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Arizona business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of AZ communities

Relocate or Expand to Arizona - U.S. Industrial Expansion & Relocation Guide for Manufacturing Companies - Learn more about the Arizona business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of AZ communities. Helping decision makers at U.S. manufacturing establishments find new locations to relocate or expand.
Arizona Business Data*


Population: 6,595,778
Total Labor Force: 3,004,400
Unemployment Rate: 7.5%
Number of Manufacturers: 5,021
Manufacturing Jobs: 203,323
Right to Work: Yes
Unemp. Ins. Tax: .025.86%
Corporate Income Tax:
6.968% of taxable income.

Sales Tax:
6.6% Transaction Privilege Tax. Exemptions include: Machinery & Equipment used directly in mfg.; machinery or equipment used in R&D.

Property Tax:
Industrial properties are locally assessed with full value of properties determined by county assessor.

Leading Manufacturing Industries:
(by % of total manufacturing employment)
15% Transportation equipment
13% Industrial machinery and equipment
13% Fabricated metal products
9% Instruments and related products
8% Electronic and other electric equipment

Largest Manufacturing Establishments:
(by number of employees)
Honeywell International, Inc. (Phoenix) - 14,716
Raytheon Missile Systems Co. (Tucson) - 10,500
Intel Corp. (Chandler) - 9,741
Boeing Co., The (Mesa) - 4,000
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc. (Morenci) - 3,000
Counties with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Maricopa - 173,377
Pima - 37,635
Yavapai - 5,698
Pinal - 4,170
Mohave - 3,805

Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs:
Phoenix - 85,169
Tucson - 35,291
Chandler - 23,357
Tempe - 22,987
Scottsdale - 12,372

Manufacturing Related Business Incentives:
Commercial/Industrial Solar Tax Credit
Renewable Energy Tax Credit
Quality Jobs Tax Credit Program
Research & Development Tax Credit Program
Pollution Control Tax Credit
Solar Liquid Fuel Tax Credit
Additional Depreciation (Reduces property tax liability by providing an additional depreciation schedule, applied to first 5 years of property
AZ Competes Fund
Arizona Job Training Program
Military Reuse Zone Program (MRZ) (Applicable to aerospace/aviation manufacturers
Private Activity Bonds Program (PAB)
Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs)
assessment )

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations and businesses to help with your relocation or expansion:

Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber Of Commerce
Dedicated to the promotion of the economic & cultural welfare of Nogales & Santa Cruz County. We unite business, government, education, philanthropy, health care & services, creating a central agency which lends itself to improving business and working towards a financially sound infrastructure.
123 W. Kino Park Pl., Nogales, AZ 85621 (Map & Aerial View)
(520) 287-3685

Looking to reach Arizona manufacturers? Access the Arizona Manufacturers Database compiled by MNI.

*Manufacturing stats updated on 3/18/2014. All other stats updated on 3/18/2014. Listings updated on 4/23/2014.

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