The Place to Grow Your Business
From its early days of poverty, the small tribe of the Ak-Chin Indian Community has grown to become the number one economic generator in Pinal County, Arizona, stimulating nearly $437 million in total economic impact annually. Now as the area’s largest employer, the Community is taking actions that will result in a balanced and diverse economic future for its less than 900 residing members and as well as for the larger Phoenix region.
Originally sustained only by its farming enterprise, the Community’s rapid growth began with the development of Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino which opened in 1994. Since that time, the Community has taken steps to foster additional economic development. Among its commitments is the development and improvement of its commercial and industrial properties.
With access to major transportation corridors, ready labor pools and unparalleled economic advantages, Santa Cruz Commerce Center is ideally positioned on the eastern edge of the Reservation between the cities of Maricopa and Casa Grande less than an hour from central Phoenix. With more than 50 acres of immediately available commercial property for lease, this fully improved industrial park offers businesses substantial tax savings, low energy costs, and below-market lease rates. Shovel-ready lots start at 1.2 acres and up, and can be reconfigured to fit industrial locations for manufacturing sites, hydroponics, biomass and solar projects. In addition, the Community recently announced a build-to-suit option for qualified tenants.
Just five minutes from the Commerce Center, the Community has also begun improvements on the former Phoenix Regional Airport, which it purchased in 2006. Renamed the Ak-Chin Regional Airport earlier this year, the 450-acre property will undergo renovations to the 5,000 ft. runway and taxiway, runway lighting and FBO (Fixed Base Operations) building with a grand opening expected by the end of 2012.
These projects as well as many others now underway in the Community demonstrate Ak-Chin’s commitment to growth. We welcome you to come and put down roots in our Native environment. There’s no better place to grow success for your business.