Arizona

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Arizona.

Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
March / April 2021

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Intel Arizona

Intel Investing $20B In Arizona Semiconductor Manufacturing Expansion

The Intel expansion project — the largest private investment in state history — includes the construction of two new semiconductor fabrication facilities and will create 3,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs.
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp.

ElectraMeccanica Picks Arizona For U.S. Operations Base

The electric vehicle designer and manufacturer will establish its U.S.-based assembly facility and engineering technical center in Mesa, AZ.
Minimum Wage

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
biotech companies

Biotech: Prosperous Partnerships

From supplements to skincare, it may be surprising to learn that biotech companies are routinely being sought after to help resolve issues such as taste and sustainability.
quality of life

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.
Avondale, AZ

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.
energy efficiency

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 
agribusiness

Agribusiness: Both Sides Of The Coin

Even when it would seem so, not everything is simply win-win—especially when adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 and keeping vital supply lines open for essentials.
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.
Arizona

Arizona: Silicon Makes Gold In The Copper State

Businesses choosing to locate their next facility in Arizona will discover there’s gold in the Copper State.
Amazon Tech Hubs

Amazon Creating 3,500 Jobs In Tech Hubs Across The U.S.

The jobs will be created as Amazon invests more than $1.4 billion in expansions of its Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego Tech Hubs.
Qualified Opportunity Zones

There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic.
Sierra Vista, AZ

Healthcare: High Desert Top Workforce

A regional medical hub, excellent education resources and a top-notch workforce converge where the high desert meets the tall mountains in Sierra Vista, AZ.
May / June 2020 Issue

May / June 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 3)

The May / June 2020 Issue features economic developers' recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Plus, a look at corporate headquarters, supply chains and high tech.
Arizona High-Tech

Taking High-Tech To New Heights In Arizona

In Arizona, advanced manufacturing is busy integrating new technologies into products and processes, transforming industries, outputs and the workforce they require to succeed in today’s global market.
Tucson volunteers COVID-19

City Of Tucson: Navigating The Impacts Of COVID-19

In Arizona, Tucson’s Office of Economic Initiatives has been focused entirely on helping small business navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
life sciences

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.
advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Great News! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.