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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 $36 billion.


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Updated through 6/30/24



Tucson & Southern Arizona meet all needs for commercial aviation with access to a premier workforce through Pima Community College’s Aviation Center of Excellence and shovel ready properties.

Companies operating here include
Bombardier, Ascent, SkyWest, Honeywell, Meggitt, Sargent and Universal Avionics.


Looking to improve your current e-commerce and distribution operations? Tucson & Southern Arizona have 100-acre real estate parcels, the Port of Tucson and Southeast Employment & Logistics Center. Our workforce is prepared and expertly trained to support your business with the University of Arizona’s Operations Management major.

Notable companies operating here include, HomeGoods, Home Depot and Amazon.


Southern Arizona supplies 60% of the nation’s copper (US Geological Survey USGS, 2015) and is a hub for tech talent, providing the workforce your business needs to succeed. This standing is nationally recognized as Tucson was ranked #9 among new U.S. Tech Markets (CBRE, 2021).

Notable businesses in the region include CaterpillarHexagon Mining DivisionModular Mining (a Komatsu Company) and Freeport-McMoRan.


Recent Project Successes and Announcements FY 23/24

Business Attraction and Expansion Successes July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 Ajax Metal Forming ...

Belden’s New Fiber Technology Center Opens in Tucson, Arizona

Belden’s new Fiber Technology Center in Tucson enables continued fiber leadership and innovation, the com ...


Media Contacts: Ajax Metal Forming Solutions Steve Horton, (763) 277-7755 ...


“We are proud to have Raytheon Missiles & Defense headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. The region’s workforce, infrastructure and community support are fundamental to our plans and enable us to meet the growing demand from our customers.”

Wes Kremer
Vice President, Raytheon Technologies / President, Raytheon Missiles and Defense

“We’re a strong believer in economic development – it’s a pretty simple equation to know that in our business if our community does well, we do well. So economic development has always been part of our plan, in particular as Sun Corridor Inc. was formed. We’ve been very enthusiastic in our support for Sun Corridor Inc. and the work that’s being done.”

David G. Hutchens
President & CEO, Fortis Inc.

“We see our partnership with Sun Corridor Inc. as critical to our ability for our business to grow. When Sun Corridor Inc. works to recruit businesses to come to Tucson and also helps businesses expand in Tucson, that helps our business. It’s a very strategic partnership.”

Lisa Lovallo
Market Vice President, Southern Arizona Cox Communications

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