Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Greenlee County is an untapped land with a variety of opportunities to see your entrepreneurial dreams thrive. With a growing population of families and businesses that support the mine, needs for commerce continue to expand. Not only can you start a successful business in Greenlee, you can also be a part of a collaborative and supportive business community that want to see you succeed.



Greenlee County supports a booming mining industry, but struggles to provide housing and lodging to new residents, contractors and visitors alike. With a multitude of affordable land, a variety of vacant buildings and a waitlist for housing that averages over 700, housing and hotel development provide an immediate opportunity to any developer.


specialty food market

Although the towns in Greenlee County are rural, many of the residents have relocated from urban areas and are seeking fresh, organic and specialty foods that are not currently available in local markets. A small, specialty food market in this area would cater to many families that seek specialty foods along with providing an outlet for local food producers that struggle to get to market.


recreation/outdoor store

Greenlee County provides a multitude of outdoor recreational experiences including tubing, rafting, kayaking, cycling, and camping; but for those that visit to enjoy the surrounding land there is a need for a recreational supply and/or repair shop.

Photo by  Tim Mossholder


Many families have made Greenlee County their home, so any new options for family activities would be well- received in the area. Identified as a key opportunity in Greenlee County in a study done by ASU,  “a drive-in theater can attract people of all ages in the community and serve as a gathering place where community cohesion can develop in a unique and entertaining environment.”

Photo by  Mink Mingle

Photo by Mink Mingle

coffee shop/bakery

Every community needs a hub for local connection and business activity. A coffee shop and bakery with regular hours, wi-fi and comfortable seating would provide an important ‘place’ for those that get their mornings started early.