The City of Casa Grande is the southern-most city in the Phoenix Metropolitan area and is conveniently located midway between Phoenix and Tucson, approximately one hour from each city. The I-8, I-10, and Union Pacific Railroad run through the city of Casa Grande, and the I-8/I-10 interchange is located just south of the downtown corridor providing convenient access to three major freight routes. Over the past two years, Casa Grande has generated significant media attention at the national and international levels.

Economic Development Director: Richard Wilkie
510 E. Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

These are just some of the things that have brought business to Casa Grande:

  • Thorough collaboration between all parties resulting in a quick turnaround for permits.
  • Transportation hub with multi-modal access to railroads, interstates, and air routes.
  • Strong mix of retail, industrial, and manufacturing trade.
  • Economic hub of Pinal County.
  • Leader in advanced medical services.
  • Easy access to multiple top-notch research universities and trade colleges.
  • Shovel Ready sites available (including rail-served and airport-served).
  • The unofficial home of Spring Training for Major League Soccer.
  • Beautiful climate, with over 330 days of sunshine each year.

Does this sound like the place for your business to expand? Then it’s time for you to start thinking BIG! Think Casa Grande!

Economic Development News/Projects

Lucid Motors (electric vehicle manufacturer)

Casa Grande beat out 60 other potential sites in 13 states to secure the Lucid manufacturing facility. Lucid, a new Silicon Valley luxury electric vehicle brand, has announced a 500-acre, $700 million facility which will employ approximately 2,000 workers right here in Casa Grande.
Learn more about how Casa Grande secured the Lucid Motors manufacturing facility.
View Lucid Air From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: Photos and Exec Interview.

Attesa Motorsports (professional racing venues)

A 2,360-acre motorsports complex housing two separate 2.8-mile road courses, a karting track, driver experience center, multi-surface racing and event center. The complex is projected to create more than 10,000 jobs directly and indirectly and have a $1.2 billion impact during construction, and create $1.8 billion of economic activity following completion of the complex.
Learn more about Attesa coming to Casa Grande.

Dreamport Villages (sport themed amusement park)

The amusement park described as the “next Disney World” just received its first approval of a land use request right here in Casa Grande. The Casa Grande City Council approved 1,500 acres in a unanimous vote to develop the destination resort. The development will occur at the junction of I-8 and I-10. Phase one of the project is expected to generate up to 5,800 jobs, and full development of the project will take 10 years with a budget of $4 billion. Upon completion, Dreamport is projected to create 15,000 direct and indirect jobs, with an annual visitor count of over 15 million.
Learn more about Dreamport Villages Reining in Expectations in Casa Grande.

Phoenixmart (International business-to-business sourcing center)

Slated to open in 2018, PhoenixMart is North America’s most complete global product marketplace – offering millions of products and thousands of showroom suites in a modern merchandise mart setting, featuring a Business-to-Business buying and selling experience for finished goods and products, raw materials, and supplies.
14500 N. Northsight Blvd. Suite #116, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

LKQ Corporation (Auto parts and vehicle recycling company)

LKQ Corporation, a Fortune 500 auto parts and vehicle recycling company, has received a conditional use permit and development plan from the Casa Grande Planning and Zoning Commission. LKQ is planning to construct a 107,000 square-foot warehouse on 120 acres of land on the northwest corner of Thornton and Peters Roads in Casa Grande. The company plans to hire up to 100 people upon completion, and the siting of this facility in Casa Grande is poised to close other LKQ locations in Phoenix and Chandler.
Learn more about how the Casa Grande Auto Salvage Yard Gets Green Light.

Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth

The home of multiple cities and communities like that of Casa Grande and Eloy. Centrally located between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the communities of western Pinal County are strategically situated to meet the needs of relocating industries. With an excellent workforce, thousands of acres of available industrial land, access to rail and major interstates, great quality of life and rapidly growing communities, western Pinal County can provide strategic solutions to support your expansion requirements in serving the western United States markets.
Executive Manager: Patti King

New Minimum Wage Law

With the passage of Arizona’s Proposition 206, Arizona’s minimum wage laws and paid sick time requirements will change beginning in 2017. The following is a brief summary of the proposition’s key provisions.

Minimum Wage Increase – Prop. 206 increases the minimum wage in Arizona to:
$10.00 per hour on January 1, 2017;
$10.50 per hour on January 1, 2018;
$11.00 per hour on January 1, 2019; and
$12.00 per hour on January 1, 2020.

After 2020, Arizona’s minimum wage will increase according to increases in the cost of living, which is how it was done up until now.

Employers are still permitted to pay $3.00 per hour less than the minimum wage to an employee who customarily and regularly receives tips or gratuities. As such, most restaurant server pay must raise to $7.00 per hour beginning on January 1, 2017.
Learn more about the New Minimum Wage Law.

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