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  • Writer's pictureSuperior, Arizona

Superior profile by Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona is an amazing organization that is dedicated to building opportunity in Arizona. Their vision is an Arizona economy that is sustainable, resilient, and celebratory of diverse cultures.

The Town of Superior has had the pleasure of working together with Local First Arizona and this profile is just one of the things that has come out the relationship.


To explore more of the work that Local First has done highlighting all the locally owned businesses and organizations - click on the headlines below:

There’s a feeling you get when a unique opportunity has just passed you by; that something (or some place) extraordinary is tugging at the back of your mind, waiting to be discovered. Superior, AZ is that place. Tucked into the breathtaking backdrop of the Pinal Mountains along U.S. 60, Superior is home to some of Arizona’s most beautiful trail systems, inspirational scenery and a community profoundly committed to its next generation. 

Although its history and future may be deeply embedded in copper, the heart of this community will always be family...and everyone is family. As you walk through town, it is not uncommon to see local residents chatting along Main Street, congregating at Little League games or socializing over a cool beverage in the park. Each person in the community feels a sense of ownership and dedication to contributing to positive growth for Superior. Those who have lived in the town for generations are known to be strong-willed, adaptive, and tenacious; having always worked together to build up their community despite having very few resources to do so. Superior is a place of peace with a sense of security and an air of ambition that inspires and energizes all who visit.

Superior is a place where history is celebrated through art. When you visit Superior, you’ll find a plethora of outlets for artistic representation of Arizona’s history and the beauty of our heritage. Whether you’re into art galleries or antiquing, Superior has a variety of options to appreciate the Arts.

Superior is an outdoor enthusiasts dream! With destination locations like the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and an expansive landscape offering beautiful vistas along hiking, biking and rock climbing paths, Superior is one of Arizona’s best locations to experience the outdoors.

In a town of less than 3,000 people, you may not expect to find a wide variety of food options, but in Superior everything is a surprise! Within an hour of Phoenix, Superior may be one of the best kept secrets for dining experiences across the state. From fresh food markets to unique dining spaces featuring menus full of family recipes, Superior is a fantastic place to get a tasty meal.

In recent months, there has been a lot of investment interest and actual commitment to the growth of the Superior community. Within a few years, community growth will be seen with the development of the mining industry which poses a variety of opportunities to capitalize on current and future community needs. The following businesses have been identified by Superior locals as opportunities that exist for those with an entrepreneurial spirit.

With all the outdoor beauty, quirky community attractions, and delicious restaurants visitors can’t miss when exploring Superior; visitors should plan to spend a few nights in one of the unique locally owned lodging options in the community.



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