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The Maricopa Community Colleges, Arizona Commerce Authority Announce Collaboration with Microsoft to Help Valley Veterans Launch New Careers Through Micro-certs
July 09, 2020
TEMPE, AZ — The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and U.S.VETS announced today a collaborative effort with Microsoft to provide military veterans opportunities to earn fast-track certifications to launch careers in information technology and beyond. The Microsoft Excel Expert through Imagine Academy welcomes its first cohort virtually July 13th through MCCCD’s Maricopa IT Institute (MITI)-East Valley.Learn More
The Maricopa Community Colleges and Intel Launch First Artificial Intelligence Associate Degree Program
June 25, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) today announced a collaboration with Intel and the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) to create Arizona’s first Artificial Intelligence certificate and degree program enabling tens of thousands of students to land careers in healthcare, automotive, industrial and aerospace fields. The Maricopa Community Colleges will be the first in the U.S. to train workers for the region’s driving demands in Artificial Intelligence technology, allowing access for more students to master skills valuable across many occupations and industry sectors and ultimately improving the nation’s workforce, economy, and community.Learn More
CP Technologies Breaks Ground on New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Prescott Arizona
June 25, 2020
PRESCOTT, AZ — CP Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom rugged computer hardware, broke ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Prescott, Arizona on June 24. Expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021, the 50,000 sq. ft. facility will be located near SR 89 and Deepwell Ranch/Crystal Lane. Michael McCormack, president and CEO of CP Technologies was joined by Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Prescott and Jim Chamberlain of Chamberlain Development to kick off construction.Learn More
Advanced Manufacturing Facility Driving Innovation in High-Performance Electronics Unveiled by Benchmark and Arizona Government Leaders
June 04, 2020
TEMPE, AZ — Benchmark (NYSE:BHE), a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, today held a virtual grand opening of its new advanced electronics manufacturing facility in Phoenix. Benchmark’s President and CEO Jeff Benck hosted the live webcast and was joined virtually by several dignitaries including Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.Learn More
Return Stronger Website Aims To Return Arizonans To The Workforce With New Skills
May 19, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority, in partnership with the state’s workforce development network ARIZONA@WORK, has launched a new website to connect Arizonans statewide with employment training resources and virtual career counseling. The Return Stronger Upskilling website is designed to provide workers who are no longer employed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with a central place to learn about and leverage the many no-cost training opportunities available to them.Learn More
Governor Ducey Announces Global Industry Leader TSMC to Build Advanced Semiconductor Factory in Arizona
May 14, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey today announced that following a national search, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has selected Arizona for its new U.S. advanced semiconductor factory. The project will create over 1,600 new high-tech jobs and generate thousands of additional jobs in the state for suppliers and other companies within the semiconductor industry.Learn More
Nacero to Build a Large-Scale, Clean Gasoline Manufacturing Plant in Casa Grande, Arizona
March 17, 2020
CASA GRANDE, AZ — Nacero Inc. today announced plans to build a $3+ billion natural gas to gasoline manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. Construction is expected to begin in 2021 and be completed in phases through 2025. Nacero Casa Grande will produce 35,000 barrels per day of cost-competitive, lower carbon footprint, zero sulfur gasoline that is usable in today’s cars and trucks.Learn More
Root Insurance Expands in the Chandler, Arizona Creating 480 Jobs to Serve Growing West Coast Customer Base
March 12, 2020
CHANDLER, AZ — Root Insurance, the nation’s first car insurance company to incorporate individual driving behavior in every rate, announced plans to expand its operations in Chandler, Arizona in the Phoenix Region, creating 480 new jobs. Hiring for claims and customer service positions are underway.Learn More
Red Bull Expands Operations in Glendale
March 03, 2020
GLENDALE, AZ — On the heels of a 2019 announcement that longtime partners Ball Corporation, Raüch Fruit Juices and Red Bull chose the city of Glendale to build a U.S. manufacturing facility, Red Bull is now expanding those operations.
Clarivate Analytics Announces New Center of Excellence
February 21, 2020
CHANDLER, AZ — The City of Chandler today announced that Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has signed a 30,000 square foot lease at Chandler Viridian, located in the Price Corridor Employment Center at 3133 W. Frye Road. Clarivate expects to employ approximately 150 people at this Class A office building.
Financial Services Company Establishes New Headquarters In Arizona
February 12, 2020
TEMPE, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey joined On Q Financial, Inc. at the grand opening of the company’s corporate headquarters in Tempe. The new location will centralize the company’s business units and allow for future growth, including the hiring of more than 130 employees in executive, administrative and client services positions.Learn More
Northrop Grumman Breaks Ground for Expanded Satellite Manufacturing Facilities in Gilbert, Arizona
January 31, 2020
GILBERT, AZ — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to highlight its expansion of the company’s satellite engineering and manufacturing operations in Arizona. The expansion includes a 100,000 square foot addition to its existing satellite manufacturing facility and a new 120,000 square foot administrative and engineering building.
Modular Mining Expands Corporate Headquarters in Tucson, AZ with new Customer Experience Center (CEC)
January 30, 2020
TUCSON, AZ — Modular Mining, the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions, unveiled its new Customer Experience Center (CEC). Located in the company’s corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, USA, the CEC’s opening coincides with Modular Mining’s 40th anniversary and celebrates the company’s continued growth and positive trajectory in both Tucson and the mining sector.Learn More
Arizona Announced as Location for 2020 UNMET Conference
January 29, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ (January 29, 2020) — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and Stout Street Capital today announced an agreement to bring high-growth tech startups and investors together at the largest venture capital conference in Arizona. The UNMET Arizona 2020 conference will be held in Scottsdale May 13 - 14 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.Learn More
Governor Ducey Announces Opening of Arizona-Mexico Trade & Investment Offices in Chihuahua and Guanajuato
January 24, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the opening of two new Arizona Trade & Investment offices in Chihuahua and Guanajuato, Mexico. The new offices are a part of the Arizona Commerce Authority and create a platform for businesses in both countries to increase international trade and foreign direct investment opportunities.Learn More
North America's Largest Foodservice Industry Redistributor Expanding Operations in Mohave County
January 15, 2020
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ — Dot Foods, the largest foodservice redistribution company in North America, announced today it’s expanding its footprint in Arizona. The company plans to add nearly 70,000 square feet to its current operation in Bullhead City and hire 70 additional warehouse employees and regional delivery drivers over the next three years to staff the growing operation.Learn More
Arizona Broadband Office Announces Awardees for Rural Broadband Development Grants
January 10, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority announced today the awardees of the Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grant. The reimbursable grant will be used to accelerate the enhancement of broadband infrastructure to support economic growth and improve quality of life for Arizona’s rural residents.Learn More
2020 Arizona SciTech Festival Kicks Off
January 09, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — Meet a robot. Solve real-life challenges facing wildlife. See a 3D printer in action. Watch a rocket launch. View the stars through powerful telescopes.Learn More
PVB Expands Headquarters in Marana, Arizona
January 09, 2020
MARANA, AZ – PVB Fabrications, Inc. (PVB), primarily a multi-disciplined general contractor and provider of quality welding and fabrication services for the commercial, utility, government, heavy industrial and mining sectors, announces today plans to expand its headquarters in Marana, Arizona.Learn More
New Quarter of a Billion Dollar State-of-the-Art Facility to be Built in Glendale, Arizona to Keep up with Demand for White Claw Hard Seltzer
January 08, 2020
GLENDALE, AZ – Mark Anthony Brewing has chosen Glendale as the location of its new state-of-the-art brewery and BrewPure facility. Construction is slated to be completed in record time. The facility will be in Glendale’s “New Frontier” at the Loop 303.Learn More
Hawaiian Airlines Opens New IT Center in Arizona
January 06, 2020
HONOLULU, HI – Hawaiian Airlines today celebrated the opening of an Information Technology Center in Tempe, Ariz., the carrier’s largest office outside its Honolulu headquarters.
Arizona Commerce Authority Announced Awardees in the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge
December 11, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 awardees in the Fall 2019 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The business plan competition — one of the largest in the country — is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.Learn More
Front, a Sequoia Capital-backed SF Company, Expands to Greater Phoenix
December 04, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Front, the company replacing corporate email with an inbox built for teamwork, will create up to 50 new jobs in Greater Phoenix in 2020, its inaugural year in the region. With offices in San Francisco, Paris and now Greater Phoenix, the company is hiring marketing and sales professionals at the new Arizona location. Candidates are encouraged to apply at frontapp.com/jobs.Learn More
Lucid Motors Marks Start of Construction at Arizona Electric Vehicle Factory Site
December 02, 2019
CASA GRANDE, AZ — Lucid Motors, together with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and local officials, today celebrated the start of construction of its electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, AZ. The first phase of factory construction, representing an investment of over $300 million, is scheduled for completion in late 2020 in readiness for the start of production of Lucid’s first car, the Lucid Air luxury sedan.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge Finalists
November 26, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority announced today that 15 finalists have been selected in its Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The competition is among the largest in the country and designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.Learn More
Mesa celebrates expansion of Urbix Resources into Falcon District
November 14, 2019
MESA, AZ — A ribbon cutting ceremony has been held for Urbix Resources’ new headquarters, 3110 N. Greenfield Road, in the Falcon District of Mesa. The new 31,000 square foot facility will allow the company to expand its state-of-the-art graphite processing.
Silicon Valley Bank Expands in Arizona
November 12, 2019
TEMPE, AZ — Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), the bank of the world’s most innovative companies and their investors, today announced its expansion in Arizona. The bank has secured an additional 60,000 square feet of office space in Tempe that it will move into in Q1 2020 and aims to grow its presence by more than 300 employees in the next three years.Learn More
Allred, Willmeng launch Northrop Grumman’s new Chandler Campus
November 12, 2019
CHANDLER, AZ — Willmeng Construction Inc., a Phoenix-based commercial general contractor, hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony on Nov. 12, launching the opening of a 633,000-square-foot build-to-suit campus for Northrop Grumman, which will serve as the home for their launch vehicles business. This office and manufacturing facility which supports national defense and aerospace, was developed by the Douglas Allred Company, San Diego, Calif., within their 180-acre Park Place Business Park in Chandler, Ariz.Learn More
Governor Ducey Announces Opening Of Arizona-Israel Trade And Investment Office In Tel Aviv
November 07, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the opening of Arizona’s first trade and investment office in Israel. The new office, a part of the Arizona Commerce Authority, is located in Tel Aviv and creates a platform for businesses in both countries to increase international trade and foreign direct investment opportunities.
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists in the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge
October 30, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority announced today that 30 semifinalists have been selected in the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC).Learn More
Governor Doug Ducey Speaks on Growing Phoenix Tech Scene at Nerdery Office Grand Opening
October 24, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Nerdery, a leading digital consultancy, officially announced the opening of its new regional Phoenix headquarters in Park Central with the support of the Arizona Commerce Authority and Governor Doug Ducey, who participated in an opening reception at 2 p.m. today. Gov. Ducey spoke on how the move signals a boom in Phoenix’s tech scene, as the city becomes a hub for technology leaders and talent.
Sending Platform Sendoso Establishes Operations in Arizona
October 24, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — California-based Sendoso announced today it’s expanding its footprint in Arizona, with the grand opening of its new Scottsdale office. The company which offers customized corporate gifting, direct mail and customer loyalty sending solutions on a cloud platform will offer a full range of services at its larger location in the Camelback Tower.
Nation’s Largest Auto Insurer Joins Arizona’s Institute of Automated Mobility
October 18, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority and State Farm ® announced today the company is joining the Institute of Automated Mobility (IAM), the consortium Governor Ducey established by executive order in October 2018.
Arizona and Alberta Agree on Reciprocity
October 15, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The State of Arizona and the Canadian Province of Alberta have formally recognized an agreement based upon an Arizona statute that establishes reciprocity of enforcement of money judgments. The measure is expected to fuel new investment, create jobs and stimulate the economies of both entities.
Raytheon’s Economic Impact to Arizona Now Tops $2.6 Billion
October 02, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) makes a $2.6 billion annual economic impact to Arizona, according to a new study conducted by Arizona State University’s Seidman Institute. The research firm analyzed Raytheon contributions to the state in the form of wages, taxes, suppliers and other key indicators.
Engineered Sand Company to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Yuma
September 25, 2019
YUMA, AZ — Green building materials manufacturer and developer Rechsand announced today it will locate a manufacturing facility in Yuma, Arizona. The new, state-of-the-art plant will house the production, development and distribution of next-generation engineered sand products, and create jobs for more than 110 people in this innovative industry.
Arizona Broadband Office Opens Applications for Grants
September 19, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Grant applications are now being accepted for broadband enhancement in rural Arizona communities. The Arizona Rural Broadband Development Grant will be used to support planning and deployment, enabling Arizona communities to more easily access broadband services.Learn More
Fortune 500 Retailer CarMax Creating More Than 400 Jobs for New Contact Center in Tempe
September 10, 2019
TEMPE, AZ — CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create 430 new jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Tempe this December. The company is now hiring to fill the open positions at the contact center. Candidates can apply now at CarMaxPhoenix.com.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Opens Application Window for the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge
September 05, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced it will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge on Thursday, September 5, 2019. The Arizona Innovation Challenge is the ACA’s business plan competition designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.
H.E.R.O.S. Inc. Relocates its Headquarters to Greater Phoenix
September 04, 2019
CHANDLER, AZ — H.E.R.O.S. Inc., an industry leader in repairing and overhauling helicopter engines, is relocating its headquarters from Santa Clarita, Calif. to Chandler, Ariz. The company will occupy nearly 19,000-square-feet of industrial space at 10 Chandler, located at 560 N. 54th St. H.E.R.O.S. Inc. plans to create 25 new jobs in the Chandler community and expects to be fully operational by the winter of 2019.
Registration open for 2019 Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit
August 12, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — What’s the next big thing in science and technology? The answers can be found at the Arizona STEM and Innovation Summit presented by the SciTech Institute, an Arizona nonprofit focused on cultivating an ecosystem of conscious science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) communities through awareness, connections and empowerment, at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing ArtsLearn More
Arizona on the Road Series Stops in Quad Cities Region
August 12, 2019
PRESCOTT, AZ — Leadership of eleven Arizona state agencies made stops in Prescott and Prescott Valley today to meet with business, community and education leaders. Participants discussed activity in the region and strategies for advancing the local economy.
Hopebridge Brings Pediatric Autism Therapy Centers into Arizona
August 06, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — To meet the growing need for autism services across the country, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers is expanding its innovative interdisciplinary care into Arizona, bringing approximately 12 locations to the state over the next 12 to 18 months.Learn More
Microsoft to Build World-Class Sustainable Datacenters and Invest in Solar Power in Arizona
July 30, 2019
GOODYEAR & EL MIRAGE, AZ — Microsoft announced Arizona as the location for the development of three new world-class datacenter campuses to support the growing demand for cloud and internet services in Arizona and across the Western United States.Learn More
Verdigris Holdings Selects Arizona as Corporate Headquarters
July 23, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ —Verdigris Holdings, Inc. and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced Verdigris has selected Arizona for its corporate headquarters.
Acronis Set to Grow Arizona Workforce with Investment in New Research and Development Office in Tempe
July 08, 2019
TEMPE, AZ and SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection announced today the opening of its new office in Tempe, Arizona. The new location features a cutting-edge research and development office, as well as Acronis’ largest and fastest growing data center operations space.
Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge Awardees Announced
June 20, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the selection of ten awardees in the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its business plan competition designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by helping early-stage ventures scale.
Times Microwave Systems Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Mesa
June 12, 2019
MESA, AZ — As part of its plan to support growth initiatives and more closely service key customers in Arizona and the western United States, Times Microwave Systems (TMS) has expanded its Mesa manufacturing facility.
Google Hosts Free Training for Local Small Business Owners, Jobseekers in Arizona
June 12, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Visiting Google presenters and coaches hosted free “Grow with Google” workshops in Phoenix with onsite instruction provided to local jobseekers and small business leaders on integral digital skills needed in today’s business environment.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Finalists in the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge
June 06, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority announced today finalists have been selected to advance to the final round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), the agency’s business plan competition for promising early-stage technology companies in high-growth industries.
Cadence Living Plans New $46M Upscale Senior Living Community for Chandler
June 05, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Cadence Living, an owner, developer and operator of senior living communities, has announced the purchase of land for the Scottsdale-based company’s fourth community in Arizona.Learn More
Offerpad’s Welcome Home Party Marks Grand Opening of New Headquarters
May 10, 2019
CHANDLER, AZ — Real estate tech leader Offerpad threw a welcome home party in honor of the company’s move into its new custom-designed headquarters.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists in the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge
May 03, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 companies were selected as semifinalists in the Spring 2019 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge.
Fox Corporation Announces FOX Media Center in Arizona
May 02, 2019
NEW YORK, NY and LOS ANGELES, CA — Fox Corporation (Nasdaq: FOXA, FOX) (the “Company”) today announced that it will build its new FOX Media Center within the Arizona State University (ASU) Research Park in Tempe, Arizona. The Center, which will be the streaming and technology hub for the Company, is expected to be operational in 2021.
Zillow Group Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Zillow Offers Opens Southwest Hub in Phoenix area
April 17, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Zillow Group, which houses one of the largestportfolio of real estate brands on mobile and web, is celebrating one year of buying and selling homes directly through its Zillow Offers business. The company today announced the opening of its Greater Phoenix office, which will act as the Southwest hub for Zillow Offers.Learn More
Senior Living at Dove Mountain to Begin Construction On First Arizona Location
April 16, 2019
BILLINGS, MT — Dove Mountain Residences, LLC announced today its plans to build a state-of-the-art senior living facility in Marana, Arizona. The groundbreaking will take place in May 2019 and the community is scheduled to open in late spring of 2020.Learn More
Southern New Hampshire University Announces New Operations Center in Tucson
April 10, 2019
MANCHESTER, NH — Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is announcing today its plans to open a new operations center in Tucson, Arizona to better support its growing student body across the country.Learn More
fairlife to Expand and Build a New Production Facility in Arizona
April 08, 2019
CHICAGO, IL — fairlife, LLC announced plans today to increase overall production capabilities with the construction of a new 300 thousand square foot production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Arizona – a suburb of Phoenix.Learn More
Zovio to Redefine the Future of Education Technology
April 02, 2019
SAN DIEGO, CA — Bridgepoint Education, Inc.'s CEO, Andrew Clark, announced the company is changing its name to Zovio Inc, further advancing the company's strategy and transformation to an education technology services company. Zovio partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver innovative, personalized solutions and is redefining education technology.Learn More
Myndshft Technologies to Quadruple in Size in 2019
March 21, 2019
MESA, AZ — Myndshft, a technology company that specializes in blockchain and artificial intelligence in healthcare, today announced that it plans to triple its team from 30 to over 100 employees this year.Learn More
Red Bull, Ball Corporation and Rauch Select Glendale for New Multimillion Dollar Facility
March 11, 2019
GLENDALE, AZ — RRB Beverage Operations Inc. announced it's establishing a new, multimillion-dollar facility at the southeast corner of Reems Road and Peoria Avenue in the Woolf Logistics Industrial Campus in Glendale. The first phase of this flagship development will bring an approximately 700,000-square-foot building and over 140 new jobs to the city.Learn More
Symboticware, Inc. Celebrates New Headquarters
March 10, 2019
TUCSON, AZ — Symboticware Inc., an industry leader of standardized information-based technology to enhance productivity, sustainability, profitability and safety through real-time data management solutions, celebrates the official opening of the Tucson, Arizona-based US/Mexico headquarters.Learn More
Arizona Innovation Challenge Application Spring 2019 Window Opens
February 22, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced it will begin accepting applications for the Spring 2019 Arizona Innovation Challenge on Monday, February 25, 2019. The business plan competition is one of the nation’s largest and helps early-stage technology companies scale their innovations.
Progressive Insurance Plans to Grow Phoenix Workforce in 2019
February 21, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Progressive Insurance announced it’ll be hiring 375 employees to staff its Phoenix office. Those positions will be in customer service, sales, bilingual Spanish customer service and sales, and claims.
Forecast: Arizona to Add More than 165,000 Jobs by 2020
February 21, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity today released a report projecting Arizona will add 165,691 jobs over a two-year period.Learn More
Aerocircular Selects Mesa, Arizona for Its North American Facility
February 19, 2019
MESA, AZ — Belgium-based aircraft recycling/up-cycling service Aerocircular announced today it’s expanding its operations in North America with a new facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona.Learn More
2019 Arizona SciTech Festival Kicks Off with Record Number of Events
January 29, 2019
PHOENIX, AZ — Thousands turned out over the weekend for the kick-off of the Arizona SciTech Festival, the state’s annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Learn More
Modern Studios Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Tucson
January 24, 2019
TUCSON, AZ — Modern Studios, Arizona’s state-of-the-art production facility and full-service advertising agency, is now open in Tucson, bringing new capabilities to Southern Arizona in production, creative content and marketing.Learn More
Andersen Corporation Begins Construction on New Manufacturing Campus in Goodyear, Arizona
January 11, 2019
BAYPORT, MN — Andersen Corporation, America’s premier window and door manufacturer, today broke ground on its new manufacturing campus in Goodyear, Arizona. The company plans create more than 415 jobs during the first phase of this expansion.
Northwest Healthcare Announces Expansion in Tucson, Arizona; Adds Nearly 600 Jobs
January 07, 2019
TUCSON, AZ — Northwest Healthcare announces a new 70-bed hospital and expanded medical services on 18.5 acres at the southwest corner of Old Spanish Trail and Houghton Road. This new 183,000 square-foot facility will add 595 healthcare jobs in a high-growth area of Tucson.Learn More
SurchX Accelerates Growth with Office Opening in Phoenix
December 27, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — SurchX, a software company that enables retailers to recover losses from merchant processing fees, today announced the opening of its new offices in downtown Phoenix.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge Awardees
December 20, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — The Fall 2018 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced ten awardees in its bi-annual business plan competition for promising early-stage technology companies in high-growth industries.
AgJunction Selects Arizona for New Corporate Headquarters
December 13, 2018
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Agritech company AgJunction has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Hiawatha, Kansas to Scottsdale, Arizona effective immediately.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Finalists in the Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge
December 10, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 20 finalists in the Fall 2018 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, a bi-annual business plan competition for promising early-stage companies in high-growth industries.Learn More
Oscar to Grow Tempe Office and Workforce
November 05, 2018
TEMPE, AZ — Oscar, one of the country’s fastest growing health insurance startups offering consumer-focused, technology-driven health care, today announced that it will expand its presence in Tempe, which will double Oscar’s total footprint at The Circuit to 139,000 square feet and enable Oscar’s creation of 400 new jobs in Tempe by 2020.
Voya Financial Announces Arizona Expansion with Phoenix Area Location
November 01, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it will open a new office in the metro Phoenix, Arizona area and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Phoenix area. The new location will be in addition to Voya’s existing Scottsdale office at 7337 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, where approximately 200 employees from the company’s Investment Management business are already based.
Nationwide Realty Investors Unveils Name and Initial Plans for 1.8 Million SF Mixed-Used Development in Scottsdale
November 01, 2018
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Nationwide Realty Investors announced today that its 134-acre mixed-use development in Scottsdale, Arizona will be named Cavasson. The initial phase of the project, which will break ground in 2019, will include the new 460,000 square-foot regional headquarters, multifamily apartments, a six-story parking structure, retail and restaurants, two hotel sites and significant infrastructure improvements.
Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists in the Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge
October 29, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 semifinalists in the Fall 2018 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, a bi-annual business plan competition for promising early-stage companies in high-growth industries. As many as ten recipients in each round will receive up to $150,000 each in capital to grow their businesses, advancing innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona.
SeaCa Packaging Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Surprise, Arizona During Arizona Manufacturers Month
October 26, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — SeaCa Packaging, owned by Seattle Tacoma Box Company, an over 125-year-old six generation family owned and operated company specializing in packaging, today announced its expansion to Greater Phoenix with the groundbreaking of a manufacturing plant in Surprise, Arizona. The company specializes in polypropylene carton manufacturing and the plant in Greater Phoenix is scheduled to be completed by April 2019, marking the eighth location between the two companies.
TEKsystems Expands Offices in Arizona to Accelerate Technology Services Delivery and Job Growth
October 25, 2018
HANOVER, MD — TEKsystems, a provider of technology services that address the pressing strategy, implementation and talent needs for more than 80% of the Fortune 500 companies announced today it’s expanding its office in Tempe, Arizona with plans to hire up to 300 new employees over the next three years. The company has secured an additional 24,000 square feet of office space at its West Coast corporate campus in Tempe for its TEKsystems Delivery Center.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Creates Institute for Automated Mobility in Arizona
October 11, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an Executive Order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a new consortium of private sector companies, public officials and university research faculty that will collaborate on state-of-the-art research in Arizona.
AQST Space Systems Announces Relocation of Manufacturing Facilities to Yuma
October 01, 2018
YUMA, AZ — Mesa-based AQST Space Systems Group, LLC has announced the relocation of its manufacturing facilities to Yuma, Arizona. The company secured a manufacturing site at the Yuma County Airport Authority’s Defense Contractor Complex, with plans to be operational by the end of 2018.
Acronis Increases Arizona Investment to 20 Million, Expands R&D Center for AI and Blockchain Projects
September 27, 2018
SCOTTSDALE, AZ and BURLINGTON, MA — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions, currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, announced it will increase its investment in Arizona to 20 million over the next three years through the expansion of its operations and the availability of research and development engineering positions at its office in Scottsdale.
Marriott to Offer Discounts for Film Industry in Arizona
September 26, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Film & Digital Media Program announced today a sponsorship with Arizona Marriott Hotels & Resorts to offer discounts to those in the entertainment industry who are working on film or digital media projects in Arizona. The sponsorship will allow those involved in projects registered with the Reel Savings Rebate/Discount Program in Arizona to stay in designated Marriott properties around the state at discounted rates.
Airobotics Selects Arizona to Expand its Data-Driven Automated Drone Solution
September 25, 2018
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Leading Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics today launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations.
8th Annual SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference & Community Stakeholder Summit
September 24, 2018
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — This year’s 8th annual SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference will focus on bringing together Arizona’s key stakeholders in what will be the largest collaborative STEM conference in the state.
Infosys to Open Technology and Innovation Hub in Arizona and Hire 1000 Workers by 2023
September 20, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in the State of Arizona and hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2023.
Arizona Tech Company Expands Operations, Creates Jobs
September 18, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona-based international call center company Valor Global announced today it is expanding operations in Arizona, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next 12 months. The jobs range from customer care to tech support for several international brands, including a major online streaming provider.Learn More
Self-Driving Truck Company TuSimple Announces Expansion in Tucson, Arizona
September 12, 2018
TUCSON, AZ — TuSimple, a global self-driving truck solutions company, today announced plans for further expansion in Tucson, Arizona. The company has been testing its Level 4 Class 8 autonomous trucks in the state of Arizona for over a year and recently began generating revenue hauling freight for commercial carriers in the state.Learn More
Andersen Corporation Announces Plans to Build Manufacturing Campus in Arizona
September 11, 2018
BAYPORT, MN — Andersen Corporation, America’s premier window and door manufacturer, today announced its intent to build a new manufacturing and distribution campus in the western United States, and is working with the City of Goodyear, Arizona to select a site. Andersen plans to invest more than $105 million and create more than 415 jobs during the first phase of this expansion.Learn More
Chandler Company Expands Tech-Focused Manufacturing Operation
September 10, 2018
CHANDLER, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced today that Rogers Corporation, a global manufacturer of tech-focused materials, is expanding in Chandler. The company has purchased an additional facility along Chandler’s Price Corridor that is expected to create 90 new jobs.
AXISCADES Selects Tucson, Arizona for Engineering Center
August 24, 2018
TUCSON, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Mritunjay Singh, CEO and Executive Director of AXISCADES, one of India’s leading technology solutions providers, today announced the company’s expansion into Tucson, Arizona, where it will create hundreds of jobs primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering.Learn More
Application Window Open for the Fall Arizona Innovation Challenge
August 24, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced it has opened the application window for the Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge. It is one of the largest business plan competitions in the nation, which helps early-stage technology companies scale their innovations.Learn More
Cognizant Arizona Expansion to Add 500 New Technology Jobs
August 09, 2018
TEANECK, NJ — Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced the opening of its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center in Mesa, Ariz. The center will house over 500 new employees, increasing Cognizant’s statewide workforce to nearly 3,000 employees at facilities in Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa.Learn More
Liberty Mutual Insurance Launches Arizona Apprenticeship Program
July 25, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — In a ceremony held today at the Arizona State Capitol, Liberty Mutual Insurance announced its new Arizona Apprenticeship Program that it is administering in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Department of Economic Security. The apprenticeship program is Liberty’s latest initiative in its effort to reach previously untapped talent pipelines and one that leverages Arizona’s database of over 200,000 apprentice candidates.Learn More
Deloitte Delivers Tech Solutions for Rapidly Changing Business World with New Facility in Greater Phoenix Area
June 08, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Deloitte today announced it will be opening a 102,000 square foot U.S. Delivery Center in Gilbert, Arizona, to develop and implement emerging technology solutions for a range of private and public sector clients. The center is expected to generate 2,500 jobs for the region.
Aerospace Company Opens Headquarters in Mesa, Arizona
May 31, 2018
MESA, AZ — AQST Space Systems announced today the company is moving its headquarters from Puerto Rico to Mesa, Arizona. The company plans to manufacture and assemble rockets for small satellites and expects to begin production by the end of 2018.
Amazon Announces New Tucson Fulfillment Center
May 16, 2018
TUCSON, AZ — Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Tucson, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one.
Arizona SciTech Festival Draws Record Attendance, Creates Awareness for STEM Careers
April 11, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Communities across the state officially wrapped up the 2018 Arizona SciTech Festival on March 31, the statewide, two-month long celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Arizona Opportunity Zone Nominations Submitted to U.S. Treasury Department
April 06, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey announced today that the State of Arizona submitted its nominations for Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the March 21 deadline. A response from the Treasury is expected within 30 days.
Orbital ATK and Arizona Governor Ducey Announce Expansion of Mesa, Arizona Operations
March 29, 2018
DULLES, VA — Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, today announced the expansion of the company’s production facility in Mesa, Arizona.
Governor Ducey, Orbital ATK Announce a New Campus for Launch Vehicle Operations in Chandler, Arizona
March 23, 2018
CHANDLER, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Orbital ATK, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, today announced the expansion of the company’s launch vehicles operations onto a new campus in Chandler, Arizona.
Inaugural Business Expo Is Latest Step in Growing Arizona-Sonora Partnership
March 14, 2018
HERMOSILLO, SONORA, MEXICO — Nearly 100 exhibitors and 3,500 visitors are attending the inaugural Arizona-Sonora Business Expo March 14-15, designed to facilitate new connections, increase cross-border collaboration and strengthen an already prosperous relationship between two trading partners.Learn More
Groundbreaking for State-of-the Art Data Center in Southeast Mesa
March 07, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for EdgeCore Internet Real Estate's Mesa Data Center Campus,13303 S. Ellsworth Road. The 180-thousand square foot building will help EdgeCore offer cloud-connected data center solutions to the world's most demanding customers.Learn More
King Koil Will Open a New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
February 28, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Leading mattress manufacturer King Koil has taken the next step in building out its domestic manufacturing platform with the announcement of a new 90,000-square-foot factory located in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, Ariz.Learn More
Nikola Motor Company to Manufacture Innovative New Technology in Arizona
January 30, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Nikola Motor Company today announced the company has selected Buckeye, Arizona for its Nikola Motor Company hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.Learn More
2018 AZ SciTech Festival Kicks Off
January 29, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ — Communities across the state are gearing up for the 2018 Arizona SciTech Festival, the state's annual celebration of more than 1,500 events involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Learn More
2018 Sun Corridor EDGE Program Accepting Applications
January 18, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ – The application period has begun for the 2018 Sun Corridor EDGE (Economic Development for the Global Economy) Program recognizing excellence in exporting. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 28, 2018.Learn More
National Insurer Plans to Move, Expand New Facility at The Bridges in Tucson, Arizona
January 09, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ – Bourn Companies today announced plans to develop and build a new 200,000 sf multi-level office building with indoor/outdoor amenities on 20 acres near 36th Street and MLK Jr. Way, within the master planned site The Bridges.Learn More
SkyBridge Arizona Marks New Era in Cross-Border Commerce
January 05, 2018
PHOENIX, AZ – Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizona will be home to SkyBridge Arizona, the nation’s first international air cargo hub to house both Mexican and United States customsLearn More
Fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge Awardees Announced
December 20, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — The Fall 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced six awardees in its semi-annual business plan competition.Learn More
Acronis Commits to Opening Research and Development Center in Arizona, Bringing Jobs and an Economic Boost to Region
December 12, 2017
SCOTTSDALE, AZ/BURLINGTON, MA — Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection, officially opened its office in Scottsdale, Arizona with a ribbon cutting ceremony and announcement of a new R&D center in Arizona.Learn More
Pet Supply Giant Chewy, Inc. Brings 700 Jobs to Goodyear
December 11, 2017
GOODYEAR, AZ — Online pet products retailer Chewy, Inc. has committed to bringing 700 new full-time jobs to Goodyear as part of its latest expansion into the southwestern United States.Learn More
Eclipse Automation Announces the Opening of a New Facility in Arizona to Accommodate Record Company Growth
November 29, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — Eclipse Automation is proud to announce the addition of a new location in the Greater Phoenix area, Arizona to support its rapidly growing international business and its globally based customers.Learn More
Optima Tax Relief Opens Office in Chandler and Plans Strong Growth
November 28, 2017
CHANDLER, AZ — Santa Ana, California-based, Optima Tax Relief recently selected Chandler, Arizona, for its first location outside of “The Golden State.” The company, which has more than 450 employees in California, is beginning operations with 20 employees in its office at 5530 W. Chandler Blvd.Learn More
New Report Shows Major Economic Impact of Arizona Military Bases
November 15, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — A new report published today by the Arizona Governor’s Office shows military installations in the state continue to be major economic drivers, responsible for tens of thousands of jobs and over $250 million in local and state tax revenue.Learn More
Governor Ducey Proclaims October 'Arizona Manufacturers Month'
October 06, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed October the fifth annual “Arizona Manufacturers Month” to celebrate the more than 4,600 Arizona manufacturers whose success has made Arizona into a leading hub in the U.S. In 2016, manufacturing accounted for 158,652 jobs in Arizona and an output of $24.4 billion. Manufacturing in Arizona creates high-quality, high-wage jobs, with an average annual salary of $72,419.Learn More
Bank of the West Announces Opening of New Office Facility in Tempe, Arizona
October 05, 2017
TEMPE, AZ – Bank of the West today announced the opening of a new office in Tempe, Arizona, at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, expanding the Bank’s presence in central Arizona with an investment in the region that will include office space for a thousand people and the creation of a significant number of local jobs. Time lapse video shows Bank of the West signage going up in Tempe.Learn More
Arizona Commerce Authority Launches Next Five-Year Business Plan
October 04, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority has launched its next five-year business plan, following a vote of approval Sept. 14 by the ACA Board of Directors. The plan, titled “Leveraging Next-Gen Trends to Grow Arizona’s Economy,” outlines five aggressive new goals for the organization: Job creation, wage growth, capital investment, increased exports, and entrepreneurial ability.Learn More
Walgreens to Bring Nearly 500 Jobs, Including 191 New Positions to Chandler, Arizona
July 25, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — Walgreens today announced it will bring nearly 500 jobs, including 191 new positions, to Chandler, Arizona as part of the relocation of its Tempe pharmacy operations support center. The current facility in Tempe will remain open as a pharmacy mail services support facility to allow for future growth.Learn More
Arizona Recognized as Top State for Economic Competitiveness
June 08, 2017
PHOENIX, AZ — Two prominent trade publications -- Site Selection and Area Development magazines -- have honored Arizona with top recognition for large-scale economic development projects during 2016 in key industries, ranging from aerospace to finance to manufacturing.Learn More