Bisbee (pop. 5,318) is the county seat and the third largest municipality in Cochise County. It is located approximately 95 miles southeast of Tucson along State Route 80. Named the best historic small town in the United States by USA Today, Bisbee is a former mining community that has evolved into a thriving center for the arts, retail, and restaurants. Thanks to its close proximity to the international border towns of Naco and Douglas, Bisbee attracts thousands of visitors annually from Mexico, as well as throughout Arizona and beyond. It was also highlighted as one of the top 18 places to visit globally in 2018 by respected travel publisher Frommer’s.
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Brownfield Assessment Grant funding is available through September 2022 for projects in Cochise County. Money is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Property owners, developers, and community members are encouraged to nominate local properties for brownfield site assessments as soon as possible.