Recent Relocations & Expansions
Sun Corridor Inc. has facilitated the attraction/expansion of 162 companies to date:
- Total New Jobs Supported (direct and indirect): 47,766
- Total Economic Impact: $24.8 billion
Southern New Hampshire University
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 announced 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.
Northwest Healthcare announced a new 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services near Houghton Road and Old Spanish Trail, creating nearly 600 jobs.
Amazon.com, Inc. recently announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Tucson, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package.
Caterpillar Surface Mining & Technology
Caterpillar, the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, will relocate their Service Mining and Technology headquarters to Tucson. The company is expected to hire 635 employees. Economic impacts are estimated at $1.9 billion over 10 years.
GEICO is the second-largest private passenger automobile insurance company in the US and is a leading employer in Tucson with 2,100 employees. The company will relocate to a larger, purpose constructed office complex and expand by 861 jobs.
Hexagon Mining, an information technology provider of planning, operations and safety solutions for the mining industry, announced the relocation and expansion of its Tucson, AZ-based North American headquarters to downtown Tucson. Hexagon Mining employs 140 people in Tucson and plans to add 120 jobs over the next five years.
Raytheon Missile Systems
Raytheon Missile Systems has selected Tucson/Pima County as the site for a significant expansion. The expansion represents the addition of nearly 2,000 new high-skilled, high-wage jobs and will result in an impact of several billion dollars being added to the regional economy over the next few years.
Texas Instruments, a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company, is building a new facility in Tucson to accommodate their future needs. They anticipate moving into the new facility in the Williams Center by mid 2020. Texas Instruments plans to create 35 new electrical engineering positions at their Tucson facility. Also, Texas Instruments plans to invest $41.5 million in capital expenditures, which will create an economic impact of $67.8 over the next five years.
TuSimple, a global self-driving truck solutions company, plans to expand its operations in Tucson, by adding 200 trucks to its autonomous fleet in 2019. With 500 trucks worldwide in 2019, TuSimple will be the world’s largest autonomous truck fleet. TuSimple will be adding 500 new jobs, which are primarily engineering and truck driver positions, along with other technical and administrative jobs. TuSimple’s expansion will create an economic impact of $1.1 billion over the next five years.