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    Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY17/18

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Business Attraction & Expansion Successes

    July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018


    Amazon has selected Tucson/Pima County as the site for a new high-tech distribution center, which will be located at the Port of Tucson. The company will be adding 1,500 jobs in one of the largest buildings ever built in the Tucson area, with a capital expenditure of $145,000,000. The new 855,000 square-foot facility will allow Amazon to scale up its operations in Southern Arizona and continue its rapid global expansion. The economic impact will be $600 million added to the regional economy over the next five years.

    Arconic Fastening Systems

    Arconic holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and is the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners. Arconic's high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines. The Tucson expansion represents an addition of a new product line.

    Atlas Copco

    Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of products and service solutions focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company focuses on aftersales service and rental of equipment for surface and underground rock excavation, exploration drilling, rock reinforcement, ground engineering, water well, and oil and gas drilling. Atlas Copco is expected to hire 20 new employees within the next year and plans to invest $6,000,000 in capital expenditures.

    Burns McDonnell

    Burns McDonnell is a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm that is expanding their operations into Tucson. Burns McDonnell plans to open a new office in Tucson with positions that include, engineers, architects, and other construction professionals involved in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of facilities. The company plans to invest $500,000 in capital expenditures with an economic impact of $25,895,073 in five years.

    Citi Tucson

    Citigroup, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. The company will be adding 639 new positions to support new contracts and plans to invest $5,000,000 in capital expenditures.


    Convergys is a 3rd party call center supporting clients like Walgreens. The company is expected to hire 150 new employees within the next year.


    GEICO is the second-largest private passenger automobile insurance company in the US and is a leading employer in Tucson with 2,100 employees. Bourn Companies is purchasing, rezoning and developing approximately 115 acres at The Bridges and GEICO will be the first corporate employer to locate in the development. With this move, the company plans to add 861 jobs over time.

    Kelpac Medical

    Kelpac Medical, a medical device manufacturing company, is expanding their operations in Nogales, Arizona. Kelpac makes a variety of extruded plastic tubing for the medical industry.

    Mister Car Wash

    Mister Car Wash is expanding its Tucson-based headquarters. The company operates 244 car washes and 33 lube centers in 21 states. It operates 15 car washes in Pima County which employ 615 people.  Mister Car Wash is expected to hire 47 new employees within the next year and plans to invest $6,000,000 in capital expenditures.

    Northwest Healthcare

    Northwest Healthcare announced a new 18-bed hospital and expanded medical services on the southeast corner of I-19 and Sahuarita Road. This new facility and related physician offices/services will add 156 high-wage jobs in the Town of Sahuarita. The economic impact will be $165 million added to the regional economy over the next five years.


    TuSimple, an autonomous commercial vehicle technology company based in China, has opened a new facility in Tucson.  The company projects to hire 100 people within a five-year time period.  The majority of those hired will be advanced engineering positions, in addition to truck drivers and operators.  TuSimple also projects to invest $15 million in capital expenditures bringing its economic impact to $81.7 million over five years.

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