GEOST of Tucson, Ariz., won U.S. Space Force contracts worth $38 million to develop an optical sensor payload that could be hosted on government or co...
About Tucson Economic Development
Tucson has unique resources that make our city an ideal place to operate a business: Tucson International Airport, located 10 miles from the city center, offers nonstop service to 19 major cities. Over 150 transportation and logistics providers with the ability to serve over 55 million customers within a 1,000-mile radius. Interstates 10 and 19 connect Tucson with Phoenix, Los Angeles, El Paso, and Sonora, Mexico. The SunLink Modern Streetcar connects Downtown Tucson with the University of Arizona
PROXIMITY TO MEXICO
Located just 66 miles from the international border and the Mariposa Port of Entry, Tucson holds a special geographic position for businesses engaged in international trade: In 2018, total trade between Arizona and Mexico exceeded $16 billion.
Tucson’s plentiful sunshine, natural beauty, and diverse culture lend to an active lifestyle rich in great food, gorgeous hikes, challenging biking trails, and unforgettable experiences: Tucson is the first North American city to be designated a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. The Loop, a 131-mile network of paved shared-use paths, provides car-free recreational opportunities around and through the city.
Tucson is home to the University of Arizona, a premier public research institution recognized for leadership and innovation in advanced energy, defense and security, bioscience, mining technology, arid lands agriculture, and water resources. Tucson is also home to Pima Community College, and a diverse constellation of public, private, and parochial K-12 education institutions