or Xeligent you can search available properties in and around Douglas , review sites and compare local properties to others throughout the nation.
Find out where resources are available to aid your research on business basics.
The Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation actively preserves and increases the economic strength of the southeastern region through actions focused on business retention, recruitment, and expansion and business alliance development.
The Cochise College Small Business Development Center is Cochise County’s most accessible source of assistance for small businesses at every stage of development and can help you in planning your business.
Before moving in or signing a contract, contact Planning and Zoning Department for zoning compliance. Inspectors will perform a courtesy inspection at anytime at no charge.
Demographic & Market Data
Any successful business needs customers, so one of your first priorities should be getting to know who they will be.
The Greater Douglas Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to creating a strong local economy, promoting business and the community, providing networking opportunities, representing the interests of business before government, and influencing political action.
Before hanging up a banner advertising your grand opening, please contact the City. Both permanent and temporary signs are regulated by the City to promote an orderly and aesthetically pleasing appearance for our community.
Tapping into the Hispanic Market
The mission of the Douglas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to advocate for and provide services to help grow its members’ businesses in Douglas bilingual and bi-cultural region.
Using the City of Douglas Brand
The City of Douglas brand is available for use by local businesses, including re-using elements within your own brand messaging.
Workforce & Training
When you are ready to start staffing up, Arizona Workforce Connection provides an integrated, high quality workforce development system.
Working with the City
The City of Douglas Economic Development Department is here to help you navigate the hurdles new businesses face.