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Economic Development2020-12-07T18:33:29-07:00

Why Casa Grande?

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 with development announcements by:

  • Lucid Motors (electric vehicle manufacturer)
  • Attesa Motorsports (a 2,300-acre development that will include two professional racing venues)
  • Dreamport Villages (a 1,500-acre extreme sport themed amusement park)
  • PhoenixMart (a 1.5 million square foot international business-to-business sourcing center)

These four projects combined are projected to create over 30,000 jobs and represent over $5B in capital investment over the next 10 years. In addition, the Attesa Motorsports venue and the Dreamport Villages are expected to attract over 4 million visitors a year.

Casa Grande’s population has doubled since the year 2000, making it the largest city and tax base in Pinal County. Coupled with its rapidly growing economy and industrial sector, there has never been a better time to invest in Casa Grande!

Quality of Life

Casa Grande is a growing city with multiple major industrial and recreational projects underway. The city is on pace to continue attracting residents, businesses, and industry due to its prime location and beautiful Sonoran climate. Residents of Casa Grande 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.

Casa Grande is a food hub with popular franchises such as Olive Garden, Mimi’s Cafe and Buffalo Wild Wings along with highly rated local restaurants including Sho-Ga Japanese Restaurant, Big House Cafe, Francisco Grande Duke’s Lounge, BeDillon’s Restaurant, and Eva’s Fine Mexican Food. Boasting a population of over 52,000 residents with an average household income of over $55,000, Casa Grande provides residents and businesses alike with every opportunity to succeed in a beautiful setting just far enough outside the Phoenix Metro to get away from the hustle and bustle of urban living.

Key Industries

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.

Abbott Nutrition, Frito Lay, Wal-Mart Distributions, , and 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.

Learn More About manufacturing, warehousing/logistics, and healthcare Industries

Education

Below is a list of the educational institutions in Casa Grande. Visit their site for more information.

Public Schools:

Charter Schools:

Universities/Colleges:

Start Your Business

The City of Casa Grande is here to help you start your business no matter the size with a three step process.

  1. Complete our Business License Application and the Citizenship Form which is now required for all renewals and new business license applications.
  2. Bring your completed business license application and acceptable form of ID to the City Finance Department for processing.
  3. Review the business license application for relevant fees for your type of business and submit the appropriate fee with your application to the Finance Department.

Click here for more resources on starting a business in Casa Grande.

Small Business Administration – Starting a Business resources

*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.

Economic Development News and Updates

DateDescription
01/27/2021Take a peek into the groundbreaking new paint shop at Lucid AMP-1
01/25/2021ICYMI: PPP Loan Portal is Open to all Participating PPP Lenders
01/12/2021CG CARES Program is Back
01/12/2021Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Reopens Today
01/11/2021Electronic Filing Now Available for Corporate Taxpayers
01/11/2021SBA Paycheck Protection Program Lenders Located in Arizona
01/08/2021Economic Development 2020 Wrap-up Newsletter
01/08/2021The next round of PPP loans will soon be available
12/02/2020SBA launches new PRIME (Program to Invest in Micro-Entrepreneurs) Business Assistance Program
12/01/2020Construction is complete on Lucid's very first EV factory
11/23/2020

Join Build Your Future Arizona’s Virtual Construction Career Awareness Fair • December 10, 2020, • 10 – 11 a.m.

09/16/2020September Economic Development Newsletter
09/15/2020Arizona Commerce Authority Job Training Program - Final Competitive Application Round
08/12/2020City Launches Casa Grande CARES Program to Financially Assist Local Businesses and Non-Profits
08/04/2020

Pinal home values soar; ‘building boom to return rapidly,’ says real estate consultant Jim Belfiore

07/29/2020Nikola Motor Company - Nikola Groundbreaking in Coolidge Arizona Highlight Reel
07/08/2020

New hospital ranking weighs commitment to diversity, civic leadership along with health outcomes

06/30/2020Economic Development Monthly Newsletter - June 2020
05/22/2020Electric Cars are About to Start Rolling Out of the Arizona Desert
05/12/2020

Pinal County has infrastructure in place to handle development boom

03/18/2020$3.3B Gasoline Production Plant Comes To Casa Grande And Fast-Growing I-10 Corridor

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