Casa Grande Makes Sense!

 

Located in the heart of the Arizona Innovation & Technology Corridor, Casa Grande serves as the manufacturing, logistics, health care, retail and commercial hub for Pinal County, conveniently located between the state’s major metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson. Casa Grande is less than 30 minutes from Phoenix and 45 minutes from Tucson, making our City ideal for servicing both markets that boast a population of 5.5 million people.

Casa Grande has thousands of acres of developable land in its Industrial Corridor, pre-zoned for industrial uses and available at a fraction of the cost of metro-area lands. Most of this land has utilities to the site, immediately adjacent to it or in close proximity. This reduces upfront costs for project development and construction.

Because of our proximity to the metro areas, companies locating in Casa Grande have access to a highly educated and skilled workforce of over 3 million. The City works closely with state workforce experts Arizona@Work to help ensure local companies have access to the talent needed for immediate and future hires. In addition, Central Arizona College provides customized training specifi c to company workforce needs.

Connectivity plays a big role in why companies choose Casa Grande. It is the only community in the state directly served by two major interstates (I-8 and I-10), the main line of Union Pacific Railroad, and is within 1 hour of 3 international airports. The City is also situated less than 8 hours from the Port of Long Beach, 3 hours from the Port of Entry in San Luis, and 2 hours from the Port of Entry in Nogales. This provides easy access to markets in California, the rest of the Southwest, and Mexico. There is simply no better-connected community in the state.

Our Industrial Corridor is home to numerous manufacturing and logistics companies that can take advantage of incentives associated with federally recognized Opportunity and Foreign Trade Zones and New Market Tax Credits. The City employs an effective development team approach to all new projects/companies. Our team provides direct access to decision-makers who review and approve business plans and permits. We proactively communicate with your representatives to expedite all review processes.

Casa Grande also enjoys a low cost of living, 25%- 50% lower than metro areas. It provides a high quality of life featuring clean air, beautiful night skies, and over 300 days of sunshine to support an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. It is less congested, allowing you to drive anywhere in the community within 15 minutes. There are great educational options and a robust health care system, anchored by Banner Casa Grande Medical Center and Sun Life Family Health Center, and includes over 25 specialties.

Casa Grande offers strategic company benefits, workforce solutions, and high quality of living. This is why Lucid Motors and so many other advanced manufacturing and logistics companies have chosen to call Casa Grande “home.” They have all come to the same conclusion — Casa Grande makes sense!

Economic Development Director: Richard Wilkie
510 E. Florence Blvd, Casa Grande, AZ 85122
520-421-8600
business@casagrandeaz.gov
ThinkCasaGrande.com

Pick up your copy of A Growing Horizon at City Hall or the Chamber of Commerce!

Economic Development News/Projects

 

Lucid Motors (electric vehicle manufacturer)

Casa Grande beat out 60 other potential sites in 13 states to secure the manufacturing facility for Lucid, a new Silicon Valley luxury electric vehicle brand. The 900,000 square foot AMP-1 (Advanced Manufacturing Plant) is now operational and is producing the Lucid Air Dream Edition. Phase 2, which is already moving forward, will add another 3 million square feet. At full build-out Lucid’s 500-acre, $700 million facility will employ over 6,000 workers right here in Casa Grande by 2028-29.
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. The Podium Club’s Phase I includes recent completion of a 2.32 mile, 15 turn, multiconfiguration track where members can feed their passions on a safe, fun and challenging circuit.

Learn more about Attesa coming to Casa Grande. Or visit The Podium Club.

LKQ Corporation (Auto parts and vehicle recycling company)

LKQ Corporation, a Fortune 500 auto parts and vehicle recycling company, has constructed 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
520-836-6868
info@pinalalliance.org
pinalalliance.org

 

Minimum Wage Law

Effective January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, Arizona’s minimum wage is $12.80 per hour.

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

Minimum Wage Increase – Prop. 206 increased 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.

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 was raised to $7.00 per hour beginning on January 1, 2017, and each year accordingly.
Learn more about the Minimum Wage Law.

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