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Arizona Commerce Authority Launches New Interactive Map That Showcases Arizona's Assets

July 19, 2018

PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 19, 2018) -- The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced it has launched a new interactive map that identifies statewide assets and resources, such as infrastructure, land ownership, educational resources and community profiles.

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Deloitte Delivers Tech Solutions for Rapidly Changing Business World With New Facility in Greater Phoenix Area

June 08, 2018

Phoenix, ARIZONA (June 8, 2018) – Deloitte today announced it will be opening a 102,000 square foot U.S. Delivery Center in Gilbert, Arizona, to develop and implement emerging technology solutions for a range of private and public sector clients. The center is expected to generate 2,500 jobs for the region. 

 

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Aerospace Company Opens Headquarters in Mesa, Arizona

May 31, 2018

MESA, ARIZONA  (May 31, 2018) – AQST Space Systems announced today the company is moving its headquarters from Puerto Rico to Mesa, Arizona. The company plans to manufacture and assemble rockets for small satellites and expects to begin production by the end of 2018. 

 

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Amazon Announces New Tucson Fulfillment Center

May 16, 2018

Tucson, AZ (May 16, 2018)Amazon.com, Inc. today announced plans to open its first fulfillment center in Tucson, creating more than 1,500 full-time jobs with competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one. 

 

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ARIZONA SCITECH FESTIVAL DRAWS RECORD ATTENDANCE, CREATES AWARENESS FOR STEM CAREERS

April 11, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ (April 11, 2018) – Communities across the state officially wrapped up the 2018 Arizona SciTech Festival on March 31, the statewide, two-month long celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 

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Arizona Opportunity Zone Nominations Submitted to U.S. Treasury Department

April 06, 2018

PHOENIX, ARIZ (April 6, 2018) – Governor Doug Ducey announced today that the State of Arizona submitted its nominations for Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the March 21 deadline. A response from the Treasury is expected within 30 days.

 

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Orbital ATK and Arizona Governor Ducey Announce Expansion of Mesa, Arizona, Operations

March 29, 2018

DULLES, VA (March 29, 2018) – Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, today announced the expansion of the company’s production facility in Mesa, Arizona.

 

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Governor Ducey, Orbital ATK Announce a New Campus for Launch Vehicle Operations in Chandler, Arizona

March 23, 2018

CHANDLER, ARIZ (March 23, 2018) –Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Orbital ATK, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense technology firms, today announced the expansion of the company’s launch vehicles operations onto a new campus in Chandler, Arizona.

 

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Inaugural Business Expo Is Latest Step In Growing Arizona-Sonora Partnership

March 14, 2018

Hermosillo, Son. (March 14, 2018) – Nearly 100 exhibitors and 3,500 visitors are attending the inaugural Arizona-Sonora Business Expo March 14-15, designed to facilitate new connections, increase cross-border collaboration and strengthen an already prosperous relationship between two trading partners.

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Groundbreaking for state-of-the-art data center in southeast Mesa (1)

March 07, 2018

PHOENIX, ARIZ (February 28, 2018)A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for EdgeCore Internet Real Estate's Mesa Data Center Campus,13303 S. Ellsworth Road. The 180-thousand square foot building will help EdgeCore offer cloud-connected data center solutions to the world's most demanding customers.

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King Koil Will Open a New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility In Arizona

February 28, 2018

PHOENIX, ARIZ (February 28, 2018) – Leading mattress manufacturer King Koil has taken the next step in building out its domestic manufacturing platform with the announcement of a new 90,000-square-foot factory located in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, Ariz.

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Nikola Motor Company To Manufacture Innovative New Technology in Arizona

January 30, 2018

Phoenix, Ariz (Jan. 30, 2018) – Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Nikola Motor Company today announced the company has selected Buckeye, Arizona for its Nikola Motor Company hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility.

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2018 AZ SciTech Festival Kicks Off

January 29, 2018

Phoenix, Ariz (Jan. 29, 2018) – Communities across the state are gearing up for the 2018 Arizona SciTech Festival, the state's annual celebration of more than 1,500 events involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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2018 Sun Corridor EDGE Program Accepting Applications

January 18, 2018

Phoenix, Ariz (Jan. 18, 2018) – The application period has begun for the 2018 Sun Corridor EDGE (Economic Development for the Global Economy) Program recognizing excellence in exporting. The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 28, 2018.  

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National Insurer Plans to Move Expand New Facility at The Bridges in Tucson Arizona

January 09, 2018

Phoenix, Ariz (Jan. 9, 2018) – Bourn Companies today announced plans to develop and build a new 200,000 sf multi-level office building with indoor/outdoor amenities on 20 acres near 36th Street and MLK Jr. Way, within the master planned site The Bridges.  

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SkyBridge Arizona Marks New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

January 05, 2018

Phoenix, Ariz (Jan. 5, 2018) – Governor Doug Ducey today announced that Arizona will be home to SkyBridge Arizona, the nation’s first international air cargo hub to house both Mexican and United States customs

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Fall 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge Awardees Announced

December 20, 2017

Phoenix, Ariz (Dec. 20, 2017) – The Fall 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced six awardees in its semi-annual business plan competition.

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Acronis Commits to Opening Research and Development Center in Arizona, Bringing Jobs and an Economic Boost to Region

December 12, 2017

Scottsdale, AZ and Burlington, MA (Dec. 12, 2017) – Acronis, a global leader in hybrid
cloud data protection, officially opened its office in Scottsdale, Arizona with a ribbon cutting
ceremony and announcement of a new R&D center in Arizona.

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Pet supply giant Chewy, Inc. brings 700 jobs to Goodyear

December 11, 2017

 Goodyear, Ariz. (Dec. 11, 2017) Online pet products retailer Chewy, Inc. has committed to bringing 700 new full-time jobs to Goodyear as part of its latest expansion into the southwestern United States.

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Eclipse Automation Announces the Opening of a New Facility in Arizona to Accommodate Record Company Growth

November 29, 2017

PHOENIX (Nov. 29, 2017) — Eclipse Automation is proud to announce the addition of a new location in the Greater Phoenix area, Arizona to support its rapidly growing international business and its globally based customers. 

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Optima Tax Relief opens office in Chandler and plans strong growth

November 28, 2017

Chandler, Ariz (Nov. 28, 2017) – Santa Ana, California-based, Optima Tax Relief recently selected Chandler, Arizona, for its first location outside of “The Golden State.” The company, which has more than 450 employees in California, is beginning operations with 20 employees in its office at 5530 W. Chandler Blvd.

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New Report Shows Major Economic Impact Of Arizona Military Bases

November 15, 2017

PHOENIX (Nov. 15, 2017) —  A new report published today by the Arizona Governor’s Office shows military installations in the state continue to be major economic drivers, responsible for tens of thousands of jobs and over $250 million in local and state tax revenue. 

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Governor Ducey proclaims October 'Arizona Manufacturers Month'

October 06, 2017

PHOENIX (Oct. 6, 2017) — Governor Doug Ducey has proclaimed October the fifth annual “Arizona Manufacturers Month” to celebrate the more than 4,600 Arizona manufacturers whose success has made Arizona into a leading hub in the U.S. In 2016, manufacturing accounted for 158,652 jobs in Arizona and an output of $24.4 billion. Manufacturing in Arizona creates high-quality, high-wage jobs, with an average annual salary of $72,419. 

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Bank of the West Announces Opening of New Office Facility in Tempe, Arizona

October 05, 2017

TEMPE (Oct. 5, 2017) – Bank of the West today announces the opening of a new office in Tempe, Arizona, at 1625 W. Fountainhead Parkway, expanding the Bank’s presence in central Arizona with an investment in the region that will include office space for a thousand people and the creation of a significant number of local jobs. Time lapse video shows Bank of the West signage going up in Tempe.

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Arizona Commerce Authority Launches Next Five-Year Business Plan

October 04, 2017

PHOENIX (Sept. 14, 2017) -- The Arizona Commerce Authority has launched its next five-year business plan, following a vote of approval Sept. 14 by the ACA Board of Directors. The plan, titled “Leveraging Next-Gen Trends to Grow Arizona’s Economy,” outlines five aggressive new goals for the organization: Job creation, wage growth, capital investment, increased exports, and entrepreneurial ability.

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Walgreens to Bring Nearly 500 Jobs, Including 191 New Positions, to Chandler, Arizona

July 25, 2017

PHOENIX (July 25, 2017) -- Walgreens today announced it will bring nearly 500 jobs, including 191 new positions, to Chandler, Arizona as part of the relocation of its Tempe pharmacy operations support center. The current facility in Tempe will remain open as a pharmacy mail services support facility to allow for future growth. 

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Arizona Recognized As Top State for Economic Competitiveness

June 08, 2017

PHOENIX (June 8, 2017) – Two prominent trade publications -- Site Selection and Area Development magazines -- have honored Arizona with top recognition for large-scale economic development projects during 2016 in key industries, ranging from aerospace to finance to manufacturing. 

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