“The most dynamic recoveries may well bypass traditional powerhouses and take place instead in areas that either were or were poised to lead the way in 2020 before everything changed.”



Tucson is positioned to succeed post COVID-19 with "more computer programmers moving from the San Francisco Bay Area to more affordable inland cities such as Nashville or Tucson, Ariz."



Tucson ranked #1 city for home searches with the largest spike in Google searches for "Homes for Sale" since COVID-19 outbreak.



COVID-19 Update

While our offices are currently not open to visitors, Sun Corridor Inc. is committed to conducting business as usual with clients, investors and community partners on a remote basis. To reach our staff, click here.

Sun Corridor Inc. is closely monitoring reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We will continue to reevaluate this situation as developments occur and will provide updates online here.

Tucson/Southern Arizona business groups are working together to provide COVID-19 resources and recovery assistance to our industry partners, members and investors. A centralized resource page can be found here: https://tucsonchamber.org/covid19/
Learn about resources in Pima County here.
Learn about resources from the Arizona Commerce Authority here.


Sun Corridor Inc. is a transformative economic development organization representing one of the most dynamic and growing major business centers in North America.  Located in Southern Arizona and encompassing four counties (Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise), Sun Corridor Inc. is a CEO-driven regional alliance whose members aggressively champion mega-regional issues that impact economic competitiveness and quality of life.

The organization has helped to drive significant business investment into the Tucson and Southern Arizona region through primary job creation, resulting in an economic impact of $29.5 billion.

Company Locates & Expansions: 173

Jobs Supported: 50,989

Economic Impact: $29.5 billion

Updated through 12/5/19


  • May 12, 2020 Getting Back to Work: Lessons and Trends From Key Employers

    May 7, 2020 Zoom Webinar Summary     Moderator: Joe Snell President & CEO Sun Corridor Inc. Panelists: Dave Hutchens CEO, UNS Energy COO, Fortis, Inc. Wes Kremer President Raytheon Missiles & Defense Lisa Lovallo Market Vice President, Southern Arizona Cox Communications Ian McDowell Vice President & Tucson Regional Director, Building Group Sundt Construction   […]

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  • April 22, 2020 Where We Stand: Economic Impacts of COVID-19

    April 20, 2020 Zoom Webinar Summary     Moderator: Joe Snell President & CEO Sun Corridor Inc. Panelists: Judy Rich President & CEO TMC HealthCare Nancy Johnson CEO El Rio Health Chad Whelan CEO Banner – University Medicine Tucson George Hammond Director Eller College Economic and Business Research Center The University of Arizona     […]

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  • April 18, 2020 Private university coming to Tucson has local business leaders lining up to collaborate

    By Gabriela Rico Arizona Daily Star The Catholic University of America, based in Washington D.C., is opening its first satellite campus this fall in a unique partnership with Pima Community College, giving Tucsonans the opportunity to get a bachelor’s degree from a private, Catholic university locally. Click the link to learn more about the Catholic […]

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  • February 19, 2020 SNHU Officially Unveils New Southwest Operations Center in Tucson, AZ

      Contact: Lauren Keane Southern New Hampshire University 203-695-2264 l.keane@snhu.edu       SNHU Officially Unveils New Southwest Operations Center in Tucson, AZ SNHU officials using huge scissors to cut a blue ribbon at the university’s new southwest operations center in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson, AZ (Feb. 19, 2020) – Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) celebrated […]

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Pima County's new program by @pchd, Ready For You, helps the public and business navigate COVID-19 safety.

The program helps the public to ... know which businesses are now following regulations and guidelines - established by Pima County – to minimize the risk of exposure.

Today marks the launch of the world’s first Autonomous Freight Network (AFN) by @TuSimpleAI with UPS, Penske, U.S. Xpress, and McLane.

... Learn more about the future of autonomous trucking:

Looking for a high paying tech job? Tucson was ranked among the top 50 cities for tech salaries in the U.S. by @businessdotorg.

... https://www.business.org/business/startup/highest-tech-salaries/

New global rankings recognize @uarizona as a world's top higher education institution.


The City of Tucson and Pima County partnered with Hownd to bring revenue and customers to businesses with our
Support Our Local Deals (SOLD)... program. Zero risk and zero cost. Available to all businesses located in Tucson and Pima County. Sign up at http://hownd.com/Tucson-Pima.

Now boarding @Allegiant's flight from TUS to Provo, Utah. It seems like just yesterday we were snapping this pic for the launch of the ... destination. As routes return and you're ready to fly again, we're here for you, #Tucson.

This is why I love #Tucson. Mayor Romero leads a group of over 50 volunteers to clean downtown after the weekend protests. Let’s help ... businesses affected @TucsonRomero @VisitTucsonAZ @VamosaTucson @TucsonChamber @Sundt @hslproperties @rionuevotucson1 @SALCLeaders @DowntownTucson

Did you know that @UAZInnovation serves as the @AMCprizes' hub for the Southwest region?


When you're ready to fly again, we have you (and our floors) covered. Our maintenance team is lining up distance dots in typically crowded ... areas like security lines, baggage claim & jet bridges. Our updates around the airport will continue this weekend because TUS Cares

REMINDER: Don't forget to tune in at 12:30PM today to hear from Jim Buie, President of @InvoltaLLC on the @buckmastershow #tucson


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