Arizona Commerce Authority
Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Arizona Commerce Authority articles below.
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.
Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.
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.