The Southern Gila County Economic Development Corporation is focusing on regional partnerships and the opportunities created through working together as a region. The SGCEDC is partnering with the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition (CCEDC) and the San Carlos Apache Tribe Planning & Economic Development Department to leverage resources, support mutually beneficial projects and promote a diversified economy in the Copper Communities region.
Local Food Hub Study
The SGCEDC and the CCEDC are conducting a local food hub study in the Copper Communities in partnership with Local First Arizona (LFA) and the financial assistance of USDA-Rural Development. The purpose of this study is to determine the level of interest and support of creating a locally grown food network that connects growers and consumers. The SGCEDC and the CCEDC have identified diversifying the local economy as priorities for both organizations and the combined regions. Please see the Copper Communities Food Hub Study page for more details.
The San Carlos Apache Tribe 5th Annual Business Opportunity Fair
The SGCEDC is supporting the San Carlos Apache Tribe Planning and Economic Development Department in planning and hosting the 5th Annual Business Opportunity Fair “Growing and Sustaining Our Native American Community through Entrepreneurship.” The event is scheduled for February 8 & 9 at the Apache Gold Casino and Resort. This is a great time to learn about doing business with the San Carlos Tribe and businesses on the San Carlos reservation. See the flyer below for registration details.