Caterpillar expands surface mining and technology offices to Tucson, creating 600+ jobs
PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey today announced an economic development project win for the state with the news that Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has selected Tucson for its surface mining and technology offices.
The Tucson facility will create more than 600 projected new Arizona jobs over five years, with employees in executive management, engineering, product development and support positions.
The state has estimated the economic impact of Caterpillar’s consolidation in Southern Arizona at $600 million.
“This is a huge win for Tucson and the entire region,” said Governor Ducey. “In addition to bringing jobs and capital investment to Southern Arizona, a project of this level will have a ripple effect throughout the community and state. I’d like to thank the Caterpillar team for their commitment to and confidence in Arizona. I’d also like to thank our partners, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Sun Corridor Inc., Pima County, Rio Nuevo District and the City of Tucson, for their hard work in bringing this project to our state. This is an excellent example of Arizona’s attractiveness to businesses as well as our strength in collaborative economic development.”
Photo courtesy of Caterpillar