The 2019 TUS Blueprint is a new vision for commercial development of both Tucson airports (Tucson International and Ryan Airfield), incorporating major stakeholder input for asset mapping, gap analysis and new growth strategies/tactics.
southern arizona’s economic engine
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 $24.8 billion.

Company Locates & Expansions: 168          Jobs Supported: 49,139         Economic Impact: $24.8 billion

Updated through 6/30/19
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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. Increased sales, new hiring and additional infrastructure have helped to fuel the increase.
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.
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
April 15, 2019
Senior Living at Dove Mountain to Begin Construction On First Arizona Location
Next-generation facility, with nearly 70 jobs, coming to Marana in 2020.


  • October 16, 2019 - Great news and congratulations to @UArizonaEller! #tucson #arizona #education #workforce https://t.co/O7sSWYolfb read on Twitter
  • October 11, 2019 - Tucson continues to be on the forefront of innovation with @WorldViewSpace doubling past record for #stratollite ve… https://t.co/8a5tSPlnKj read on Twitter
  • October 11, 2019 - Congratulations to @Sahuarita_Az on yesterday’s groundbreaking of the Sahuarita Advanced Manufacturing and Technolo… https://t.co/sEHBc2l7SA read on Twitter
  • October 03, 2019 - More economic growth is in Arizona's future with @Raytheon planning to add 1,000 more jobs in Tucson. #workforce… https://t.co/FXA2l2yRM2 read on Twitter
  • September 26, 2019 - Missed our Annual Luncheon? Catch up on the details then read our TUS Blueprint: https://t.co/BEJeVcZlR2 https://t.co/Fpk0bOXQpX read on Twitter
  • September 26, 2019 - Have you read it? The TUS Blueprint is the result of input from 125 organizations and 3,000 hours of time. Don’t… https://t.co/GcxqES9jbH read on Twitter
  • September 23, 2019 - @TucsonAirport Please use this updated link to view the 2019 TUS Blueprint: https://t.co/njl1XRvAYX read on Twitter
  • September 20, 2019 - Congratulations to @Sahuarita_Az on a great State of the Town and your 25th anniversary. https://t.co/n8ZURHEVlx read on Twitter
  • September 19, 2019 - The 2019 TUS Blueprint is a new vision for commercial development of both Tucson airports (@TucsonAirport and Ryan… https://t.co/8599h8qqhq read on Twitter
  • September 18, 2019 - RT @DrPanch: It was a pleasure to be at the @SunCorridorInc Annual Luncheon this week. @ASU is excited to work with state organizations a… read on Twitter

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