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“Gathering Grounds Coffee House & Grill, Helping Local Artist’s Gain Recognition”

The Gathering Grounds Coffee House & Grill has been open for over 20 years, it is located in central Patagonia. Now owned by Mrs.Doles and her family, they serve a variety of coffee and have a very healthy menu with a variety of choices to choose from. Mrs.Doles first started working there when she was 14 as a server. While ... Read More »

“Visible Economic Growth in Santa Cruz County”

After the economic recession, we witnessed a large number of businesses disappear in Santa Cruz County as a result of it. Now we slowly see big franchises, and locally owned businesses opening in our area. This is a clear sign of economic growth.  We are witnessing a surge of new stores and restaurants slowly making their way into our small ... Read More »

USDA Administrator Facilitated a Roundtable Hosted by NCD, Tour Energy and Community Projects

More Than $74 Million in Investments in Rural Arizona Projects Highlighted USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) Administrator Lillian Salerno began a three-day visit to southern Arizona to lead a business roundtable and tour USDA investments in renewable energy and community projects. This morning, Salerno facilitated a roundtable hosted by the Nogales Community Development Corporation (NCD) to help rural businesses, including ... Read More »

Confirma Continental confianza en el desarrollo de Nogales

El presidente municipal Ramón Guzmán Muñoz acompañó a directivos y personal de la empresa maquiladora Continental del ramo de la electrónica, en la inauguración de un Centro de Enseñanza y la ampliación del área de manufactura de 500 metros cuadrados; actualmente esta compañía emplea a mil 910 personas en Nogales. El Alcalde cortó el listón de inauguración de estas dos ... Read More »

Mr. C’s Restaurant and NCD Receive State Award

USDA Rural Development State Director Alan Stephens was in Nogales Thursday, March 13, to present an award to Mr. C’s Restaurant and Nogales Community Development Corporation, in recognition of the agency’s partnership with the local nonprofit to help new and existing businesses through federal funds. Nogales Community Development Corporation (NCD) is one a handful of organizations in Arizona authorized to ... Read More »

Looking at the year ahead

TO OUR READERS The start of a new year is always a good time to reflect on what is going well and what we can improve in our personal and professional lives, as individuals and as parts of an organization. Looking at the year ahead, the editorial staff at Border Eco remains committed to sharing the best of our community ... Read More »

How to establish a budget for 2014

Resolutions abound come the dawn of a new year. Fitness and finances tend to dominate many people’s resolutions, with the goals of shedding a few pounds and saving more money both being popular resolutions. For those whose focus will be on finances in the coming year, establishing a budget for the new year is a good place to start. The ... Read More »


UniSource Energy Services (UES) has closed its local payment department and has also changed locations to its new facilities located on West Mariposa Road inNogales. The new location was formally Pat BeckDodge Chrysler Jeep Dealership, which closed its doors in 2009. The biggest change in the transition is the closure of the lobby area which served as a payment center ... Read More »

International Trade Summit & Expo

The second semi-annual International Trade Summit & Expo was held April 26, 2013 at the Esplendor Resort in Rio Rico. “We invited people from throughout Arizona and Sonora to attend the event and learn firsthand the benefits of engaging in international trade through Nogales,” stated Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino. The First event was held November 7, 20122 at the Americana ... Read More »

SCC Superintendent hosts Building Partnerships forum

The Santa Cruz County (SCC) Superintendent of Schools Alfredo I. Velasquez held the first building partnerships in education forum this past March 19, 2013. The forum provided gathering of community leaders to discuss educational issues to better the future of local youth. The session hosted presentations from Susan Carlson, Executive Director for the Arizona Business Education Coalition (ABEC) and Michael ... Read More »

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