“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 $29.6 billion.

Company Locates & Expansions: 175

Jobs Supported: 51,208

Economic Impact: $29.6 billion

Updated through 6/30/20


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    Source: Site Selectors Guild Suburbs & Mid-Size Cities Are In, Big Cities Are Out; Site Consultant Survey Finds Shifting Corporate Location Preferences July 16, 2020 – Suburban areas and mid-size cities, followed by rural areas, will be the biggest winners of new corporate expansions and relocations, with large urban areas falling to the bottom of the […]

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  • July 14, 2020 Sun Corridor Inc. Names New Board Chair and Officers for FY 2020-2021

    For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Shaw Sr. Vice President (520) 609-5972 or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Sun Corridor Inc. Names New Board Chair and Officers for FY 2020-2021 TUCSON, AZ, July 14, 2020 – Sun Corridor Inc. today announces the following new leadership positions for the Fiscal Year 20-21 beginning July 1: Officers: Chair of the Board: Judy Rich, […]

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  • 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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Check out some of the updates to the passenger experience at the airport. In this section, we highlight changes you'll notice before you ... even step foot in the terminal. When you're ready to fly, we're here for you because TUS Cares https://bit.ly/3fu2YaU #Tucson #MaskUpAZ

The @uarizona is shaping the future of the internet with a new grant from @NSF. The "CQN [Center of Quantum Networks] aims to lay the ... foundations of the quantum internet, which will revolutionize how humankind computes, communicates and senses the world"


Sweet news! 🍪💙 TUS and @delawarenorth have partnered to thank airport essential employees - for every cookie purchased at @Brueggers ... or either @BeyondBread locations inside TUS another cookie will donated to our hardworking TUS team.

Tucson's startup community reaches new record at @uarizona with 19 companies for FY 2020. Between 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 @UAZTechLaunch filed ... 347 patents, executed 95 licenses & options for UArizona technologies, and received a record 87 issued patents.


Spot on, Glenn. The country will again grow and AZ will lead the way. Our economic foundation is strong and people know what we need to do ... to keep the economy moving forward. The work is never done, but I don’t see anybody stopping. https://twitter.com/GlennHamer/status/1287095785910198272

New announcement released by @navistar unveils manufacturing and investment partnership with local Tucson company, @TuSimpleAI.

"The ... production deal is a big step forward and the first of its kind in the highly competitive autonomous trucking space."

A new survey on the impact of COVID-19 names Tucson a strong potential candidate for new locations or expansion projects in the next year by... @SiteSelectGuild.


Tucson keeps making the lists! Appreciate the recognition.

Tucson named one of the next 25 tech talent markets for a second year in a row by @CBRE.


As Arizona struggles with COVID-19, leaders shoulder the good and bad.

CPLC will continue to support our Communities ⁦@GPLInc⁩ ... ⁦@GPEC⁩ ⁦@AZChamber⁩ ⁦@SunCorridorInc⁩ ⁦@SALCLeaders⁩ ⁦@NAZLeader⁩ https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/editorial/2020/07/14/arizona-struggles-coronavirus-leaders-shoulder-good-and-bad/5431852002/


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