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Economic Development

 "Benson's Principal Economic Activities"

Benson is situated along several trade routes: Interstate 10, State Route 80, State Route 90 and the main line of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., Apache Nitrogen Products, Benson School District and the Benson Hospital are the area's major employers. In addition to retail chain stores, there are several unique specialty shops found on the main 4th Street that offers a variety of goods. Many residents, however, commute to Tucson and Sierra Vista for employment and shopping.

The City supports a large retired population and is a winter refuge for visitors from colder climates. Its nearby historic and scenic sites are increasingly popular with tourists.

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Attached Document or FileArizona Commerce Authority Information Incentives, Services, Facts & Figures, About, and News & Events
Attached Document or FileCochise College - Center for Economic Research Information on the local, state and national economy

  Arizona Office of Employment and Population

Provides a wide variety of labor market and demographic information for Arizona, including: local area employment and unemployment statistics; occupation and industry employment estimates and projections; wage survey data; population data; and more.

  Benson Airport Information

Benson Municipal Airport E95
Benson Municipal Airport E95

Benson Municipal Airport is now a full-service, general aviation airport. Southwestern Aviation, our first fixed base operator provides; AVGAS and Jet AFuel, Car Rental, Flight Training, Aircraft Rental and aircraft sales.

The Airport is located 3 miles northwest of the the City. To visit the airport, drive north on Ocotillo for 1 mile past the interstate, then turn left on Aviation Drive for 3.2 miles.

Benson Municipal Airport is now the home of an aerial photography company,
Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc.

 Benson's Asset Inventory

Benson has just completed an asset inventory; a constantly changing work in progress.

  Cochise College Center for Economic Research

The Cochise College Center for Economic Research (CER) is dedicated to analyzing and interpreting economic information and education residents of Cochise County on the local, state, and national economy. The CER provides economic and demographic information, analysis, and forecasting to help community leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors make informed decisions.