PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 19, 2018) — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced it has launched a new interactive map that identifies statewide assets and resources, such as infrastructure, land ownership, educational resources and community profiles. The Arizona Assets Map was developed by the ACA to assist businesses considering relocation or expansion in Arizona, as well as visitors and citizens, and is housed on azcommerce.com.
“The Arizona Assets Map makes it even easier for people from all over the state and country to see why Arizona is one of the best states to live, work and recreate in,” said Governor Ducey. “This map will be a critical tool for business and community leaders and will also be useful for new Arizona residents looking to learn more about the communities they’ve chosen to call home.”
The Arizona Assets Map is currently searchable by 27 categories. The interactive map allows for layers, so users can see multiple searches at the same time. Boundaries of legislative districts, tribal lands, military installations, Opportunity Zones and even mines in Arizona are also identified.
“Arizona has so much to offer, and the ACA’s goal in creating this comprehensive map is to promote our state’s many assets in one easily searchable location,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “We’re excited to launch with 27 categories, and plan to continually update and enhance the map with new content.”
Searchable resources include:
– Certified Sites, “shovel ready” locations throughout rural Arizona the ACA has identified
– Arizona Prospector sites, those that are available for lease or sale
– Startup resources that include coworking spaces; university resources; incubators and accelerators; industry resources; and, capital resources
– Community and county profiles, which contain economic, demographic, labor force and other information
– Economic development organizations
The map also allows for a statewide search of points of interest to residents and visitors, including schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, arts and cultural landmarks, outdoor activities including state and national parks and monuments.
The creation of this resource was of particular interest to those who work in and represent Arizona’s rural areas as it showcases what is available to businesses and developers in less populated areas.
The map can be accessed at: www.azcommerce.com/arizona-assets
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About the Arizona Commerce Authority:
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. For more information, please visit azcommerce.com and follow the ACA on Twitter at @azcommerce.