Thatcher Economic Development

Business placement | retention | expansion | recruitment

Programs that make the Thatcher community and workforce better!

About Us

Helping businesses succeed

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Whether you’re an existing business or planning to relocate or start a new business in town, we're here to help!

Location, location, location!

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Located in the heart of the Gila River Valley, Thatcher is the geographic center of a growing and vibrant economic region!

Best business sites in the region

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Combining location and transportation access, Thatcher boasts some of the best business sites in Graham County!

Economic Development Asset Inventory

Key information, data & statistics (population, demographics, age groups, income levels, educational attainment, poverty rates, labor force, employment, workforce (by occupation & industry), housing units, commercial properties for sale, planning & zoning resources, hotels, restaurants, K-12 & higher education opportunities, health care providers, weather, climate, visitor information, homes for sale, transportation infrastructure, distance to major metro markets, utility & telecom providers, incentives, taxes, regulation, financial services, census data, maps & more)

Asset Inventory

It's easier and simpler to do business in Thatcher!

Easier, Simpler

Keep more of your money

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Thatcher’s tax structure will improve your economic outlook! From our low sales tax to our city property tax rate of zero, along with zero development fees, Thatcher is one of the most competitive locations in Arizona. It's our philosophy that when you keep more of your money, there’s more money that remains in the community. This idea comes from our farming heritage, turning back into the soil so that each future crop yields an even greater abundance. Thatcher is fiscally conservative: If we don’t need it, we don’t buy it. Unlike many municipalities today, Town of Thatcher historically carries no debt obligation.

Moving the goods

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Moving the goods is remarkably easy whether you elect to use air, rail, or highway—it’s at your fingertips in Thatcher. There are key sites with direct rail access to the mainline of the Arizona Eastern Railroad. This shortline ties the copper-rich mining regions of Arizona to the Union Pacific transcontinental line just 38 miles to the south. Excellent truck service is also available linking Thatcher with the major markets of Southern California and Dallas/Ft. Worth—all with 24-hour delivery. Phoenix is 2.5 hours to the west via U.S. 70. Well paved U.S. 191 links the region with I-10 a short 40 minutes to the south. Via I-10, Thatcher is linked to both the east and west coasts. Only 10 miles from town hall is the jet-capable Safford Regional Airport. Services include fuel, avionics installation and service, airframe and power-plant maintenance, as well as aircraft rental and charter. The airport is 74 nautical miles northeast of Tucson International Airport and 124 nautical miles southeast of Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. 

Unqualified success

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Thatcher’s no-nonsense staff is ready to become your partner in making your location into our town an unqualified success. Often, decisions can be secured within hours and many permits can be obtained in less than 10 working days from application. The town is well equipped to handle the horizontal development needs of most any size project. Electric and gas installations are charged based on actual costs as project specifications indicate (with no add-ons). There's a flat initial connection fee for sewer hookup and a per-unit charge thereafter. The Thatcher wastewater facility currently operates at about 50% capacity and rates are among the lowest in the state. Thatcher provides electric service within town limits through its interconnection with the Graham County Electric Cooperative and rates are among the lowest in Arizona.

Contact Us

Let us know how we can help your business succeed, or if you'd like to learn more about our programs that make the Thatcher community and workforce better!

Thatcher Economic Development

3700 W Main St, Thatcher, Arizona 85552, United States

(928) 428-2290

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