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TuSimple Plans Major Tucson Expansion

Tucson, AZ (May 26, 2021) —TuSimple plans to add hundreds of jobs to its Tucson footprint, with an expansion of roughly 35,000 square feet of office, lab and warehouse space for continued technology development. In April 2021, TuSimple went public…

NuvOx Pharma Expands, Adds Production Line

Tucson, AZ (May 21, 2021) — NuvOx Pharma, a clinical stage biotechnology company, opens an 1,800-square-foot addition to its longtime headquarters near downtown Tucson to house a modular clean room manufacturing facility. Learn more here: NuVox Adds Plant to Make Drugs In House NuVox Completes Construction…

Sun Corridor Inc. Launches ThriveinTucson.com

New Web Site Promotes Living and Working in Southern Arizona For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Shaw, Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 cell or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Tucson, AZ (May 20, 2021) — Today, Sun Corridor Inc. launched ThriveinTucson.com, a…

Sun Corridor Inc. Releases The Pivot Playbook

Recovery Plan Redefines Tucson’s Economy in a Post-Pandemic World For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Shaw, Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 cell or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Tucson, AZ (May 20, 2021) — Today, Sun Corridor Inc. released The Pivot Playbook,…

Planes come out of storage for busy summer travel season

Source: AZFamily.com PHOENIX (3 On Your Side) – The lines at the security checkpoint at Sky Harbor International Airport are getting longer, passengers are reporting full flights, and the baggage carousel is busier as air travel rebounds for the summer season.…

CIS Global Expands Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona

New Facility to Accommodate Growth of 100 New Jobs For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Jennifer Greffet, Account Manager CIS Global (636) 821-5258 ofc or jgreffet@cisww.com Laura Shaw, Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 cell or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com Tucson, AZ…

Tucson & Southern Arizona: Accelerating an Advanced Manufacturing Ecosystem

Advanced manufacturing in Tucson and Southern Arizona is a growing segment of the local economy. The region is home to many companies across a variety of industries with robust manufacturing operations such as Leonardo Electronics Inc., Roche Tissue Diagnostics and…

BD to Invest $65 Million for Key Supply Chain Infrastructure in Tucson, Arizona to Increase Resiliency of U.S. Medical Device Supply

For Immediate Release   TUCSON, ARIZ. (Apr. 1, 2021) – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today it will invest $65 million to construct a state-of-the-art facility in Tucson, Arizona that will be…

Amazon Expands Investment in Tucson with New Sortation Center

March 23, 2021 – Amazon is continuing its investment in Arizona with two new sortation centers, including one in Tucson, to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations. The Tucson site is expected to open later this year and create hundreds of…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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,…

Recent Project Successes and Announcements

Business Attraction & Expansion Successes July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020   See past business attractions and expansions: Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY18/19 Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY17/18 Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY16/17 Catholic University of…

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…

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…

WOW Studios Chooses Downtown Tucson, Arizona for New Headquarters

Renowned Designer Joey Rodolfo To Establish Design and Innovation Center, Focus on Health/Wellness and Wearable Tech   For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Joey Rodolfo WOW Studios joey@wow-studios.com www.wow-studios.com Laura Shaw, Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 cell or…

Imperfect Foods Starts Delivery in Tucson, Arizona

Imperfect Foods is an online grocer committed to eliminating food waste and building a better food system for everyone. The company sources surplus food and imperfect produce directly from farmers, growers and food purveyors and delivers these goods directly to customers’…

DoorDash Announces New DashMart On-Demand Convenience Delivery in Tucson, Arizona

For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Laura Shaw Senior Vice President, Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.comMattie Magdovitz Director, Public Relations, DoorDash mattie@doordash.com Tucson, AZ (October 1, 2020) – Today DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform, announces it will…

Sandvik Materials Technology Expands to Tucson, Arizona

Second U.S. Location to Manufacture Fine Medical Wire and Components For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Gary Davies, Head of Business Unit Medical Sandvik Materials Technology (386) 447-5019 or gary.davies@sandvik.com Laura Shaw, Sr. Vice President Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 cell…

Autonomous Technology Thriving in Arizona

Arizona is rapidly becoming the top proving ground for autonomous technology innovation. There are a number of key factors that make Arizona a favorable market and continue drawing companies that are looking for a great ecosystem supporting the autonomous technology…

Verifone Opens Customer Service and Tech Support Operation in Tucson, AZ

August 28, 2020 – Tucson welcomes Verifone to the community with the announcement of a new customer service and tech support operation bringing 168 jobs and a total economic impact of $174 million over the next five years. The company…

Nanomoneo Establishes Biotech Operation in Tucson, Arizona

For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Tech Parks Arizona – Jessa Turner, (520) 405-8262 or jbturner@uatechpark.org Nanomoneo – Juliann Talkington, (520) 216-7525 or jtalkington@nanomoneo.com   Tucson, AZ (August 27, 2020) – After a competitive, multi-state process, Nanomoneo, a biotechnology instrument company, announces today that…

Wireless Telecom Company to Open Tucson Location, Adding 300 Jobs

August 20, 2020 – COMSovereign Holding Corp. announces manufacturing operation to open in Tucson, creating 300 jobs and a total economic impact of $438 million. The company will manufacture wireless radio components including equipment for emerging 5G wireless phone networks. COMSovereign Holding…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY18/19

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Imperfect Selects Tucson, Arizona for New Customer Care Center

San Francisco-based produce delivery company to bring 350 jobs to region

Sun Corridor Inc. Wins Two AAED Golden Prospector Awards For Economic Development

Sun Corridor Inc. has won two Golden Prospector Awards from the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED), recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in economic development.

Self-driving Truck Company TuSimple Announces Expansion in Tucson, Arizona

TuSimple, a global self-driving truck solutions company, today announced plans for further expansion in Tucson, Arizona.

AXISCADES Selects Tucson, Arizona for New Engineering Center

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Mritunjay Singh, CEO and Executive Director of AXISCADES, one of India’s leading technology solutions providers, today announced the company’s expansion into Tucson, Arizona, where it will create hundreds of jobs primarily in mechanical and electrical e…

Texas Instruments to build $29M facility in Tucson, add 35 high-paying jobs

Texas Instruments is planning to build a new office building on the last vacant parcel in the Williams Centre.

Arizona Commerce Authority Launches New Interactive Map That Showcases Arizona’s Assets

Just launched: a new user-friendly tool great for highlighting AZ’s statewide resources! @azcommerce’s Arizona Assets Map identifies infrastructure, land ownership, educational resources, community profiles & much more

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY17/18

List of Sun Corridor Inc. Business Attraction & Expansion Successes: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Northwest Hospital Continues Expanding in Tucson

  Tucson, AZ (May 22, 2018) – Northwest Healthcare (NH) has announced it will continue its “No Boundaries” strategy by embarking on approximately $150 million of expansion projects and renovations beginning in 2018. The multi-million dollar investment to enhance patient…

Amazon Announces New Tucson Fulfillment Center

Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 in Arizona; new Tucson facility will employ more than 1,500

Tucson Airports Partner With Economic Development Agency Sun Corridor Inc.

New partnership will maximize commercial and industrial development and investment of the region’s airports.

National Insurer GEICO Plans to Move; Expand to a New Facility at The Bridges

  For Immediate Release Contact: Laura Shaw, Chief Marketing Officer, Sun Corridor Inc. (520) 609-5972 or laura.shaw@suncorridorinc.com National Insurer Plans to Move, Expand to a New Facility at The Bridges in Tucson, Arizona TUCSON, ARIZONA, Jan. 9, 2018 – Bourn…

First Quarter of FY2018 Sees Continuous Economic Growth

Over 300 new jobs announced; Over $210 million in Economic Impact

Tucson-based World View Successful in First Launch from Spaceport Tucson

Spaceport Tucson now open for business after FAA approval.

Sun Corridor Inc. Releases 2017 Annual Report

Sun Corridor Inc. collaborates with BizTucson to publish the 60-page Special Section as a component of the Fall 2017 issue.

Sun Corridor Inc. Sends Amazon a Full-sized Saguaro as Headquarters Welcome Gift

Invites Amazon to explore why Southern Arizona is the right fit for its HQ2

TuSimple Announces New Tucson Operation for Autonomous Vehicle R&D

TuSimple projects to hire 100 employees, mainly engineers, and invest $15 million in capital investment over the next five years to develop and test autonomous vehicle technology for the commercial trucking industry.

Sun Corridor Inc. Annual Meeting

Dr. Robert Robbins will outline his vision and priorities for the University of Arizona at our Annual Meeting on October 19.

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY16/17

List of Sun Corridor Inc. Business Attraction & Expansion Successes: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Hexagon Mining selects downtown Tucson, AZ for headquarters

Hexagon Mining today announces the relocation and expansion of its Tucson, AZ-based North American headquarters to downtown Tucson.

ADP to Add 250 Jobs to its Workforce in Tucson

ADP® is adding 250 positions to its Tucson workforce, bringing to 400 the number of ADP associates in Tucson and to nearly 2,000 the number of ADP associates who will be working in Arizona.

Recent Project Successes and Announcements

Business Attraction & Expansion Successes July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020   See past business attractions and expansions: Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY18/19 Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY17/18 Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY16/17 Catholic University of…

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY18/19

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

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY17/18

List of Sun Corridor Inc. Business Attraction & Expansion Successes: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY16/17

List of Sun Corridor Inc. Business Attraction & Expansion Successes: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

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