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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12/6/2022

American Battery Factory Selects Tucson As Site For Its First Battery Cell Gigafactory In United States

TUCSON, AZ (December 6, 2022) — Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Paul Charles, President and CEO of American Battery Factory (ABF), today announced that Tucson, Arizona has been selected as the site for the first in a planned series of battery cell gigafactories based in the United States. The site will serve as ABF’s official headquarters and will be the country’s largest gigafactory for the production of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery cells at 2 million square feet. An estimated $1.2 billion capital investment, the new facility will create 300 jobs in the first phase of the factory’s opening, scaling up to 1,000 cumulative jobs. 

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11/30/2022

FrameTec Announces Construction Of Framing Manufacturing Facility In Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE, AZ (November 30, 2022) — FrameTec, a manufacturer and framing services company, announced today it has commenced construction of its roof and floor truss and wall panel manufacturing facility in Camp Verde, Arizona. The 110,000-square-foot facility is expected to be fully operational by spring 2024, creating over 180 new jobs. Representing a $40 million investment, the new facility will also serve as FrameTec’s U.S. headquarters.  

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