Greenlee County Economic Development
A place we call home sweet home with pride, a great place to raise a family
A hidden treasure and land of many opportunities with all the advantages of the slow pace of rural Arizona living
Culturally diverse and historically significant; we envision the future by embracing the successes of the past
The proper balance of leveraging natural resources while preserving them. Understanding our complex talent pool and providing an environment that encourages long-term economic health and vitality for all!
According to Freeport, "Morenci is one of North America’s largest producers of copper and one of the largest open-pit mines in the world with great potential for growth and continued prosperity."
According to Freeport's annual economic impact statement, "Morenci and Safford mines generated an estimated $499.6 million in economic benefits for Greenlee and Graham Counties and approximately $1.3 billion for Arizona in 2018." As of 2018, Freeport's Morenci and Safford operations directly employed 5,000 workers. Adding in the ripple effects of spending by Freeport-McMoRan and its employees, Freeport was responsible for 13,282 jobs in the region in 2018.
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In 2017, Greenlee County won the NADO Innovation Award (the only winner in Arizona) for their "creative approach to advancing regional community and economic development and improved quality of life" through the Health – The Highway to Greenlee County, Arizona initiative!
Greenlee County is dedicated to providing safe roads for everyone. We're a hands-free community with our own distracted-driving ordinance because we care about safety and the lives of our residents and visitors. Welcome to our safe community!