With over 330 days of sunshine a year, it is no wonder Casa Grande is such a happening place! Businesses and schools do not have to worry about closing due to snow or ice storms, nor would they ever need to board up to prepare for a hurricane or a tornado. Although California is only a short distance away, and is a hotbed for earthquakes, the United States Geological Survey says that “No earthquake in recorded history has caused deaths or injuries in Arizona.” Simply stated, businesses can conduct more business and residents can spend more days outside in Casa Grande than they can almost anywhere else!
Thousands of travelers enjoy Casa Grande’s wonderful climate and atmosphere, with an estimated 10,000 additional “residents” living in town from October through April each year. These “winter visitors” enjoy a very mild climate in Casa Grande, and are often able to escape blizzards and freezing temperatures in their native lands.
Casa Grande’s climate also provides it with a great opportunity to house green industries and to further the country’s sustainability efforts. One of the most prominent green technologies that has been introduced to Casa Grande is Frito Lay’s “Net-Zero” plant. At their Casa Grande facility, Frito Lay is aiming for (and largely achieving) a net-zero impact on the environment. People, processes and technology have been adjusted to come up with the most eco-friendly way to produce potato chips. These innovations are only an example of the vast potential that Casa Grande has for green industries and sustainable development.