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INDUSTRY STRENGTHS

Sun Corridor Inc.’s primary goal is to create a vibrant, attractive and sustainable economic environment for new and expanding businesses to grow and thrive. We work every day to attract new companies, new jobs, new talent and new capital investment to Southern Arizona. Our unique ability to connect you to the leaders and organizations to help your company establish and/or grow here sets us apart.

Our efforts are driven by a multi-faceted, data-driven strategic plan called the Economic Blueprint.  This plan includes a targeted list of industries that match the current and future assets of the megaregion and provide the best opportunity for long-term success: Aerospace & Defense, Renewable & Mining Technology, Bioscience & Healthcare and Transportation & Logistics.

Tucson & Southern Arizona: Key Growth Industries

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Aerospace Technology Graduates (UA, ASU, Cochise, PCC)

KEY FACTS

  • 5th highest concentration of A&D employees in the nation
  • Two of AZ’s largest military installations: Davis Monthan AFB (11,000) & Ft. Huachuca (6,500)
  • Spaceport Tucson & Aerospace Research Campus provide unique land & expansion opportunities
  • Year-round flying weather, dry climate

LEADERS SAY

“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

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Life Science, Science Graduates (UA, ASU, Cochise, PCC)

KEY FACTS

  • Roche Tissue Diagnostics, the leading global supplier of cancer diagnostic systems to the pathology market, employs about 1,800
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) granted UA researchers over $900MM since 2010; largest NIH grant recipient in AZ
  • Critical Path Institute headquartered in Tucson; innovative pharma research organization that serves 13 consortia globally
  • Over 20 life sciences programs at UA/ASU

LEADERS SAY

“Roche, a global leader in the bioscience industry, is very pleased to have one of its primary U.S. sites located in Tucson. With vital education and community partnerships as well as a strong talent pool, we believe the Southern Arizona region is poised to become a best-in-class biotechnology hub.”

Jill German
Head of Roche Tissue Diagnostics
Roche Tissue Diagnostics

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People served within 500 mile radius

KEY FACTS

  • Port of Tucson: over 770 acres of land, 1.8M SF intermodal, foreign trade zone warehousing and logistics complex
  • Our proximity to Mexico is advantageous to bi-national commerce; 40% of produce consumed by U.S. comes through Nogales
  • Union Pacific mainline is one of the most heavily-traveled rail lines in the country
  • 23 non-stop destinations at TUS

LEADERS SAY

“We commend Pima Community College for offering a ‘first of its kind’ program that ensures access to innovative training for our autonomous trucking technology. Our future in Southern Arizona looks very bright.”

Jim Mullen
Chief Administrative & Legal Officer, TuSimple

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Electrical Engineering Graduates (UA, ASU, PCC)

KEY FACTS

  • Caterpillar division is now called Resource Industries Sales, Services & Technology
  • More than 60% of the nation’s copper comes from Southern Arizona
  • Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources (UA) is the only research institute in the US with the depth of experience to tackle modern mining
  • 320+ days of sunshine; attractive to solar tech

LEADERS SAY

“Caterpillar was very pleased with the overall acceptance rate among employees offered a relocation to Tucson, with a solid majority accepting from across our locations.”

Christophe Dupont
Director of Business Transformation, Caterpillar Inc.

Information updated August 2022

Connect With Us

Want to learn more? A member of Sun Corridor Inc.’s Business Development team will respond to any written inquiry within one business day.

Daniela Gallagher

Vice President, Economic Development
Email or Call 520.243.1938

Jeff Powell

Economic Development and Research Director
Email or Call 520.243.1912

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