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 and medical devices
Manufacturers across Arizona contribute to our economy and employ hundreds of thousands of Arizonans. In celebration of Arizona's growing advanced manufacturing industry, Governor Doug Ducey declared October Manufacturing Month. There are many events and tours throughout the month to celebrate.
Industry at a Glance
medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and chemicals manufacturing job growth from 2016 to 2020
guided missiles and space vehicle manufacturing concentration
bioscience manufacturing job growth rate from 2016 to 2020
manufacturing job growth rate from 2016 to 2020
semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing employment
Arizona is home to globally recognized semiconductor manufacturers. The state’s competitive, innovative ecosystem attracts companies from around the world to develop technological breakthroughs that are shaping the future.
A CONNECTED WORKFORCE
Arizona employs more than 176,989 manufacturing workers, which is 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.
Learn more about Arizona’s Advantages in this easily downloaded and shared industry profile.
News & EventsAll News & Events
Intel Breaks Ground On Two New Semiconductor Factories
September 24, 2021
CHANDLER, AZ — Intel today broke ground on two new semiconductor fabrication facilities, or fabs, at the company’s Ocotillo campus in Chandler. In a groundbreaking ceremony attended by Governor Ducey, local elected officials and community leaders, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger celebrated the start of construction on the largest private investment in state history and reiterated the company’s commitment to investing in U.S. semiconductor leadership.Learn More
Helix Electric Selects Goodyear for First Manufacturing Facility in Arizona
September 23, 2021
GOODYEAR, AZ — Helix Electric, one of the largest electrical contracting companies in the nation, announced today its first manufacturing facility in Arizona will be in Goodyear. The 112,000-square-foot facility will be used to manufacture and fabricate building components for electrical construction.Learn More