TUCSON RANKED TOP 10 U.S. CITY TO BEST RECOVER FROM COVID-19

“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.”

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TUCSON RELOCATIONS INCREASE AMONG TECHNICAL PROFESSIONALS

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."

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TUCSON RANKED #1 CITY FOR LARGEST SPIKE IN GOOGLE HOME SEARCHES

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

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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.

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 $29.6 billion.

Company Locates & Expansions: 175

Jobs Supported: 51,208

Economic Impact: $29.6 billion

Updated through 6/30/20

SUN CORRIDOR NEWS

  • February 22, 2021 Edmund Optics Inc. Opens New Assembly and Advanced Design Facility in Tucson, AZ

    Increases Domestic Manufacturing and Design Capabilities   February 18, 2021  – Edmund Optics®, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that it has opened a new Assembly and Advanced Design Facility in Tucson, AZ, where the company already has an established presence since 1998. This 21,225 sq. ft state-of-the-art facility expansion, located […]

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  • January 28, 2021 Tucson: Powering an Emerging Ecommerce Trade/ Retail Distribution Corridor

    Metro Tucson’s strategic southwest location provides easy and fast access to California, Mexico and Texas – three of the world’s largest economies. Metro Tucson is less than an hour from Mexico, Arizona’s number one trading partner; and an hour and a half from Phoenix, the nation’s fifth-largest city. Tucson is home to the Port of […]

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  • January 26, 2021 Pima County Tops in Attracting Talent to Area

    Source: Pima County Pima County made the biggest gains in the country in attracting talent to the region, according to recent analysis from Emsi, an international labor market data company. Their data crunchers regularly examine community trends in the competition for talent. This year, Emsi specifically analyzed how existing trends in remote work brought on […]

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  • CCG Catalyst Consulting, Arizona Bankers Association Announce The Arizona Fintech Council

    New initiative will connect fintechs across the world with US financial institutions to drive product and service innovation. For Immediate Release Contacts: CCG Catalyst Consulting 2375 East Camelback Road Suite 690 Phoenix, AZ 85016 480-744-2240 Arizona Bankers Association 111 W Monroe Street Suite 440 Phoenix, AZ 85003 602-258-1200 Public Relations & Press Contact Miranda Jenkins […]

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Just in – The Chuck Huckelberry Loop is America's No. 1 Trail! Sending a big thanks to everyone who voted for it in USA Today's "10Best ... Readers' Choice" contest. Now, get out and enjoy The Loop. More details: http://bit.ly/3bKYmNJ#lovetheloop

Weekend plans? Nonstop service is now available at @TucsonAirport to @INDairport, @provocity & @LASairport

50 technology jobs are being created in Tucson as @EdmundOptics Inc., a leading global supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics ... technology, opens a new assembly and advanced design facility in Tucson, AZ.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/F34D50DH7li
#economicdevelopment #optics #tech

Tucson-based Paragon Space Development Corp. will send a high-efficiency water-recovery system with @NASA to the International Space Station... to test its performance for future crewed flights.
http://ow.ly/sZhp50DBUUK

Tucson named to @Thrillist's Underappreciated American Cities You Should Totally Move To.
Cities to make the list share exemplary food, ... communal green spaces, an undercurrent of creativity, thriving LBGTQ communities, and ample nightlife.

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Congratulations to @PimaJTED on reaching a major milestone of graduating its 100,000th alumnus this academic year.

... http://ow.ly/NAf050Dvvnv

Living in Tucson, AZ offers a high quality of life and strong career opportunities for engineers. Read @RaytheonDefense employees’ ... opinions on living in Tucson, AZ.

http://ow.ly/jQLb50DrERh

Tucson tops rankings at #4 for Lowest Cost of Living by @move_hq.

#Tucson #AZ #affordableliving
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The new $4 million grant will provide training opportunities for @pimaarizona's workforce in cybersecurity, manufacturing, and ... transportation. These skills are in high demand from companies looking to expand and relocate to Tucson & Southern AZ.

http://ow.ly/1jfh50Dl1RB
#econdev

Pima County named #1 in the U.S. for the biggest gains for talent attraction by @EmsiData

“Notable companies like @RaytheonDefense, ... @CaterpillarInc, @amazon and others have taken notice and expanded operations in Southern Arizona."

Emsi: http://ow.ly/5MvQ50DjRhc?
#Tucson #AZ

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