Technology & Innovation

Accelerating Technology & Innovation

As one of the nation's youngest and fastest-growing states, Arizona's pioneering spirit encourages its reputation as a hub for testing and scaling new technologies. Companies are taking note that Arizona's vibrant ecosystem is the best place to make global change.

Industry at a Glance

Top 5

semiconductor and other electronic components manufacturing employment

Emsi, 2021

Top 5

technology & innovation manufacturing employment

Emsi, 2021

Top 10

Tech Hub: Phoenix

Business Facilities Magazine, 2021

Top 10

technology industry concentration and dynamism

Milken Institute, 2020

Innovation Ecosystem

Arizona is the best state in the nation for entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology. With a future-forward leadership team, Arizona continues to lead in creating an innovation-driven economy.

Innovate

Arizona Success Stories

Quotation Mark

"The enthusiasm for new tech from the public and Governor Ducey makes Arizona a place where innovation can thrive and companies like ours can set up roots."


Waymo

Waymo Gray

When autonomous vehicle entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley needed an environment open to new ideas, Arizona welcomed them. The state's pro-business climate and rich startup culture attract global giants as well as emerging tech leaders. With corporate and individual taxes among the lowest in the country, Arizona makes it efficient to start, operate and grow a business. Governor Doug Ducey is committed to knocking down business roadblocks and welcoming innovation leaders.

Pro-Innovation Policies

Arizona is the best state in the nation for entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology. With a future-forward leadership team, Arizona continues to lead in creating an innovation-driven economy.

Policy

Tech Talent

New ideas are embraced in Arizona. Tech talent in the state benefit from public-private partnerships that enhance learning opportunities and develop skills for the jobs of the future.

 

Talent

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Doing Business in Arizona

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10/5/2022

JX Nippon Mining & Metals USA, Inc. Breaks Ground On New Manufacturing Plant In Mesa

MESA, AZ (October 5, 2022) — JX Nippon Mining & Metals USA, Inc. (“JX USA”), together with the City of Mesa, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and local officials, held a groundbreaking ceremony today initiating construction of JX USA’s new state-of-the-art electronic materials manufacturing plant in the City of Mesa, Arizona. The new plant is expected to be operational in early 2024 and create more than 100 jobs by 2025. 

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10/4/2022

Made In Arizona: Manufacturing Month Kicks Off

PHOENIX, AZ (October 4, 2022) — As Manufacturing Month kicks off, manufacturing jobs in Arizona are growing at the fastest rate in nearly three decades and the state is experiencing rapid growth in high tech industries. Investments and expansions from companies in high-tech industries including semiconductors, electric vehicles, batteries, biotech, solar and more have positioned Arizona as a manufacturing powerhouse.

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