Arizona Commerce Authority

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Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
ASU Research Park

Viasat Expanding In ASU Research Park

In Tempe, AZ, the satellite communications company will add 1,500 jobs at its second site in ASU Research Park.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
JX USA Arizona

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Invests $29M In Arizona

The 65-acre Mesa, AZ greenfield site will serve as the new base of operations for JX’s North American and European semiconductor materials business.
Williams-Sonoma, Glendale, Arizona

Williams-Sonoma Will Create 2,400 Jobs In Arizona

The home furnishings retailer plans to open a new 1.25-million-square-foot fulfillment and distribution center in The Cubes at Glendale.
EMD Electronics Chandler Arizona

EMD Electronics Investing $28M In Arizona Expansion

The new semiconductor and display material manufacturing facility will create more than 100 jobs in Chandler, AZ.
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.
CarMax to build in Tempe, AZ

CarMax To Create More Than 400 Jobs In Arizona

The Fortune 500 used car retailer will open a new contact center in Tempe, AZ by the end of this year.
Goodyear Arizona

Andersen Investing $105M In Arizona

The window and door maker will build a new manufacturing campus in Goodyear, AZ, creating 415 jobs over five years.
Mesa Arizona

Niagara Bottling Investing $76M In Arizona

The 450,000-square-foot facility within the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in Mesa, AZ will create up to 55 new jobs.
health insurance

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.
Caterpillar Tucson Arizona

Caterpillar Expands In Southern Arizona

Caterpillar Inc. will create more than 600 new jobs over five years at its new surface mining and technology offices in Tucson, AZ.
Centene Plaza in Clayton, MO.

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.
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.

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

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Game-changing Logistics Hub in Northwest Ohio

A nationally acclaimed logistics development company is preparing to unveil a master-planned park which will be able to accommodate more than 4 million square feet of industrial space. This park will also lay adjacent to one the country’s most critical intermodal terminals.

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