| By The Chamber Edge
| Photo by Brielle Claire Photo
The fact that major companies have chosen the metropolitan Tucson area as their home shows signs of more good things to come for our community.
Caterpillar Surface Mining & Technology Division | Caterpillar announced their plans to relocate their Surface Mining & Technology Division to Tucson in 2016 and will complete their new headquarters in Spring 2019. This $50 million facility in Downtown Tucson will house more than 650 employees.
Northwest Healthcare | Northwest Healthcare plans to expand to Tucson's eastside with the construction of a 70-bed hospital on 18.5 acres, employing 600 healthcare professionals.
Hexagon Mining | Hexagon is a global leader in mining technology, and they announced a relocation to Downtown Tucson in 2017. Their offices are part of a new mixed-use facility that will house more than 250 employees. Completion is expected in Spring 2019.
Amazon | In the past eight months, Amazon has announced two new facilities in Tucson. The first, an 855,000 sq-ft. distribution center expected to be completed in May 2019, will employ 1,500. The second, an auxiliary, $4.3 million distribution site for contractors, will provide more business opportunities.
GEICO | National insurance leader GEICO announced the construction of a 200,000 sq-ft. facility in central Tucson in 2018. Already with 2,000 employees, this new facility will allow them to expand their operations by another 700.
Texas Instruments | Needing to expand in Tucson, Texas Instruments announced the construction of a new $29 million facility in central Tucson. The 125,000 sq-ft. building will be completed in the next 12-18 months and they will expand their large workforce by 35.
Vector Launch | Adjacent to already completed World View and Spaceport Tucson, Vector Launch, a microsatellite space-launch company, is constructing a new facility and employing 200 high-tech workers.
Raytheon | Raytheon is Southern Arizona's largest private employer. They are constructing new building on their expansive plant near Tucson International Airport and will add nearly 2,000 jobs bringing their total to more than 12,000.