Community Revitalization

Nogales Innovation Centers

Integral to the larger Nogales Community Campus are several new innovation centers located in adjacent properties in downtown Nogales that will offer the entire community an inspiring range of activities and opportunities. These centers are an exciting first for Nogales that immediately sets the community apart from almost every city of its size.

To ignite the future for Nogales entrepreneurs, the innovation centers will feature:

  • Business offices and services
  • A computer training lab
  • A community health training center
  • Business incubators including a commercial kitchen
  • Co-working spaces
  • Stackable formally-delivered trainings with peer learning
  • A cooperative “maker space” for inventing, building and hacking
  • Community gardens

True to the diverse nature of Nogales, the innovation centers will bring together a great combination of talent and potential in several neighboring gathering spaces. These centrally located social spaces will allow Nogales to prepare its citizens for good careers and to offer international trade employment opportunities, community health and small-business trainings as well as innovative education. Together, the complementary centers will offer critical career and business training, financial literacy and business loans, as well as housing opportunities and housing counseling.

These innovation centers at the Nogales Community Campus will include state-of-the-art offices, training and meeting spaces as well as business incubators. These new resources will strengthen the historic business core of Nogales. They’ll meet traditional challenges of health, food, housing, education and employment with new solutions, strongly encouraging entrepreneurship in the U.S.-Mexico border region.

Nogales Community Development is launching a capital campaign to raise $2 million for redevelopment of the Nogales Innovation Centers at different yet adjacent locations. Learn more and support our effort.

View The New Next brochure.

Find out how you can be part of the revitalized Nogales.  Contact Nils Urman: 520-313-3434 (cell) / 520-397-9219 (office) /