Business & Economic Development

Patagonia means !!!BUSINESS!!!

The Patagonia General plan lays out two objectives for the Town relating to business growth and development:

Policy: Encourage expansion of existing and the construction of new, compatible, locally-owned businesses. 

Policy: Support tourist-based or other employment or revenue generating locally-owned, compatible, commercial development.

We plan to facilitate the achievement of these objectives in several ways.

a.) We will seek out and present assistance, where appropriate, for individuals looking to grow new or existing businesses that are consistent with our vision of the Town.

b.) We will simplify and streamline our procedures and requirement to make them as business-friendly as possible, again consistent with furthering our vision of the Town as spelled out in the General Plan.

c.)We will work with partners at the local, regional and state level to make resources available to start or grow compatible businesses in Patagonia.

If you are ready to start or grow a business in Patagonia call 520-394-2229 and let us help you get started.

Article 14-2-A-2 of the Town Code provides that the following limited commercial uses of a residential structure are permitted as a matter of right and shall not require a use permit as described herein:
a. a licensed home occupation

While we encourage and support home occupations, please remember that you must have a business license to qualify as a legal and permitted home occupation.
Please contact Town Hall if you have any questions and to make application for your business license.


For additional information about starting, operating and growing a business, visit the Arizona Commerce Authority website at Their free online Checklist Program is designed to help you easily navigate information on what you need to know, who you need to contact and where you need to go to license your business in Arizona. It also includes contact information for statewide resources and assistance to accelerate your business growth.

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P.O. Box 767 • Phone: (520) 394-2229 • Fax: (520) 394-2861• Patagonia, Arizona 85624