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Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Finalists in the Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge

December 10, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 20 finalists in the Fall 2018 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, a bi-annual business plan competition for promising early-stage companies in high-growth industries. As many as ten recipients in each round will receive up to $150,000 each in capital to grow their businesses, advancing innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona. 

 

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Oscar to Grow Tempe Office and Workforce

November 05, 2018

TEMPE, AZ  Oscar, one of the country’s fastest growing health insurance startups offering consumer-focused, technology-driven health care, today announced that it will expand its presence in Tempe, which will double Oscar’s total footprint at The Circuit to 139,000 square feet and enable Oscar’s creation of 400 new jobs in Tempe by 2020. 

 

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Voya Financial Announces Arizona Expansion with Phoenix Area Location

November 01, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that it will open a new office in the metro Phoenix, Arizona area and bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Phoenix area. The new location will be in addition to Voya’s existing Scottsdale office at 7337 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, where approximately 200 employees from the company’s Investment Management business are already based.

 

 

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Nationwide Reality Investors Unveils Name and Initial Plans for 1.8 Million SF Mixed-Used Development in Scottsdale

November 01, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ  Nationwide Realty Investors announced today that its 134-acre mixed-use development in Scottsdale, Arizona will be named Cavasson. The initial phase of the project, which will break ground in 2019, will include the new 460,000 square-foot regional headquarters, multifamily apartments, a six-story parking structure, retail and restaurants, two hotel sites and significant infrastructure improvements. 

 

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Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Semifinalists in the Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge

October 29, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 semifinalists in the Fall 2018 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge, a bi-annual business plan competition for promising early-stage companies in high-growth industries. As many as ten recipients in each round will receive up to $150,000 each in capital to grow their businesses, advancing innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona. 

 

 

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SeaCa Packaging Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in Surprise, Arizona During Arizona Manufacturers Month

October 26, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  SeaCa Packaging, owned by Seattle Tacoma Box Company, an over 125-year-old six generation family owned and operated company specializing in packaging, today announced its expansion to Greater Phoenix with the groundbreaking of a manufacturing plant in Surprise, Arizona. The company specializes in polypropylene carton manufacturing and the plant in Greater Phoenix is scheduled to be completed by April 2019, marking the eighth location between the two companies. 

 

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TEKsystems Expands Offices in Arizona to Accelerate Technology Services Delivery and Job Growth

October 25, 2018

HANOVER, MD  TEKsystems, a provider of technology services that address the pressing strategy, implementation and talent needs for more than 80% of the Fortune 500 companies announced today it’s expanding its office in Tempe, Arizona with plans to hire up to 300 new employees over the next three years. The company has secured an additional 24,000 square feet of office space at its West Coast corporate campus in Tempe for its TEKsystems Delivery Center. 

 

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Creates Institute for Automated Mobility in Arizona

October 11, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an Executive Order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a new consortium of private sector companies, public officials and university research faculty that will collaborate on state-of-the-art research in Arizona. 

 

 

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AQST Space Systems Announces Relocation of Manufacturing Facilities to Yuma

October 01, 2018

YUMA, AZ  Mesa-based AQST Space Systems Group, LLC has announced the relocation of its manufacturing facilities to Yuma, Arizona. The company secured a manufacturing site at the Yuma County Airport Authority’s Defense Contractor Complex, with plans to be operational by the end of 2018. 

 

 

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Acronis Increases Arizona Investment to 20 Million, Expands R&D Center for AI and Blockchain Projects

September 27, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ and BURLINGTON, MA — Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection and hybrid cloud solutions, currently celebrating its 15-year anniversary, announced it will increase its investment in Arizona to 20 million over the next three years through the expansion of its operations and the availability of research and development engineering positions at its office in Scottsdale.

 

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Marriott to Offer Discounts for Film Industry in Arizona

September 26, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  The Arizona Film & Digital Media Program announced today a sponsorship with Arizona Marriott Hotels & Resorts to offer discounts to those in the entertainment industry who are working on film or digital media projects in Arizona. The sponsorship will allow those involved in projects registered with the Reel Savings Rebate/Discount Program in Arizona to stay in designated Marriott properties around the state at discounted rates.

 

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Airobotics Selects Arizona to Expand its Data-Driven Automated Drone Solution

September 25, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Leading Israeli automated drone startup Airobotics today launched its North American headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona, where they will run all North America, South America and Central America operations.

 

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8th Annual SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference & Community Stakeholder Summit

September 24, 2018

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — This year’s 8th annual SciTech Festival Kickoff Conference will focus on bringing together Arizona’s key stakeholders in what will be the largest collaborative STEM conference in the state.

 

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Infosys to Open Technology and Innovation Hub in Arizona and Hire 1000 Workers by 2023

September 20, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in the State of Arizona and hire 1,000 American workers in the state by 2023.

 

 

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Arizona Tech Company Expands Operations, Creates Jobs

September 18, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona-based international call center company Valor Global announced today it is expanding operations in Arizona, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next 12 months. The jobs range from customer care to tech support for several international brands, including a major online streaming provider.

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Self-Driving Truck Company TuSimple Announces Expansion in Tucson, Arizona

September 12, 2018

TUCSON, AZ — TuSimple, a global self-driving truck solutions company, today announced plans for further expansion in Tucson, Arizona. The company has been testing its Level 4 Class 8 autonomous trucks in the state of Arizona for over a year and recently began generating revenue hauling freight for commercial carriers in the state.

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Andersen Corporation Announces Plans to Build Manufacturing Campus in Arizona

September 11, 2018

BAYPORT, MN — Andersen Corporation, America’s premier window and door manufacturer, today announced its intent to build a new manufacturing and distribution campus in the western United States, and is working with the City of Goodyear, Arizona to select a site. Andersen plans to invest more than $105 million and create more than 415 jobs during the first phase of this expansion.

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Chandler Company Expands Tech-Focused Manufacturing Operation

September 10, 2018

CHANDLER, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced today that Rogers Corporation, a global manufacturer of tech-focused materials, is expanding in Chandler. The company has purchased an additional facility along Chandler’s Price Corridor that is expected to create 90 new jobs.

 

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AXISCADES Selects Tucson, Arizona for Engineering Center

August 24, 2018

TUCSON, AZ — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Mritunjay Singh, CEO and Executive Director of AXISCADES, one of India’s leading technology solutions providers, today announced the company’s expansion into Tucson, Arizona, where it will create hundreds of jobs primarily in mechanical and electrical engineering.

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Application Window Open for the Fall Arizona Innovation Challenge

August 24, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced it has opened the application window for the Fall 2018 Arizona Innovation Challenge.  It is one of the largest business plan competitions in the nation, which helps early-stage technology companies scale their innovations.

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Cognizant Arizona Expansion to Add 500 New Technology Jobs

August 09, 2018

TEANECK, NJ — Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced the opening of its newest U.S. regional technology and service delivery center in Mesa, Ariz.  The center will house over 500 new employees, increasing Cognizant’s statewide workforce to nearly 3,000 employees at facilities in Phoenix, Chandler and Mesa.

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Liberty Mutual Insurance Launches Arizona Apprenticeship Program

July 25, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  In a ceremony held today at the Arizona State Capitol, Liberty Mutual Insurance announced its new Arizona Apprenticeship Program that it is administering in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Department of Economic Security.  The apprenticeship program is Liberty’s latest initiative in its effort to reach previously untapped talent pipelines and one that leverages Arizona’s database of over 200,000 apprentice candidates.

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

July 19, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  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, AZ  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, AZ  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  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  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, AZ  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  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, AZ  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, SONORA  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

March 07, 2018

PHOENIX, AZ  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, AZ  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, AZ  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, AZ  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, AZ – 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, AZ – 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, AZ – 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, AZ — 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/BURLINGTON, MA  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, AZ — 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, AZ — 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, AZ — 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, AZ —  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, AZ — 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, AZ – Bank of the West today announced 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, AZ — 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, AZ — 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, AZ — 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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