The Arizona Border Counties Coalition (ABCC) was created in 2017 and consists of one representative from each participating county (Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz & Yuma) selected by the participating county’s board of supervisors. The role of the coalition is to help move local, state, and federal legislation and regulation forward that help advocate and/or accelerate economic development opportunities in southern Arizona with a specific focus on policies and issues that affect the quality of life and economy along the border.
ABCC’s mission is to advance economic development opportunities along the Arizona-Mexico border as well as identifying disproportionate fiscal cost transfers to the border counties.
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.