AT THE FOREFRONT OF AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE
As the home to industry giants leading in aircraft testing and development, Arizona is at the forefront of the aerospace & defense industry. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, a longstanding commitment to supporting the U.S. military and a business-friendly environment, top companies come to Arizona to develop advanced solutions and drive innovation.
MRO 2020 Report
Department of Defense
in fiscal year 2019
STRATEGIC U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
Arizona’s strong military presence is vital to the state’s private A&D industry, with six major military installations and four National Guard operations across the state.
Optics and photonics have long been a key piece of modern innovation, and Optics Valley in the Tucson region is a hub for developing and producing some of the largest, most advanced telescope mirrors.
ARIZONA SUCCESS STORIES
Our mission is to create innovative solutions to make the world a safer place, and Arizona provides both the talent and the environment that enables us to continue to grow and achieve that mission.
Wes Kremer, President
Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Arizona is proud to provide a platform for pioneers like Raytheon Missiles & Defense to grow and thrive. With nearly 13,000 employees and a statewide network of more than 500 suppliers, the high-tech powerhouse contributes $2.6 billion annually to the state’s economy, an impact that has grown by more than $500 million in the last three years. Arizona’s top talent, commitment to keeping taxes low and regulation light, and strategic geographic location have earned the state a reputation as a leading hub for advanced manufacturing.
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CP Technologies Breaks Ground on New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Prescott Arizona
June 25, 2020
PRESCOTT, AZ — CP Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom rugged computer hardware, broke ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Prescott, Arizona on June 24. Expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021, the 50,000 sq. ft. facility will be located near SR 89 and Deepwell Ranch/Crystal Lane. Michael McCormack, president and CEO of CP Technologies was joined by Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Prescott and Jim Chamberlain of Chamberlain Development to kick off construction.Learn More
The Maricopa Community Colleges and Intel Launch First Artificial Intelligence Associate Degree Program
June 25, 2020
PHOENIX, AZ — The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) today announced a collaboration with Intel and the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) to create Arizona’s first Artificial Intelligence certificate and degree program enabling tens of thousands of students to land careers in healthcare, automotive, industrial and aerospace fields. The Maricopa Community Colleges will be the first in the U.S. to train workers for the region’s driving demands in Artificial Intelligence technology, allowing access for more students to master skills valuable across many occupations and industry sectors and ultimately improving the nation’s workforce, economy, and community.Learn More