The Chamber’s mission is to “promote prosperity for all of Graham County by enhancing the business environment and the quality of life of all its residents.”
Becoming a member of the Graham County Chamber of Commerce is a great investment for any business. This progressive organization stands as a significant resource for area businesses, providing advantageous services directed at building a strong local economy, promoting community and strengthening legislative advocacy.
Additionally, Graham County and the State of Arizona offer a number of excellent workforce development services, designed for those seeking employment, as well as those employers in search of qualified workers. The residents and businesses of Graham County welcome all to enjoy “Life the way it ought to be” in this southeastern Arizona region!
We are committed to:
- Developing a Strong Local Economy
- Providing Networking and Educational Opportunities
- Promoting our Community and Tourism Entities
- Representing the Interests of Business With Government
History of the Chamber
Although Graham County was formed in 1881, Graham County Chamber of Commerce was not founded until 45 years later on April 12, 1926. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that the Chamber’s current building in the city of Safford was created and we’ve been there ever since.
The chamber has worked towards a stronger economy, promoting the county’s community and tourism, and has worked for the interests of its local chamber members businesses. Furthermore, the Chamber has helped to build relationships between businesses and the community to produce a stronger economy and community for everyone.
Graham County was named after the 10,516 foot Mount Graham, the highest peak in the area. In 1846 Mount Graham was named after Lt. Col. James Duncan Graham, a senior officer in Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Kearney’s U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers.
Graham County’s early history was one of exploration rather than settlement. Today, the county measures 4,630 square miles in size with 22 square miles of water.