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NEW YORK TIMES HIGHLIGHTS
TUCSON’S FAST TRACK TO
COVID-19 RECOVERY
Tucson leaders are building on a five-year, $23 billion growth plan in industrial and
logistics development in the Tucson region that resulted in 16,000 new jobs
before the pandemic.
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TUCSON NAMED ONE OF THE
HOTTEST HOUSING MARKETS IN
REDFIN'S 2021 HOUSING MARKET
Rising prices in big cities have made it unaffordable for both new and current
residents. As a result, smaller cities like Tucson will experience an increase demand
for homes, heating up its housing market in 2021.
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LATEST RELOCATIONS AND EXPANSIONS

Learn more about the companies relocating and expanding to Tucson.
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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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covid-19 update

While our offices are currently not open to the public, Sun Corridor Inc. is conducting business by appointment or 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.

A STRATEGIC, SOUTHWESTERN LOCATION

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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.

TWITTER

The CDC recommends travelers test 1-3 days before and 3-5 days after traveling. Tests are available for passengers in the terminal from 12pm – 7pm daily and for the community at 6868 S Plumer Ave on Tue, Thu, Sat from 10am – 2pm. Pick a time here: https://www.labfinder.com/TUS/ (3/3)

NEWS: A team led by Northrop Grumman partnered with Tucson-based #RaytheonDefense will develop the nation’s next long-range missile interceptor, known as Next Generation Interceptor. Learn more about this critical homeland defense solution: https://rtxdefense.co/3fwkxL5

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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