Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Archives

Candid Camera: Joe Snell captures the big picture of Tucson

Photo by Brent Mathis

Usually when people are trying to get inspired, they look up. That may not be the case concerning Tucson and its surrounding areas in the near future. Joe Snell, president and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, says Southern Arizona is celebrating its best year since 2007. With news of HomeGoods, Comcast and LCMS moving… Read More →

Comcast will add 1,125 jobs in Tucson


Comcast along with Gov. Doug Ducey today announced plans to open a new customer support center in the fall of 2015 in Tucson. The state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot facility will be staffed by 1,125 customer service representatives and managers. Comcast will begin filling positions this year. With the addition of the call center, Comcast will have… Read More →

TREO widens focus, changes its name to Sun Corridor Inc.


Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO) today announces that the organization will expand its footprint across Southern Arizona, changing its name to Sun Corridor Inc. TREO has been providing economic development support for the entire Southern Arizona megaregion for several years, assisting in key expansions of several employers, advocating for military installations, including Ft. Huachuca;… Read More →

APAC Customer Services’ expansion to create 1,100 jobs

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APAC Customer Services, Inc., a leader in global customer care outsourcing solutions, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) and Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO), announced Monday an expansion in Phoenix and Tucson that is expected to bring more than 1,100 jobs to Arizona’s Sun Corridor over the next three years. Jack Jones,… Read More →

TREO Luncheon features university presidents

Michael Crow (current)

Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities, Inc. (TREO) will feature state university presidents, Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, of the University of Arizona and Dr. Michael M. Crow, of Arizona State University, at its 8th Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, September 25th at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Strong economies are defined by well-paying jobs, held by… Read More →

Phoenix ranked Top 10 for foreign direct investment

by in Economy | Featured

Greater Phoenix was named one of fDi Magazine’s top 10 “American Cities of the Future” for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy in 2013/14. Greater Phoenix ranked sixth among overall North and South American cities, and second in the United States behind Chicago. “One of GPEC’s primary objectives has always been an international presence and strong… Read More →

Tucson Market Update: Q&A with Joe Snell


Q&A with Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities President & CEO Joe Snell Q: TREO recently launched a new economic development strategy focused on strengths of diagnostics in Southern Arizona. How important are biomedical sciences to economic development? A: Our bioscience assets, particularly in the field of diagnostics, are world class. It’s no secret that the size… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary

Arizona Commerce Authority, AZRE Magazine November/December 2011
by in Job Creation

With the Arizona Commerce Authority celebrating its 1st year, jobs remain the focus as the state’s CRE industry reaps the benefits. In August, Tempe-based First Solar purchased 635 acres in Pinal County for $9.8M and announced plans to build a generating station on the property. The rapidly expanding, clean-energy company is still constructing its solar module… Read More →

TREO Leader Advocates For A More Diversified Economy In Tucson, Across The State

Solar Zone Activation, Joe Snell

Time For Change Q&A with Joe Snell, president and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Like the Valley, Tucson and Southern Arizona were hit hard by the recession. Joe Snell, president and CEO of Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO), talked to Arizona Business Magazine about the recovery and challenges still facing Tucson and the rest… Read More →

GPEC’s President And CEO, Barry Broome Talks About Getting The Valley’s Economy Back On Track

Barry Broome, GPEC president and CEO - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

Give us a look ahead at Greater Phoenix’s major industries. The emergence of solar and renewable energy has been, and will continue to be, a big opportunity for us. We need to learn, as a market, how to be involved in new technology initiatives. There are going to be wins, losses and volatility, but the… Read More →

Developing the Road Map to Growth in the Sun Corridor

Arizona Mega-Region, Sun Corridor
by in Blogs | Economy | Events | Green

With the housing industry in the slumps and fewer construction jobs, now is the time for Arizona to look at ways to diversify its economy to guarantee a sustainable future. The region’s population is poised to grow from 5 million to 10 million by 2050, so we will also face the environmental challenges of accommodating… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority Is Tasked With Re-Invigorating The State’s Economy

Arizona Commerce Authority
by in Economy

As Arizona enters 2011, unemployment continues at about 9.5 percent, and according to one national ranking of commercial real estate site selectors, Arizona’s reputation as a business-friendly state continues to slide. That’s where the newly formed Arizona Commerce Authority comes in. “It’s not about re-branding, and it’s not about a committee,” says Don Cardon, ACA… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority: Team Effort in Arizona CRE

Arizona Commerce Authority - AZRE Magazine November/December 2010
by in Economic Development

If there’s one person who can help give Arizona the home-field advantage when it comes to attracting new businesses, new jobs and making the state more competitive in the global market, it’s Jerry Colangelo, the vice chairman of the Arizona Commerce Authority. Perhaps that’s why Gov. Jan Brewer picked the Valley businessman as vice chairman… Read More →

TREO Is Working To Position The Tucson Region For Post-Recession Growth

The past year was unprecedented in the U.S. economy. As experienced nationwide, the recent credit and housing crises resulted in rapid job losses and extreme economic uncertainty. While the situation at the national and state level is critical, leaders in the Tucson region are working to take our destiny into our own hands, providing leadership… Read More →