“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


  • January 12, 2021 PVB Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Marana, Arizona

    Land Purchase and New Facility to Accommodate Growth of Nearly 170 Jobs For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Shawn Reeder, Director of Business Services PVB (520) 623-3529 or shawnr@pvbfabs.com Laura Shaw, Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 cell or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Tucson, AZ (January 10, 2021)— PVB Fabrications, Inc. (PVB), a multi-disciplined general contractor and […]

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  • December 31, 2020 Recent Project Successes And Announcements

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  • November 10, 2020 Vector Launch Inc. To Restart, Remain in Tucson, Arizona

    For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Laura Shaw Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Rob Spalding Co-CEO, Q Networks (660) 864-0653 or rspalding@qnetworks.io Tucson, AZ (November 10, 2020) – Vector Launch Inc., a micro-satellite launch company founded in Tucson, Arizona in 2016, announces today that it will restart operations and remain in […]

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  • October 29, 2020 Bioscience Is Booming in Tucson and Southern Arizona

    Southern Arizona continues to climb in prominence for bioscience, diagnostics and medical device companies. Anchored by its strengths of an educated workforce, access to funding and a cutting-edge research university, Southern Arizona is poised to meet the needs of companies looking to relocate or expand in the region. Industry Growth Arizona added 9,696 bioscience industry […]

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PVB Fabrications, Inc. (PVB) broke ground last week to prepare for its headquarters expansion in Marana, Arizona. Phase one of the new ... headquarters is scheduled to be complete by October 2021.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/ZmMB50D9K3B

Tucson named one of the Hottest Housing Markets in Redfin’s 2021 Housing Market Predictions

Tucson homes cost 21% less than Phoenix ... homes. “[Buyers] like Tucson more because it has less traffic, it’s smaller and you can get even more for your money.”


“Not only is Oakland and the East Bay a destination in its own right, it is right across the Bay from downtown San Francisco and the ... closest major Bay Area airport to the Napa wine region.”
- Danette Bewley, president & CEO of the Tucson Airport Authority


Over the next five years, @TucsonAirport's $327 million Airfield Safety Enhancement Project will demolish an existing runway and relocate ... and reconstruct a new parallel runway to meet FAA updated safety and standards.
#Tucson #airport

The new year means a new nonstop destination for #Tucson travelers. @SouthwestAir will connect us with @IFlyOAKland in March. Details: ... http://bit.ly/TUSoak https://twitter.com/TucsonAirport/status/1337130184445550592

“There is not another facility like it [Port of Tucson] in the state. This makes it a unique asset we can promote,” said Joe Snell, ... president and CEO of Sun Corridor Inc.


Travel aspirations for the new year? Tucson, Arizona was ranked #45 in @TravelLeisure's prestigious Top 50 Travel Destinations for 2021.

... http://ow.ly/O8d350CX5WD

Environmental changes and catastrophic weather over the past year have pushed climate to be a top factor for business location decisions. ... The Southern Arizona region is well-positioned, attracting many companies with 350+ days of sunshine a year.


Luxury electric-car startup @LucidMotors finishes first phase of $700 million plant in Casa Grande, with some manufacturing already ... underway. Full production is expected to start in the spring.


Learn how an entirely virtual site selection process led to @SandvikGroup announcing a new location in Tucson, Arizona, in September 2020, ... with plans to be fully operational by Q1 2021.



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