Located in the Heart of the Arizona Innovation and 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!
Casa Grande residents enjoy a lower cost of living than the Phoenix metro area, especially when considering the cost of housing (20% – 50% lower) and cost of transportation (16%-30% lower).
There is an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities (including golfing, 19 parks, and 17 miles of hiking & biking trails), beautiful night skies, thanks to the city’s Dark Sky ordinance, and far less congestion to deal with, resulting in an average commute time of less than 15 minutes.
Residents of Casa Grande have access to great educational opportunities and are within an hour drive of the two largest Universities in Arizona – Arizona State and the University of Arizona – as well as two Northern Arizona University Campuses, Embry-Riddle’s Mesa Campus, Grand Canyon University in Glendale, and eleven of the nation’s highest, ranked community colleges in Maricopa, Pinal and Pima Counties.
As the Health care hub of Pinal County, Casa Grande has a robust health care system anchored by Banner Casa Grande Medical Center and Sun Life Family Health Center and includes over 25 specialties.
The City’s proximity to both Phoenix and Tucson metro areas means residents are close enough to enjoy professional sporting events, cultural and musical events while being just far enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of urban living.
Casa Grande has seen a surge in new industrial projects (including Lucid Motors, JOMI Engineering, Triumvirate Environmental) over the past two years that will be creating thousands of high-quality jobs over the next several years.
The increase in activity has also been felt/seen in the retail and commercial sector with Arizona Native Lotions & Soaps now open in downtown; Long Wong’s Wings and Hide-out Steak & BBQ now open; and Salad And Go, Rili-B’s, and Texas Roadhouse and a Firestone Tires coming soon. Also in the works is a new Auto Mall planned for the east side of I-10 off of Florence Blvd.
Economic Development Division promotes the city as the ideal location for industrial, healthcare, and aviation development.
The Economic Development Division can assist companies with identifying available sites that can meet your company’s needs. In addition, Economic Development staff will work closely with Arizona@Work Pinal County and Central Arizona College staff to help address your pre and post-employment needs as well as assist you in your recruitment efforts.
Opened in 2010 – Nearly all cotton grown in the Southern U.S. originates from seeds grown and cotton strains developed in Casa Grande – Employs over 25,000 people (worldwide) – $14.46 Billion Annual Sales
Seeds and Genomics, Agricultural Productivity, Biotechnology, Farming
DEKALB, Asgrow, Deltapine, Seminis, De Ruiter
Monsanto Cotton Research Center are just a few industrial employers currently providing for the Casa Grande workforce. With the addition of 30,000 new jobs introduced into Casa Grande by Lucid Motors, Attesa Motorsports, Dreamport Villages and PhoenixMart over the next decade, Casa Grande is transforming into a strong industrial hub in central Arizona.
*Notice: Effective October 1, 2008, a new law went into effect preventing a City from issuing a license (either new or renewed) to an individual unless the individual has provided the City of Casa Grande with one of the forms of identification listed in the Citizenship form. If your business is incorporated, provide a certificate of good standing. To become or remain eligible for a license, please download and complete the Citizenship form to submit to the City Finance Department.