Arizona

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

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Oscar Expands In Arizona

The region’s large, skilled workforce, high quality of life, pro-business climate and creative office space options like The Circuit were attractive draws for the company.
2016 Economic Development Awards

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.
Aerospace and Defense Jobs Expected to Grow

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte's new ”U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.”
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Arizona: Great and Getting Greater

Greater Phoenix, Arizona is a high-tech hub and a growth juggernaut, with unparalleled market access to the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S.
2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.
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Centene Opens Service Center In Arizona

The facility will serve as a member and provider call center for Centene's Arizona-based Bridgeway Health Solutions and other health plans across the country.
TSYS Global Headquarters.

Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.
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CompuGroup Medical US Relocating From Boston To Phoenix

The existing office in Phoenix will be co-located with the new head office and will serve as a unified location for human resources, research and development, product management, marketing and sales.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community gave the adjacent City of Maricopa $7.4 million for the development of its Copper Sky Recreation Complex. Ak-Chin has become an economic powerhouse in western Pinal County, AZ, fueling much of the region’s economic development.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.
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Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.
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Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.
Apple Mesa

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Penske Opens New Facility In Phoenix

The 24,000 square-foot structure is situated on 10 acres and has built to service trucks with engines that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Con Edison Announce Solar Partnership

Construction on Mesquite Solar 1, located in Arlington, AZ, began in 2011. The project created 528 local construction jobs at the peak of construction and 10 long-term positions.
GENERAL MOTORS INNOVATION CENTERS

GM To Hire 1,000 High Tech Employees In Phoenix Region

Fourth Innovation Center completes GM's geographic plan for hiring best and brightest from the IT sector.
Inside a state-of-the-art cleanroom at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex

FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips

The nanotech circuits on today’s microchips can’t be seen with the human eye, but they support a $150-billion industry that employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S. From the January/February 2013 issue

Direct Energy To Open New Call Center In Tempe, AZ

Direct Energy will move into the new facility in February. The company expects the call center to be fully functional by the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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