Arizona’s manufacturers are global leaders, using next-level technologies and high-tech advancements that are shaping the future of manufacturing in aerospace & defense, semiconductors and medical devices

Industry at a Glance


medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and chemicals manufacturing job growth from 2015 to 2019


guided missiles and space vehicle manufacturing concentration


bioscience manufacturing job growth from 2015 to 2019


manufacturing job growth rate from 2015 to 2019


A&D manufacturing employment

Emsi, 2020


Arizona is home to globally recognized semiconductor manufacturers. The state’s competitive, innovative ecosystem attracts companies from around the world to develop technological breakthroughs that are shaping the future.


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Arizona employs more than 177,500 manufacturing workers, which is higher than the national median. The state’s abundance of skilled talent is ready to fill positions in advanced manufacturing.



Our goal is to change the world. Through the development and manufacturing of revolutionary technologies, we are delivering the solutions that help our customers eliminate plastic.

Troy Swope
co-founder & CEO, Footprint

Arizona has established a global reputation as one of the best states for high-tech manufacturers, home to next-gen pioneers like Footprint, one of Fast Company’s Top 50 Most Innovative Companies.On its mission to eliminate single-use plastics, Footprint tapped into Arizona’s top engineering and tech talent and business-first environment to develop innovative solutions with world-changing impacts.

Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The Arizona Manufacturing Extension Partnership is dedicated to helping manufacturers in the state achieve their goals by providing business and technical services.


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NXP Advances 5G with New Gallium Nitride Fab in Arizona

September 29, 2020

CHANDLER, AZ — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today announced the grand opening of its 150 mm (6-inch) RF Gallium Nitride (GaN) fab in Chandler, Arizona, the most advanced fab dedicated to 5G RF power amplifiers in the United States. The new internal factory combines NXP’s expertise as the industry leader in RF power and its high-volume manufacturing know-how, resulting in streamlined innovation that supports the expansion of 5G base stations and advanced communication infrastructure in the industrial, aerospace and defense markets.

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Modular Mining Expands Corporate Headquarters in Tucson, AZ with new Customer Experience Center (CEC)

January 30, 2020

TUCSON, AZ — Modular Mining, the global leader in the delivery of real-time computer-based mine management solutions, unveiled its new Customer Experience Center (CEC). Located in the company’s corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, USA, the CEC’s opening coincides with Modular Mining’s 40th anniversary and celebrates the company’s continued growth and positive trajectory in both Tucson and the mining sector.

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