OPPORTUNITY RISING: TUS BLUEPRINT

The 2019 TUS Blueprint is a new vision for commercial development of both Tucson airports (Tucson International and Ryan Airfield), incorporating major stakeholder input for asset mapping, gap analysis and new growth strategies/tactics.

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POSITIONED FOR PROGRESS

The Southern Arizona/Sonoran region, with a total population of 4.25 million, is a binational, world-class center in integrated research, manufacturing and supply chain strength.

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WHERE TALENT CONVERGES

As one of the fastest growing megaregions in the U.S., the continuing in-migration of talent at all levels positively impacts the regional economy and translates into increased workforce availability. Combined with being ranked as a top five entrepreneurial city, Tucson and Southern Arizona is well equipped to meet your workforce and talent needs.

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DATA THAT DRIVES DECISIONS

Workforce, available properties and sites, cost of doing business. These are all critical components of any relocation or expansion decision. Sun Corridor Inc. is home to this information and is ready to assist you to find the data you need.

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COVID-19 Update

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.


As of Monday, May 18th, our office is currently open. Amid ongoing concern about Coronavirus (COVID-19), 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.


Sun Corridor Inc. is committed to responding to clients, partners & investors by conducting business as usual during this time. To reach our staff, click 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 $29.5 billion.

Company Locates & Expansions: 173

Jobs Supported: 50,989

Economic Impact: $29.5 billion

Updated through 12/5/19

SUN CORRIDOR NEWS

  • 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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Don't miss the @buckmastershow tomorrow 5/27 at 12:30PM to hear from Jim Buie, President of @InvoltaLLC.

Why Tucson? A Top 20 research university and emerging tech strengths will lead to innovation and new ideas in a post-COVID world.

"FreeFall Aerospace and Electronic Design and Development Corp., or ED2, have formed FreeFall 5G to combine FreeFall’s advanced antenna ... technology with ED2’s 5G communications capabilities."

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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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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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TSA is incorporating @CDCgov guidance on #socialdistancing into checkpoint security operations. This includes increasing the distance ... between travelers, placing visual reminders of appropriate spacing & staggering security lanes in use where feasible. Our #TSAofficers thank you!

When you're ready to fly again and you land in #Tucson to enjoy our award-winning city (see city bracket), we suggest admiring the cacti of ... @SaguaroNPS from a safe distance 🌵😎🏜 https://twitter.com/StoreyClayton/status/1262729845684998144

EXCLUSIVE: The University of Arizona gives vows to reopen in the fall and gives @tomllamasABC a look at its research labs where it's ... developed and can process COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody tests.

“There is a lot of focus now on reshoring manufacturing. We should be focusing on pulling that manufacturing back to the U.S., back to ... Arizona.” – Dave Hutchens

Check out the biggest takeaways and current impacts of COVID-19 on Tucson leaders' operations.
https://bit.ly/gettingbacktoworkCOVID19

Catch up on the biggest takeaways from local business leaders Dave Hutchens, Wes Kremer, Lisa Lovallo and Ian McDowell discussing the ... current impacts of COVID-19 on their operations.
https://bit.ly/gettingbacktoworkCOVID19

STATS / DATA / INFOGRAPHICS

Our Sites & Data section contains comprehensive information on the demographics and vital statistics of Southern Arizona but our team can also collect site specific information tailored to your needs.

Patents Per 10,000 Workers (2018)

Housing Affordability Index (2018)

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