MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE
Arizona’s manufacturers are global leaders, using next-level technologies and high-tech advancements that are shaping the future of manufacturing in aerospace & defense, semiconductors, battery, electric and automated vehicles, medical devices and much more.
Industry at a Glance
Guided Missiles and Space Vehicle Manufacturing Concentration
Bioscience Manufacturing Job Growth Rate From 2017 to 2021
Manufacturing Job Growth Rate From 2017 to 2021
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing Employment
Medical Equipment, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Manufacturing Job Growth From 2017 to 2021
Arizona is home to globally recognized semiconductor manufacturers. The state’s competitive and innovative ecosystem attracts companies from around the world to develop technological breakthroughs shaping the future.
A CONNECTED WORKFORCE
Arizona employs more than 181,900 manufacturing workers, higher than the national median. The state’s abundance of skilled talent is ready to fill positions in advanced manufacturing.
Our goal is to change the world. Through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies, we are delivering the solutions that help our customers eliminate plastic.
co-founder & CEO, Footprint
Arizona has established a global reputation as one of the best states for high-tech manufacturers, home to next-gen pioneers like Footprint, one of Fast Company’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies. On its mission to eliminate single-use plastics, Footprint tapped into Arizona’s top engineering and tech talent and business-first environment to develop innovative solutions with world-changing impacts.
The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership is dedicated to helping manufacturers in the state achieve their goals by providing business and technical services.
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News & EventsAll News & Events
Ecobat To Build New Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility In Casa Grande
February 20, 2023
CASA GRANDE, AZ (February 20, 2023) — Ecobat, the global leader in battery recycling, is building its third lithium-ion battery recycling facility and first in North America. The new facility in Casa Grande, Arizona will initially produce 10,000 estimated tons of recycled material per year, with plans to expand capacity to satisfy the increasing need to recycle lithium-ion batteries. The Casa Grande facility will create over 60 new jobs over time. Start-up is expected in the third quarter of this year.Learn More
Optimal Health Systems Expands Supplement Production Operations In Pima
February 23, 2023
PIMA, AZ (February 23, 2023) — Optimal Health Systems (OHS), a leading holistic health company and whole food supplement manufacturer, announced it has expanded its supplement manufacturing operations in Pima, Arizona. The 4,500-square-foot formulation, production and marketing facility will increase whole food vitamins and supplement production while creating over 20 new jobs, doubling the company’s headcount to more than 40 employees.Learn More