Douglas (pop. 16,534) is located along the U.S.-Mexico border and is the second largest city in Cochise County. It is approximately 120 miles southeast of Tucson, and 70 miles southeast of Interstate 10. U.S. Route 191 directly connects Douglas to I-10. The city shares an international border with Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, with a population of nearly 80,000. The Douglas Port of Entry is the second largest commercial port in Arizona, measured by total value of imports and exports. The port is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to vehicle and pedestrian traffic, supporting thousands of visitor crossing daily. The Douglas retail market serves an estimated population of 100,000, with the majority of cross border visitors entering the United States for the purposes of shopping.
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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.