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


Quality of Life, Site Selection

Workforce Focus: Site Selection & Quality Of Life

Community involvement and access to a rich variety of activities and amenities have climbed the list of factors for site decisions.
Amkor Arizona

Amkor Will Create 2,000 New Jobs In Arizona

In Peoria, AZ, Amkor will invest $2 billion to build what will be the largest outsourced advanced packaging and test facility in the U.S.
AI Apocalypse

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Connect Homes To Bring Up To 90 Jobs To Mesa, AZ

Connect Homes, a prefab housing provider, will open a new facility in Mesa, Arizona, bringing upwards of 90 jobs to the community.

Sysco Invests $102M In Mesa, AZ; Brings 257 Jobs To Community

Sysco Corporation, a global food-service distribution company, will construct a 353,600-square-foot facility in Mesa, Arizona.