Sun Corridor Inc.     

Sun Corridor Inc. is a transformative economic development organization representing one of the most dynamic and growing major business centers in North America.  Located in Southern Arizona and encompassing four counties (Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise), Sun Corridor Inc. is a CEO-driven regional alliance whose members aggressively champion mega-regional issues that impact economic competitiveness and quality of life.    

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

Pima County Economic Development

There is perhaps no greater public policy initiative for Pima County than improving our local and regional economy. The primary role of local government is to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the public. Growing communities are able to provide jobs to successive generations and have greater resources for providing the key services of government, namely public safety, public infrastructure (roads, water, sewer) and education.

Pima County is committed to growing our region and has several departments dedicated to making employers and employees successful.

Rio Nuevo Tax Increment Financing District

The mission of Rio Nuevo is to facilitate and participate in the development of a vibrant downtown Tucson.

The District is a State municipal district with the powers, privileges and immunities granted to governmental, municipal corporations for District purposes: a planned multi-faceted development project, including cultural and recreational amenities and improvements, unique historic re-creations, mixed-use developments, etc.

The District is both a municipal stadium district and a special taxing district. Voters authorized the District to receive an incremental portion of State-shared funds derived from transaction privilege taxes (i.e. sales tax called TIF Funds) collected from within the District boundaries within the City of Tucson city limits.

Tech Launch Arizona

The University of Arizona is a place of learning, discovery and invention. At Tech Launch Arizona, we bring those discoveries and inventions to the world. We combine the talents of our faculty and researchers together with the experience of entrepreneurs and investors. We cultivate these conversations, fostering ideas that start in the lab, and grow them into new products and businesses. We bring the inventions born of academic research to the world for far-reaching economic and social change.

Pima Association of Governments (PAG)


Pima Association of Governments is a nonprofit metropolitan planning organization with Transportation Planning, Environmental Planning, Energy Planning and Technical Services divisions.   PAG’s programs focus on cross-jurisdictional planning issues, such as air quality, water quality, transportation and population growth. One of PAG's responsibilities as the MPO is to coordinate development of a long-range regional transportation plan which secures federal funding. PAG's activities and services include traffic data collection, mapping, population projections, carpool matching, public meetings and publications.