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A diverse and welcoming community, Tucson offers an outstanding quality of life along with a low cost of doing business. Our manufacturers lead the way in innovation, in sectors as varied as aerospace, biotech, defense, healthcare, information technology, optics, solar, and water.

Tucson has the highest concentration of startups of any U.S. city its size and is ranked as a top five city for entreprenuers by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Just 60 miles from the Mexico border, with high-capacity border and transportation infrastructure, Tucson is the natural choice for companies doing business in the U.S. and Mexico.


Cutting-edge companies are launching, testing and scaling world-changing technologies in Arizona. Our culture of innovation, skilled, available talent and affordable operating costs provide the perfect platform for business growth and success. Arizona offers a lifestyle with endless outdoor activities, vibrant arts and culture, affordable living and easy commutes. It’s the perfect balance that makes life better here.


A dynamic transformation is taking place across Toledo and northwest Ohio and we invite you to meet with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) to learn about it and be a part of the new manufacturing economy.  The RGP is a regional economic development agency funded 100% by private business and is dedicated to creating wealth for individuals, companies, and communities. We serve the 17 counties in northwest Ohio; home to cities such as Toledo, Findlay, Lima, and Defiance.  Our region boasts world class facilities such as CSX’s National Gateway Intermodal Yard, Norfolk Southern Railway’s second largest freight yard, the Toledo Seaport connected to the world via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, the three most traveled interstates in America, and fabulous air service through both Detroit Metro Airport and Toledo Express Airport.


For over 50 years, Business Facilities has established itself as a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters, a news portal, and its LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for C-level executives and economic development organizations. Each of the brand’s channels educates corporate executives on issues related to choosing the best location for their growing companies, giving Business Facilities tremendous reach into the site selection marketplace.

Since 1988 Facility Executive has established itself as a leading full-service media brand specializing in the facility management profession. Through our monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters and websiteFacility Executive has created a dynamic community for facility management professionals. Each of our brands educates facility professionals on the demands faced by facility managers and other professionals involved with commercial real estate management, design, and planning.

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to helping economic developers do their job more effectively and raising the profile of the profession. When we succeed, our members create more high-quality jobs, develop more vibrant communities, and generally improve the quality of life in their regions.