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July 16, 2020

SSG Names Tucson as Strong Market to Recover From COVID-19

Source: Site Selectors Guild Suburbs & Mid-Size Cities Are In, Big Cities Are Out; Site Consultant Survey Finds Shifting Corporate Location Preferences July 16, 2020 – Suburban areas and mid-size cities, followed by rural areas, will be the biggest winners of new corporate expansions and relocations, with large urban areas falling to the bottom of the […]

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July 14, 2020

Sun Corridor Inc. Names New Board Chair and Officers for FY 2020-2021

For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Shaw Sr. Vice President (520) 609-5972 or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Sun Corridor Inc. Names New Board Chair and Officers for FY 2020-2021 TUCSON, AZ, July 14, 2020 – Sun Corridor Inc. today announces the following new leadership positions for the Fiscal Year 20-21 beginning July 1: Officers: Chair of the Board: Judy Rich, […]

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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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January 30, 2020

Modular Mining Expands Corporate Headquarters in Tucson, AZ with New Customer Experience Center (CEC)

  For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Patricia Browne Manager, Marketing Modular Mining (520) 806-3274 or media@mmsi.com Laura Shaw Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Modular Mining Expands Corporate Headquarters in Tucson, AZ with New Customer Experience Center (CEC)   Tucson, Arizona – January 30, 2020 Modular Mining, the global leader in […]

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January 9, 2020

PVB Expands Headquarters, Adding Nearly 170 Jobs in Marana, AZ

For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Shawn Reeder, Director of Risk Management & Special Projects 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 PVB Expands Headquarters, Adding Nearly 170 Jobs in Marana, AZ Marana, AZ (January 9, 2020)— PVB Fabrications, Inc. (PVB), primarily a multi-disciplined general contractor and […]

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November 8, 2019

Distant Focus Corporation Relocates Headquarters to Tucson

Distant Focus, an R&D manufacturing and engineering firm that specializes in optical and sensing technologies, has relocated their headquarters and manufacturing to Tucson. Distant Focus will hire 15 optical engineers, highly skilled technicians and machinists, as well as general production w…

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November 8, 2019

Silao Tortilleria, Inc. Moves Manufacturing Headquarters From California to Tucson

Silao Tortilleria, Inc., a tortilla and tostada manufacturing company, plans to move manufacturing headquarters from City of Industry, Calfornia to Tucson, AZ. Over $82 million will be added to the regional economy, including 29 new jobs, over the next five years.  The manufacturing facility…

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October 2, 2019

Raytheon’s Economic Impact to Arizona Now Tops $2.6 Billion

Raytheon makes a $2.6 billion annual economic impact to Arizona, according to a new study conducted by Arizona State University’s Seidman Institute. The latest study shows Raytheon’s annual impact across Arizona has grown by more than $500 million in the last three years. Increas…

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September 4, 2019

Southern New Hampshire University Seeks Candidates for 150 Open Positions at New Tucson Operations Center

SNHU will hire approximately 150 staff members initially, with plans to hire 300 total staff members in Tucson by 2021.

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July 23, 2019

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY18/19

List of Sun Corridor Inc. Business Attraction & Expansion Successes: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019

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April 15, 2019

Senior Living at Dove Mountain to Begin Construction On First Arizona Location

Update: The senior living facility has been renamed from “Dove Mountain Senior Living” to “La Sonora at Dove Mountain”. The name was chosen as La Sonora is a Spanish name that is derived from The Sonoran Desert and reflects the tie to the community where the senior living community resides. See below for images of […]

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April 10, 2019

Southern New Hampshire University Announces New Operations Center in Tucson

Southern New Hampshire University’s new Tucson, Arizona Operations Center will help better serve students in western time zones, bringing 350 jobs to the area.

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March 11, 2019

Symboticware Announces New US/Mexico Headquarters in Tucson, AZ

Symboticware announces a new US/Mexico Headquarters in Tucson, AZ. The new Tucson office was chosen in order to be closer to their customers and key mining markets in the US and Mexico. This office will include an estimated 20 high-tech jobs.

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January 13, 2019

Amazon expands Tucson presence with major project on city’s west side

Amazon is expanding its presence in Tucson with a major development under construction on the city’s west side

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January 7, 2019

Northwest Healthcare Announces Eastside Expansion in Tucson, AZ With Nearly 600 Jobs

Northwest Healthcare announces a new 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail.

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January 7, 2019

Tucson mining-tech firm Modular plans to add 35 high-paying jobs

Longtime Tucson mining-technology firm Modular Mining is planning to add 35 high-paying jobs in a $6.4 million expansion at its south-side facility, according to documents filed with the city.

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November 29, 2018

Harsch Investment Properties Breaks Ground on 157,500 SF Spec Building in Tucson, Arizona

Harsch Investment Properties hosts the groundbreaking event today on a 157,500 square foot speculative building at the Tucson Airport Distribution Center Building B

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