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SOUTHERN ARIZONA’S ECONOMIC ENGINE

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 $30.6 billion.

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Updated through 3/24/21

Targeted Industries

Commercial Aviation

Quick Highlights

Tucson & Southern Arizona meet all needs for commercial aviation with access to a premier workforce through Pima Community College’s Aviation Center of Excellence and shovel ready properties.

Companies operating here include
Bombardier, Ascent, Honeywell, Meggitt, Sargent and Universal Avionics.

E- Commerce and Distribution

Quick Highlights

Looking to improve your current e-commerce and distribution operations? Tucson & Southern Arizona have 100-acre real estate parcels, the Port of Tucson and Southeast Employment & Logistics Center. Our workforce is prepared and expertly trained to support your business with the University of Arizona’s Operations Management major.

Notable companies operating here include
Target.com, HomeGoods, Home Depot and Amazon.

Mining Technology

Quick Highlights

Southern Arizona supplies 60% of the nation’s copper (US Geological Survey USGS, 2015) and is a hub for tech talent, providing the workforce your business needs to succeed. This standing is nationally recognized as Tucson was ranked #1 of up-and-coming tech talent market (CBRE, 2019).

Notable businesses in the region include Caterpillar, Hexagon Mining, Modular Mining (a Komatsu Company) and Freeport-McMoRan.

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Welcome to the team, Michael Musca! With three decades of experience across a wide diversity of airports, our new Director of Properties and Concessions brings a wealth of knowledge and airport understanding to the TAA #Tucson https://bit.ly/3gLiF0B

NEW HOURS: Our partnership with @pchd & @AZDHS will keep COVID-19 vaccines available in our terminal. Everyone is welcome on Mondays and Fridays 11:30am - 2:30pm. Find the POD on our lower level behind bag belt 7. We are in this together #Tucson

Heads up! Starting this week we will have some roadwork around the parking garage and rental car area. If you need either of those, please give yourself a few more minutes. Thank you for your patience! https://bit.ly/3hdRTy7

Testimonials

“We are proud to have Raytheon Missiles & Defense headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. The region’s workforce, infrastructure and community support are fundamental to our plans and enable us to meet the growing demand from our customers.”

Wes Kremer
President, Raytheon Missiles & Defense

“We’re a strong believer in economic development – it’s a pretty simple equation to know that in our business if our community does well, we do well. So economic development has always been part of our plan, in particular as Sun Corridor Inc. was formed. We’ve been very enthusiastic in our support for Sun Corridor Inc. and the work that’s being done.”

David G. Hutchens
President & CEO, Fortis Inc.

“We see our partnership with Sun Corridor Inc. as critical to our ability for our business to grow. When Sun Corridor Inc. works to recruit businesses to come to Tucson and also helps businesses expand in Tucson, that helps our business. It’s a very strategic partnership.”

Lisa Lovallo
Market Vice President, Southern Arizona Cox Communications
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