ARIZONA: THE NEW SOLAR POWERHOUSE
Arizona is quickly on the way to its goal of becoming the solar capital of the world. More than 100 significant solar energy businesses have already established roots in Arizona, taking advantage of new aggressive tax incentives, a pro-business climate, specialized workforce and more sunny days than any other state in the country. In 2010, Arizona was ranked No. 1 on two of Business Facilities annual state rankings top 10 lists – Alternative Energy Industry Leaders and Solar Energy Manufacturing Leaders.
Led by some of the world’s largest solar companies, such as Suntech and First Solar, Arizona continues to attract the most forward-thinking solar companies and the industries that support them in the supply chain. Other key solar players in Arizona include Power-One, Stirling Energy Systems, Abengoa, CentroSolar, Kyocera Solar, Faist GreenTek, Global Solar and Solon, all of which are creating new jobs in the booming Arizona solar economy.
Fueled by unwavering support from state, local, tribal and educational leaders, Arizona is quickly becoming an epicenter for the flourishing renewable energy industry. In addition to its vast deserts of solar power potential, Arizona offers a globally competitive tax structure, strong university research programs, targeted incentives, competitive land costs, an advanced transportation system and some of the lowest operating costs in the country.
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Our team of Arizona business development experts works with our economic development partners statewide to provide everything a potential, new or established business needs to succeed in Arizona. We offer a single statewide point of contact to provide information and guidance for companies to thoroughly evaluate Arizona’s business climate and opportunities. Our service is personal and confidential.