Arizona has become the international epicenter for advanced manufacturing, attracting investments in high-tech industries—semiconductors, electric vehicles, batteries, and aerospace. Fueled by world-class universities, highly skilled workforce, low-cost business climate, and proximity to global markets, Arizona’s manufacturing ecosystem is second to none.

— Sandra Watson, President and CEO,
Arizona Commerce Authority


A hiker at sunset in Arizona. (Photo: Arizona Commerce Authority)

Arizona Targeted Growth Sectors



Arizona Commerce Authority
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is a public-private partnership that leads statewide economic development. The unique structure of the ACA brings together leaders from private industry, academia and all three branches of state government.

Avondale ArizonaPackaging a unique blend of big-city amenities with small-town warmth, Avondale is a keystone community in the Phoenix metropolitan area. We are continuously shaping our future by focusing on strategic growth while embracing the unique qualities that make Avondale a premier business environment.


City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives
The City of Tucson Economic Initiatives team works with regional and state partners to attract, expand and retain businesses through the administration of incentives and intensive assistance to primary job creators. In a region of over 1 million people, Tucson has the workforce for your next business expansion or relocation.


The University of Arizona Tech Parks Arizona
Tech Parks Arizona creates the place, environment, and interactive ground that generates, attracts and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission, and goals of the University of Arizona (UA).


#1 FDI (Capital Investment)2023 State Rankings
#2 Semiconductors2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Aerospace/Defense2023 State Rankings
Top 15 Outdoor Recreation2023 State Rankings
#1 Fastest Growing Counties: Maricopa County2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Agribusiness: Maricopa County 2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Life Sciences Growth: Phoenix2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Housing Growth (Mid-Sized Cities): Chandler2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs (Large): Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler 2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable Cities (Over 500K Pop.): Tucson2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities

Arizona, Top Projects, Capital Investment, Population, Cities, GDP, Nestle, Nucor, Chang Chun Arizona, Sunlit Chemical, XNRG


Freepoint Eco-Systems Arizona

Freepoint Eco-Systems Brings Advanced Recycling Facility To Arizona

Freepoint Eco-Systems’ commercial-scale advanced plastics recycling facility will create 100 jobs in Eloy. And in Phoenix, Clayco celebrates its new Southwestern regional headquarters.

Google Breaks Ground On $600M Data Center In Mesa, AZ

Google will soon have its first physical presence in Arizona with the construction of a $600 million data center.
Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs Spark Business Creativity

From startups to established firms, regions with innovative resources and support propel growth throughout many industries.
Arizona corporate headquarters

Headquarters Locations: Building A Strong Corporate Home

There are many critical factors to consider when businesses decide where to locate their corporate headquarters.

Washington, Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Texas Are #1 In Key Industries

Business Facilities Annual State Rankings highlight high-growth sectors, including Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, and Film & Television.
Missouri One Start

Customized Workforce Training: Bringing Skills To The Market

Workforce training programs are addressing evolving industries, labor force demands, and speed to market needs of business.