What We Do
Sun Corridor Inc.’s role is to coordinate all economic development activities and programs within the Southern Arizona megaregion under one umbrella. The primary goal of Sun Corridor Inc. is to facilitate primary (non-retail) job and investment growth in the region. Our work also includes creating a competitive environment that allows primary employers to flourish and succeed.
Economies, both nationally and internationally, compete for jobs and capital investment based on regional strengths. The economic benefits of business expansion and attraction, no matter where physically located, transcend jurisdictional lines. Thus, the realities of the marketplace dictate that Sun Corridor Inc. be committed to the economic prosperity of the entire megaregion.
Sun Corridor Inc. brings together the interests of a broad range of private, public, academic and nonprofit groups to promote Southern Arizona as a single economic entity.
Driven by a Strategic Plan
Our efforts in facilitating job growth in a competitive environment are driven by a multi-faceted, data-driven strategic plan called the Economic Blueprint
. This plan includes a target list of industries that match the current and future assets of the megaregion and provide the best opportunity for long-term success.
Primary Industry Targets
Our Core Services
Our body of work includes the recruitment of primary companies, expansion of companies, retention of companies and marketing the region to a national and international audience. Sun Corridor Inc. works with both existing and new companies considering relocation and/or expansion. Specific activities associated with each include:
Central coordination of municipal, county and state economic development tools for Southern Arizona
Facility start-up assistance
Real estate and facility research assistance
Soft Landing Program
Supply chain assistance
Client site visits
National/International media tours
Relationship-building with site selectors
Relationship-building with real estate and economic development reporters
Email, newsletters, social media and web-based marketing